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I just had an oil change and now my Porsche won't start.

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i just had an oil change and now my Porsche won't start. Stated on computer dash "Oil pressure too low"
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Porsche
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

have you checked the oil level?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is full. look too full actually. Car is on a slight hill as well. just had the oil changed 2 days ago.
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

The oil pressure may be too low for a number of reasons: • Oil is diluted • Oil pump is faulty • Bearing clearance is too large (e.g. crankshaft bearing) • Oil level is too low • Oil pressure regulating valve is faulty • Incorrect oil has been used - use only oil that has been approved by Porsche

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
seems like a coincidence that i just had the oil changed....and this is the first time the Porsche has had this problem. (also it has always started, never did not)
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

was it serviced by Porsche?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, but he was a foreign car dealer whom I used 6 months ago for an oil change
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

how many miles?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

what brand did the use for the oil filter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have no idea
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

it can be as simple as a defective oil filter or oil pressure switch or as serious as a internal engine failue

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
probably the wrong oil and wrong oil filter. should I bring it back to same mechanic or bring it to porsche dealer?
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

I would have it towed to the dealer unless you still trust this shop

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What if the mechanic put regular oil in the Porsche instead of Synthetic?
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

depending on weight that could be your issue

Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

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