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am still enjoying my new to me 1988 300CE, getting through the list of jobs to do. Thanks to this forum, I've replaced the oil pressure sensor and now have a good working oil pressure gauge. So next on list is oil level light always on even with oil on dipstick max. My questions are:-
1. Can sensor be removed with out removing sump
2. If it repairable or sealed unit
3. Best way to check it is sensor not the gauge
I've checked haynes manual and can't find mention of it. Thanks
 

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sensor is in n/s of sump, mounted with 2x 10mm headed bolts. easy to replace, may need a little oil draining, not sure.

to test, earth the connection to make the light go out, if it does and the oil level is correct change the sensor.

as for repair, probably possible; it's just a float and contacts i think, but i have never fixed one.
 

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oh, and they do fail, not likely to be instrument problem.
 

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Alexander has saved me from writing out the same thing :D:D
 

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you realy should have learnt by now. Just think of the money you would have saved if you stopped at 1
 

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you realy should have learnt by now. Just think of the money you would have saved if you stopped at 1

To be truthful none of them cost me a penny, I was always on the verge of bankruptcy when having a divorce,,I never knew how that happened:rolleyes:
 

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I have never been a free meal ticket, they took what they came with, and no one got hurt
 
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Oops, unfortunate typo ;)

I hope Alan meant 'clever' and you haven't been despatching your wives with a butcher's hatchet...

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