3.2 Oil temp / level sender definitive answer.
Some of you may remember that I pulled the 3.2 out of my Brera recently to replace the transfer box and sort out the sub frame.
Because of the cost of the oil temperature sender (£350) I decided not to replace it whilst the engine was out.
Well, that decision has truly bitten me in the backside as the thing has now totally failed and is spewing engine oil onto the exhaust, causing clouds of stinking oil smoke, making it impossible for me to sell the car. To say I am totally gutted is a slight under estimation of the situation.
So, here is the massive question......Is it REALLY, REALLY necessary to pull the engine to change this sensor?
I have been under the car and I think that once the front exhaust is out of the way, the alternator duct is removed and the transfer box is released, the sump should come down.
Has anybody actually done this? Am I missing a vital thing that stops it releasing?
I am really not interested in opinions or "I told you so", I need an answer, have I got to pull the engine again?
Last edited by 427scr; 04-02-16 at 11:39.