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getslideways
01-03-2011, 11:47 AM
I need to replace the oil temp sensor, which on the ATW is also the oil level sensor in the bottom of the pan, correct? The trouble is i cant seem to find this dual purpose sensor on any website (ecs, mjmautohaus, etc), only the AEB one. Does anyone happen to know the part number or a link to someone selling it. I would crawl under my car and look but i've let someone borrow it for the next few days so its not with me. Thanks!

BaconBait
01-03-2011, 12:01 PM
From what I understand (which isn't much), the oil level sensor on the 99.5 AEB, ATW, and 02-03 B6 is the same.

walky_talky20
01-03-2011, 02:13 PM
Looks like the same sensor on the 1.8T and the V6, all they way up to 2003.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/1j0907660b/

2003+ cars use this one:
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/1j0907660c

getslideways
01-03-2011, 03:09 PM
From what I understand (which isn't much), the oil level sensor on the 99.5 AEB, ATW, and 02-03 B6 is the same.

There just seems to be little to no info or discussion about it, but as i understand it on ATW's the pan sensor does both tasks, at least thats how its stated in the few articles i have come across that mention anything about the ATW sensor specifically:

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/211551-Oil-temp-senser-ATW-AEB
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5140829-Oil-Temp-sensor

but if someone has a diagram or info proving it one way or the other i would really appreciate it. Thanks!

getslideways
01-03-2011, 03:12 PM
Looks like the same sensor on the 1.8T and the V6, all they way up to 2003.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/1j0907660b/

2003+ cars use this one:
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/1j0907660c

the ECS link notes: "Does not read oil temperature in some models"

getslideways
01-03-2011, 03:21 PM
ok i came across this thread too:

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/278102-New-Oil-Level-Temp-Sensor-Doesn-t-Read-Oil-Temp

even thought its for a 2.7t in a b5 s4, a little ways down AudiSportB5S4 lists his issue and it basically sounds like the same problem and even lists the same part number as walky_talky20 provided

the oil temp gauge always sits at 0, but after driving it if i turn the key off then on to the accessory position it will read for a second then gradually fall back to zero in a bout 5 seconds time.

walky_talky20
01-03-2011, 04:06 PM
I used vagcat to find the number. When I get home I'll check ETKA.

I think the note from ECS just means that the sensor will do both, but not all cars have a gauge to use that part of the sensor. Like the B6 A4 which doesn't have a temp gauge, but uses the same sensor as the ATW and AWM, which *do* have the temp gauge.

somebody5788
01-03-2011, 04:40 PM
In some V6's you don't have that sensor at all. Mine has an oil temp gauge but the sensor is not located on the pan like most. It's behind the timing belt.

Just posting so people that might search this will have more info.

getslideways
01-03-2011, 07:52 PM
I used vagcat to find the number. When I get home I'll check ETKA.

I think the note from ECS just means that the sensor will do both, but not all cars have a gauge to use that part of the sensor. Like the B6 A4 which doesn't have a temp gauge, but uses the same sensor as the ATW and AWM, which *do* have the temp gauge.

thanks for checking it out!

oh, i see what your saying about the ECS note now, i was originally reading it the opposite way that your seeing it, but I bet you are right. Maybe I can get them to clarify the meaning of that statement tomorrow.

walky_talky20
01-03-2011, 10:21 PM
Just checked ETKA. Got the same number I shared before. I don't see any other number it could be, but I would always recommend you have the number off the old part before ordering something. Or give your VIN to your Audi parts supplier of choice. Dealer can do that, or if you call ECS, I'm pretty sure they can run your VIN to double check as well.

@Somebody5788: Yes, that is a good point. The switch from a normal screw-in sender to the oil pan thermal sensor happened in 99.5. Although the VIN split is not exactly at the facelift split. So some of the early facelift cars (V6 and 1.8T, apparently yours is included in this) didn't get the oil level sensor in the pan. The switch happened somewhat later.

getslideways
01-04-2011, 11:41 AM
thanks walky.

I talked with ECS today since that part number lines up with 4 sensors (same sensor different manufactures) on their site but only one of them carried the "this might not read temps in certain vehicles" warning, but they seemed a little unsure about if it would still work or not and said they could only guarantee it would work if i bought the OEM audi one which is almost 3 times more expensive than the others... oh well....

walky_talky20
01-04-2011, 07:31 PM
Hmm. It seems silly that the aftermarket would make a part that only halfway worked. Especially if they are stamping an OEM part number right on it. I'll bet any one of those would work just fine. If it were me, I'd take the chance and get the Meyle one. If you look at if, the markings are identical to the OEM piece. It is probably even the same manufacturer.