Oil temperature gauge keeps dropping to zero and yellow oil can with word "sensor" appears. I assume the oil temperature sender is failing but where is it located on the engine please?

Asked by Jan 31, 2017 at 06:33 PM about the 2002 Audi A6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Audi A6 Avant 1.9tdi 2002

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My background is in oil so I know that what I am looking at is an oil temperature gauge on the dashboard (don't know why Audi fitted one --- oil pressure would have been more useful!!) which occasionally falls to zero and the yellow oil can sign plus the word "sensor" lights up. It may just be a connection fault at the oil temperature sender but I need to know where to find the temperature sender on the engine?!!

Oh dear --- It seems that there must be an awful lot of folk asking stupid questions. I trained as a lubrication engineer. The oil is absolutely fine but the engine has a screw in oil temperature sender. I've looked at a picture of the offending part but I don't know where it is located on the engine. At this time of year I don't want to be removing the undertray and hunting around for it, so will someone just tell me where it is fitted PLEASE??

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Try this, apparently it is on the bottom of the oil pan ---- http://www.audiforums.com/forum/audi-a6-9/oil-temp-sensor-117698/

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All that lubrication training and you can't find your sensor and you can't "google" it. My My......

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Possibly post #5 at the link will solve this for you. Just guessing at your engine size. You do know how to copy and paste?? http://www.audiforums.com/forum/b5-models-69/engine-oil-temp- gauge-sensor-185938/

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Oh, sometimes they need a little tough love and some persuasion. Took me 2 minutes to find the information. I do wish the OP good luck with it.

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