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I've just replaced my defective oil sensor (gauge max-out & "check oil level" warning). Now my secret menu reading is showing a max of 60 degrees C even though coolant is hitting about 88 degrees C. It seems the Hella sensor I used isn't the right part despite tying up with the correct BMW part number. Anyone had this and more importantly has anyone used an OEM (Hella) part that does work? I have to be honest, £150 from the Stealer is a bit of a rip off when Hella sensors are only about £40!

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Thanks, I'll source another sensor - has anyone swapped theirs out with an OEM Hella sensor lately and can point me in the direction of a seller please? Maybe the eBay store I got it off was a bit shady, feedback seemed ok....

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Try their web catalogue

 

http://ows.tecdoc.net/hella/index.jsp?country=DE&language=en&articleCountry=DE

 

   
2007475
General
Article Number
6PR 007 868-031
 
Article Status
Normal
 
Packing Unit
1
 
EAN
4082300145861
 
 
 
Criteria
Supplementary Article/Supplementary Info
with seal
Number of connectors
3
Number of mounting bores
3
Rated Voltage
12 V
Plug Type
Blade Terminal
   
Edited by jake13

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I believe I used the Hella Web catalogue as stated by Jake above.

 

Got the same Article Number as stated above too : 

 

6PR007868-031  


 

Then found it through these suppliers (who are still doing them but for £76.60) : 

 

http://www.incarmotorfactors.co.uk/en/search?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=6PR+007+868-031&submit_search=

 

Also these are the details of my original purchase back in August 2014 :

 

6PR007868-031  
  Hella Oil Level Sensor  
  £68.40  
  1  
  £68.40  
  
  Products  
  £68.40  
  Discounts  
  £0.00  
  Gift-wrapping  
  £0.00  
  Shipping  
  £1.50  
  Total Tax paid  
  £11.40  
  Total paid  
  £69.90
Edited by M5 London

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Thanks guys. I spoke with the seller and they are sending me another sensor. This is the eBay link to the part, it states genuine Hella but the part is very inexpensive at less than £40.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-HELLA-Sump-Oil-Level-Sensor-12617508003-12611439810-BMW-1-3-5-7-Series-/262511417263?hash=item3d1ee657af

I'm going to risk fitting the replacement so this could either end up being a nice find for cheap oil level sensors or a a bit of a disaster for me - if it doesn't work I'll need to buy the part somewhere else and drop the oil a second time!!

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