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I was working under the hood of my 2015 Macan Turbo installing a Rennchip tuning box. After completing the install and lowering the hood I went to the oil level display but got the prompt "No Information about Oil Level Available at Present." I first thought that I had accidently loosened a sensor which provided this information or the tuning box was in someway corrupting the oil display function. After driving a distance the oil level function returned to the display. I then found on page 113 of the owners manual that after opening the hood one has to drive at least 6 miles before the oil level display returns to the screen.

Why? This seems aggrivating, if you just gave your Macan an oil change my first action would be to check the oil level before driving off.
 

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No one likes it, it is just the way it is.
 

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Got my oil change at a local auto shop (not Porsche). Next day I got a red indicator that the oil level was 1.2 qts low. I went back to the mechanic who drained and refilled it. I drove for at least 15 mins but I still cannot get anything but "No information about oil level available at present" and have tried several times w/ just ignition on and motor running. Now nervous that the oil level is not right. What gives?

Dave from AZ
 

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Ensure you're not repeatedly opening the hood. Each time the hood is opened either a timer
or a distance calculator is reset. Once reset, some period of time or distance has to elapse before
the PCM will provide you with a readout - otherwise you will keep getting the "No information, etc."
message.

Beware overfilling in order to top up your oil level. Only add a part of a quart at a time.

1.2 qts. low is quite a bit. I wonder what your service tech added initially? Oil & filter were replaced, correct?

The 3.6L takes ~8 1/2 quarts to fill. It's safe to put in 8 initially, then add to top up - which may take 2 or 3
attempts.
 

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Got my oil change at a local auto shop (not Porsche). Next day I got a red indicator that the oil level was 1.2 qts low. I went back to the mechanic who drained and refilled it. I drove for at least 15 mins but I still cannot get anything but "No information about oil level available at present" and have tried several times w/ just ignition on and motor running. Now nervous that the oil level is not right. What gives?

Dave from AZ
I just had my oil changed and the mechanic informed the display would read “ No info available “ said to drive it and get the oil up to temperature and drive at least 10 miles - at exactly 11 miles the display worked.
 

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I just had my oil changed and the mechanic informed the display would read “ No info available “ said to drive it and get the oil up to temperature and drive at least 10 miles - at exactly 11 miles the display worked.
Normal.
 

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Ensure you're not repeatedly opening the hood. Each time the hood is opened either a timer
or a distance calculator is reset. Once reset, some period of time or distance has to elapse before
the PCM will provide you with a readout - otherwise you will keep getting the "No information, etc."
message.

Beware overfilling in order to top up your oil level. Only add a part of a quart at a time.

1.2 qts. low is quite a bit. I wonder what your service tech added initially? Oil & filter were replaced, correct?

The 3.6L takes ~8 1/2 quarts to fill. It's safe to put in 8 initially, then add to top up - which may take 2 or 3
attempts.
Ensure you're not repeatedly opening the hood. Each time the hood is opened either a timer
or a distance calculator is reset. Once reset, some period of time or distance has to elapse before
the PCM will provide you with a readout - otherwise you will keep getting the "No information, etc."
message.

Beware overfilling in order to top up your oil level. Only add a part of a quart at a time.

1.2 qts. low is quite a bit. I wonder what your service tech added initially? Oil & filter were replaced, correct?

The 3.6L takes ~8 1/2 quarts to fill. It's safe to put in 8 initially, then add to top up - which may take 2 or 3
attempts.


I have not opened the hood since I got the oil change, drove almost 15 miles now and still getting the "No information etc" message.
 

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Manual states must drive 6 miles after opening hood b4 MFD will show oil level.
That Indy is not competent to work on your Macan.
What other mistakes might they make in future?
 

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Got my oil change at a local auto shop (not Porsche). Next day I got a red indicator that the oil level was 1.2 qts low. I went back to the mechanic who drained and refilled it. I drove for at least 15 mins but I still cannot get anything but "No information about oil level available at present" and have tried several times w/ just ignition on and motor running. Now nervous that the oil level is not right. What gives?

Dave from AZ
‘did you get the issue resolved ?
 

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Glad to hear that this is a common problem and that my Porsche service wasn’t done by the new guy.
Fingers crossed I will drive it tomorrow and see what happens. Wish it had a dipstick!
101% of all Porsche Macan owners want a dip stick. What is with those numskulls that they didn't get this message?
 

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To revive this thread, just did my second oil change and self courtesy service at 10k miles and after 16 miles and 198F oil temp I have no info available for oil level.

Why opening the hood needs a differential calculus equation and a supercomputer that takes 20+ miles to compute is of course why we buy Porsche ... just wish I could have a conversation with the genius who developed this to understand the reason(s)...

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:ROFLMAO:


good word!!!


Yeah - I too recently did an oil & filter change. It only took one add afterwards this year. The last time it took me 2 or 3 attempts, since
I did not want to overfill, and I wanted the level to be at the max full - in case I had to add after X miles (I didn't, knock on wood).

When I checked it (after driving sufficient miles) after the change, it appeared to be down 3/4 (~7 3/4 poured in for the change) and I knew
it really wasn't 3/4 of a quart, so I added 1/2. The next time I drove it and checked, it was right where I wanted it to be.


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