Thanks Leo! Ok, no shortcut here. But if the oil is coming through the metal plate (is that the sensor?), then it will do so even if after replacing, so wouldn't the same failure reoccur soon? Seems like a very bad design.
Originally Posted by DetailAddict
doesn't look like it, unfortunately...
if you are having this issue, you should be able to get to the connector pretty easily without having to do all the hard work. and you should be able to see outside the connector is pretty dry, at least in my case. the oil seems to be coming in from the bottom side of the sensor.
if you take a look at this pic from the OP, there are just 4 'plastic welds' that holds the metal plate down and that seems to be where the oil going in and up to the connector. I kept the faulty sensor and have yet to take it apart to inspect the inside of this piece. (maybe i'll do that so)