Thank you, saturntech9! I was also getting the P0711 error and Check Engine light. I had originally replaced the Transmission Temp sensor, but never knew about the Coolant Temp Sensor. Found mine to be cracked.
As a side note, my 97 SW1 uses the same sensor at three different locations; the Coolant Temp, the Transmission Oil Temp and somewhere else (sorry, can't remember the third). Also, you'll more than likely have to clear the error w/ an OBD Reader once you've replaced the sensor to get rid of the Check Engine light.
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 AT 4:09 PM