E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > yellow engine light on related to engine oil ?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-24-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
Tsaoster
Private
 
Drives: 2008 BMW with Premium Pkg
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)

Question yellow engine light on related to engine oil ?

So today when I started my car, the yellow engine light came on, and I read the manual and searched on the forums and realized that there are endless possibilities of what it could be.

However, I found that when I went to the check service screen, the engine oil picture was in red and below it had a minus -1400km. So i realized it could have been engine oil related problems. I decided to check the level of engine oil i have left in the car and it said my engine oil level was okay.

can anyone chime in on this ? my warranty expired recently and I hope i don't need a trip to the dealer!
Tsaoster is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
BKV122
Major
 
BKV122's Avatar
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,091
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 330xi  [4.75]
Well should get your oil changed to start things off.
__________________

Monaco Blue 330xi - Terra Interior/6-MT/Sport/Premium/Cold/CSL's/M3 Spoiler Lip/Black Kidney's
BKV122 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #3
Tsaoster
Private
 
Drives: 2008 BMW with Premium Pkg
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BKV122 View Post
Well should get your oil changed to start things off.
engine oil level is full and i just changed oil 2 months ago
Tsaoster is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2012, 08:13 PM   #4
BOBKUR
Major
 
Drives: 2008 E 90
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: CALIFORNIA

Posts: 1,350
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsaoster View Post
engine oil level is full and i just changed oil 2 months ago
Did you reset the computer after last oil change.
BOBKUR is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
E90Company
Major General
 
E90Company's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL

Posts: 6,140
iTrader: (2)

Did you reset the oil change interval when you changed the oil?
E90Company is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #6
Tsaoster
Private
 
Drives: 2008 BMW with Premium Pkg
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBKUR View Post
Did you reset the computer after last oil change.
I tried today, go to the red engine oil screen and press BC on the stalk right ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by E90Company View Post
Did you reset the oil change interval when you changed the oil?
i press BC on the stalk when i get to the red engine oil screen right ?
Tsaoster is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
Tsaoster
Private
 
Drives: 2008 BMW with Premium Pkg
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)

nvm i got it, thanks guys! hopefully after a couple engine starts the yellow engine light goes away
Tsaoster is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #8
Joe-
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 07 E92 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Greenwich CT

Posts: 520
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsaoster View Post
So today when I started my car, the yellow engine light came on, and I read the manual and searched on the forums and realized that there are endless possibilities of what it could be.

However, I found that when I went to the check service screen, the engine oil picture was in red and below it had a minus -1400km. So i realized it could have been engine oil related problems. I decided to check the level of engine oil i have left in the car and it said my engine oil level was okay.

can anyone chime in on this ? my warranty expired recently and I hope i don't need a trip to the dealer!
since you are out of warranty I would suggest you invest in OBDII cable, a laptop if you don't have one, i got my cable from ebay for about 25 bucks, and download INPA/bmwsoftware made by smooth1 so that you can read any codes with your laptop.

Will help save you trips to the dealership
Joe- is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST