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      06-30-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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oil level question

I got a low oil level code to add a qt of oil. Before I could put some oil in the code cleared and says oil level is good now. Got me kinda worried is this normal?
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      06-30-2014, 05:50 PM   #2
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You are supposed to add the quart within 120 miles of the notification. My advice is add the quart of oil.
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You are supposed to add the quart within 120 miles of the notification. My advice is add the quart of oil.
Thanks I will.
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It will probably return soon anyway. The level in the gauge is close to 0 when you do "check oil" on the dashboard ?
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i rather have a dipstick. BMW is so stupid. THey need to worry about braking modules and water pump problems and less on electronic oil level technology.. They are one ass backwards company in the last couple years.
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i rather have a dipstick. BMW is so stupid. THey need to worry about braking modules and water pump problems and less on electronic oil level technology.. They are one ass backwards company in the last couple years.
Oh it gets worse. BMW programmed the CBS to stop accepting the oil quality data from the oil quality sensor after the car reaches 186,000 miles. The car then will not reset the OCI above 0 miles and at around 220K the car tells you that it is past due on oil service EVERY time you start it. Try explaining that to a potential buyer...
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I have an '06 325XI. I changed the oil in January but yesterday it gave me the "oil low" indicator (not the CBS, but the oilcan which reflects the "dipstick"). So, I added half a quart (all I had for now) and the indicator cleared, and now the level shows 1/2 way between E and F. Makes sense to me.

What doesn't make sense is, where is the oil going? It's only been maybe 6000 miles since the oil change in January.

We have 88,000 miles on her, and not a drop on the garage floor. I thought it might be burning oil, but no sign of it in the exhaust gas (no blue smoke), and cars that I've owned in the past that were oil burners always had oil residue on the rear of the car - it attracts dust faster and looks splotchy.

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thanks for your reply,
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