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Hmnn I guess if you had never had a dipstick or like a few of our sons friends who didn't know their car had one anyway !!! Then you would trust the sensor me as an old engineer ???
Glad it's settled down, enjoy your Beemer
So, the oil level has been behaving itself - it seems fixed on a quarter litre short of full now.
Interesting is this post, link below, explaining how the electronic oil level indicator works. So, the advice is to just sit tight until the car asks you to feed it another litre.
I believe it is Dealer only for obvious reasons to try and keep history as real as possible. Talk to your BMW Dealer he should be able to check it's Dealer service history and update it any services outside the BMW network will not be logged so the only proof you will have is receipts for work carried out.
Yes Dr Tranny really does work, takes a few miles to get thoroughly mixed in One of the only "Snake Oil" fixes I have tried
My X5 I fitted an external trans oil cooler with stat and engine wise I changed the main engine cooling fan for an electric one with an in hose stat. I did this as I would be towing a couple of Fat Horses in a trailer so wanted to make sure it all stayed cool.
So I’ve been back today and the gearbox needed another half litre to top it off, rock steady revs but still get a touch of slip in the first coupe gears sometimes. Would this dr tranny help that?
At the same time I’ve had a couple of thermostats added. I’ve read online too many stories about new stats failing shortly after use so I’ve opted for the in hose ones for box and engine. I know they aren’t oe spec but the temp readings are pretty much good. Mpg is back up to where it was during the summer.
The hidden dash temp does rise a fair bit over the 92. Promptly returned to 88 though within seconds, can tell with the temp reading when the stats open up. I’ve released any pressure in the tank earlier so will see what’s what tomorrow.
I just brought a 200 325i SE which I am pretty happy with and i checked BMW's web site for firmware updates. I put in my VIN & it downloaded a binary. Put binary on nice clean USB drive and inserted same into the USB port. Looked for "Software Update" on I Drive.... and the option is not there. What am I doing wrong (if anything) ?