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Hittiousjuan 07-30-2013 08:34 PM

X3 oil level sensor
 
Bought an 2013 X3 w/4k from a local BMW dealer. At aprox 6k the add a qt of oil message came on and I did so with no dipstick to refer to. Great move BMW! At 7k it alerted again and once again I reluctantly did. One week later again it alerted and we took it to the dealer who took out 9 qts from a 6 qt system. "Faulty sensor" Can I have engine issues from running too full for god knows how long? I only added 2 qts in 3k miles but it my have been 1 qt over when I bought it.

rao112 07-30-2013 08:40 PM

X3 oil level sensor
 
Your car is still under the free maintenance plan.. Why are you adding oil on your own?


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Hittiousjuan 07-30-2013 08:49 PM

150 miles from a dealer on I-90 east and west both times on a weekend and the alert say add within 120. What, call a rollback cause my car need a qt of castrol full sym? This is my 5th BMW

The X Men 07-31-2013 08:18 AM

If the oil reaches the point where it reaches the height of the rotating crankshaft, and this whips the oil into a froth. Oil with lots of air in it does not lubricate well. The result can be similar to the kind of problems you might have running a car without oil or increase friction.


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