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Old 10-21-2012, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by fritchard View Post
Is this on my (UK) 645 too...I'm sure I've seen one under there on the opposite side?
The '04 and '05 645s have a standard oil dipstick with the red/yellow ring handle at front of the engine bay. The '06 and up 650s do not have a dipstick.

What most modern BMW owners have been lamenting (at least the petrolheads) has been BMW's decision to eliminate the fail-proof oil dipstick and the switch exclusively to an electronic oil level system.

What I found the other day while looking at the TIS for post #4 was a "secret" oil dipstick at the back of the engine near the firewall on the 650 with a black stealth unconventional looking handle. Not even your service adviser at the dealer knows about this from what I've experienced. I would guess BMW mechanics will know about the stick but most owners do not.
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