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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

 
 
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:23 AM
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It's Friday -- Let's Talk about Green Bars

No, not those kind of Green Bars.....the Green Bars on the dashboard on start-up.

What, exactly, are they measuring ??

Is it the viscosity of the Oil? Or the amount of Oil in the system ? Or the estimated Life til Oil Change ?

Where is the critical point ? 3 bars left ? 2 bars left ? 4 bars ?

Enquiring minds want to know.
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