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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 02-22-2016, 07:05 AM
Red.donzi Red.donzi is offline
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Any method for manually checking oil level on e66

Hello all,

I have a 2008 750Li, just hit 100k miles, had it almost a year and a half now. Seems I burn (nothing visible smoking or dripping) about 1 quart every 1000 miles which I believe from reading not a big issue.
My concern is trusting the electronic level indicator, is there no way to manually check oil level?
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:12 AM
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There is a dip stick near the back of the engine compartment, drivers side.
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:23 AM
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I found the dipstick on my car (e66), but I can't summon the force to remove it.

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Old 02-22-2016, 08:25 AM
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There is a dip stick near the back of the engine compartment, drivers side.
I believe that dipstick is to check transmission fluid level - appears to red(ish) in color.
I could be wrong.
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:38 AM
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That's for the engine. There is no dipstick for the transmission.
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:43 AM
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As others have said, the dipstick is on the back drivers side of the engine. It does take some force to remove it the first time.
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:56 AM
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As others have said, the dipstick is on the back drivers side of the engine. It does take some force to remove it the first time.
Ok, great I will go back and take a better look at that dipstick. It did take some force but came off.
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