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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 01-16-2015, 07:37 PM
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oil sensor

i have a 2006 325ci and have the amber low oil level light come on after i shut the engine down on my first stop. The rest of the day it never appears. It is not on driving and after second stop of 'the day it doesn't appear. Actual oil level ok and just changed the the low oil sensor.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:41 PM
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Try adding an extra cup or so of oil, and see if that stops it (it often does).
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:35 PM
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The dip stick shows full
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:32 PM
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The dip stick shows full
And adding another cup is only about 3% of the total oil capacity....it won`t hurt anything....

these oil sensors are known to be finicky, and that little bit of extra oil will often solve the light coming on problem.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:24 AM
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The sensor is probably going bad. Change it the next time you change the oil. Buy only a Hella brand sensor.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:33 AM
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You don't park on a steep driveway do you?
My E46 M43 does this after parking nose down a steep driveway at my sister inlaws.
After leaving and stopping and turning off the engine at another destination the amber oil light still shows with the key off, but after restarting it disappears and is fine.
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:00 PM
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thanks to all for timely replies. For Doobey, ya mine is same after shutting down at next destination no light
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