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Old 08-05-2012, 03:57 PM
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Engine temperature

I just bought a 2004 BMW745Li I love the carMy question, how can I find or where isthe gauge for the engine temperature and oil pressure
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
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Go into the hidden menu by holding down the trip meter stalk for about 15 seconds. Push the stalk until you see the unlocking option. It will ask for a code. The code is found by adding the last 5 digits of your vin number. After entering that you unlock all the functions of the menu. You will see sensor data there. I am sure the engine temperature can be seen but not sure about oil pressure.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
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there are no "user available" gauges for either. You can find temperature in the diagnostic hidden menu in the gauge cluster. The only way to get an oil pressure gauge is to hook up your own to the car.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:16 PM
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Thank you for your comments and advise. I will try next week.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:38 PM
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csmeance,

I guess I have a lot to learn where can I find the diagnostic hidden menu in the gauge cluster. Thank you, I am planning a 600 miles trip and want to be able to check the engine temperature while I am driving. I will hate to get a warning temperature alarm when the car is overheating. Thanks for the replies to everyone.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:13 AM
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On cold start up, there is an orange ring around the tachometer that indicates max rpm for the engine temperature, so it acts like a temp gauge until you are up to operating temp. Car has a lot of sensors, so I am sure it will give you plenty of warning if you are getting too hot, unless its a catastrophic problem, ie fan belt, hose disconnect.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:37 PM
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Thank you canuckdon, I guess I am too scare to be driving around not knowing the engine temperature, old school I am happy to know the car has many sensors that it will warm me ahead of time.
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