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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:52 PM
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Substitute synthetic oil if cant find bmw motor oil

What kind or brand should i get from the store if i cant find any bmw motor oil around my area. and my sensor keeps going on everytime i turn the car off . this means i need to put more oil right ?. thanks guys
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:19 PM
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wait........so you turn the motor off and the oil light comes on? i dont know of any vehicle that that doesnt happen.

its a pressure sensor. motor not spinning, no oil pressure, light is on. should be on before you start the motor too.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:53 PM
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It pops when u turn off the car but when im driving theres just this small exclamation mark in triangle beside the gear shift mode panel .
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:22 PM
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Add oil (very very soon!). Any top line synthetic will be OK. Use oil with the same ratings as that already in use.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:55 PM
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Dealer told me that they just did a change oil on it and i dont know what kind of synthetic oil should i put if so , woul castrol edge with syntec do it its sw 30
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:50 PM
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thats your abs light if i remember correctly. also what year is this vehicle.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:08 AM
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Does it mean somethings wrong with my abs or what ? As for the oil i can just put that castrol edge with syntec sw30?
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:08 AM
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Its a 2008 323i
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:44 AM
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:52 AM
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I when you get the oil warning when you turn off the car that is telling you to add 1 quart to the motor. If you were to look in you iDrive under car data you will see exactly what it means. I have a e60 that was doing the same thing and after I added the quart it went away immediately. As far as the type of oil to add make sure it's Full synthetic oil Castrol or Mobile 1 should do the trick, if you still have that extra quart in you trunk just add that.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:11 AM
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Thanks guys that was very helpful, and sorry about posting in the wrong forum. And do i just add oil whenever or do i let thr car cook down first
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Theirs a list on the BMW site.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:17 AM
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Can u pls show me the link not being lazy just @ work right now
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