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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:20 AM
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No oil Indicator

hey i am new to the site and to the bmw world ive worked on them but never owned one untill now and i love it! the guy that had the car before me tried to reset the oil indicator bar and now it will not come on at all just when the car starts and it does its light check and then it goes away?? what can i do to fix this? It would not be a big deal if it never showed its face lol.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:25 AM
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:47 AM
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oh i thought it was supposed to stay on all the time... well then i guess no problem thanks
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:30 AM
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Nope, it's supposed to only show up when you start the car, and then turn off. Also, do NOT change your oil based on that indicator. It is HUGELY inaccurate. The general rule of thumb I recommend for others is to change your oil and filter every 5k miles if using synthetic oil (which you should be).
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:21 PM
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okay thanks i just was not sure but now i know thanks.
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