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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:15 AM
08535xi 08535xi is offline
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08 535xi leaking oil?

I picked my car up at the dealer this past Friday for recall work (battery cable). The dealer said there was also a sensor that needed to be replaced and the engine was leaking oil around the oil filter. The oil level was fine when I picked it up Friday and now it reading minimal oil level. I'm guessing this is not normal, drove 300 miles since I picked it up. Calling the dealer today, but anyone else ever experience a drop in oil level this quick?

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Brian
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:46 AM
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That is a pretty common issue. There should be DIY to replace the gasket for the filter housing.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:16 AM
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Read my post regarding the oil filter housing gasket.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:55 PM
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This exact same thing happened to my 535xi last month
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:11 PM
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I picked my car up at the dealer this past Friday for recall work (battery cable). The dealer said there was also a sensor that needed to be replaced and the engine was leaking oil around the oil filter. The oil level was fine when I picked it up Friday and now it reading minimal oil level. I'm guessing this is not normal, drove 300 miles since I picked it up. Calling the dealer today, but anyone else ever experience a drop in oil level this quick?

Thanks, Brian
Don't know your car very well but it sounds like oil pressure sensor area. I have some "seepage" in that one too, but waiting for next major repair to throw that one in. It is likely a $0.65 aluminum or copper washer that needs to be replaced. Heck for $16 just change out the whole sensor with washer if it is an '08.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:00 PM
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This exact same thing happened to my 535xi last month
Did you DIY or take it to an Indy shop for repairs?
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