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Old 09-07-2019, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jyeh74 View Post
I guess there's really no way to tell for sure unless I use a dipstick. Could be the sensor or could just be an old car. Define old though.It took the 1 quart without overfilling.And the warning light went away.
My E46 M3 had a dipstick, and a warning light (no iDrive). I kept the car twelve years and 115k miles. Somewhere around 80k miles (maybe), it'd start giving me a low-oil light when the actual level was just a half liter below full.

Also, at $10/liter there's an incentive for a line mechanic to pay for his lunch that day by shorting a couple of customers a half-liter each on oil changes.
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