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Is this a transmission dipstick? If not, what is it? If dipstick, I haven't figured out how to get it to come out.
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Hey that is your oil dipstick! its super easy to pull out (no pun intended) just grab the top and pull towards you and you'll be able to see your oil level apart from using your idrive.
 

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Is this a transmission dipstick? If not, what is it? If dipstick, I haven't figured out how to get it to come out.
Be sure to put it back in as tightly, as it seals in the engine pressure / vacuum.

Folks forgetting is why dipsticks are being done away with, the pressure is important to emissions control.
 

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Wow! Interesting! I thought the only way to check oil was electronically. Who knew there was dipstick? Certainly not by reading the owners manual! LOL

This is my first BMW after a long line of cars including other German ones. It's becoming an intriguing adventure figuring out the techs on it as I'm a DIYer when it comes to my cars. BMW most certainly does all it can to work against the DIYer.

Thanks all for the education!
 
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