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tgmeyer
05-31-2007, 11:52 AM
My wifes 2007 328Xi does not have an oil dipstick.....Oy! :frown:
Tom

woodym3
05-31-2007, 02:03 PM
BMW hopes you will drive straight to your Authorized BMW Service Center as soon as the oil-level light appears on the dash. Lord help the driver that wants to keep his oil topped-up at a track event.
Incidently, I understand Porsche and Mercedes have eliminated the dipsticks in their current models also.
Woody

bren
05-31-2007, 02:30 PM
I watched a service writer top off the oil in a 6'er just the other day...the owner was perplexed that the light was on and he couldn't figure out how to check the oil level.

jkuper
05-31-2007, 04:22 PM
I was under the impression they switched to the new lifetime engine oil :confused::icon_roll

ase2dais
05-31-2007, 08:03 PM
oil system without a dipstick! it took me awhile to get used to it on my e90, but its really not much hassle to check.

Its normally done when the engine is warm and running, by just rotating the column stalk and pressing it when you see the oil icon.

ase2dais
05-31-2007, 08:05 PM
I was under the impression they switched to the new lifetime engine oil :confused::icon_roll


Im havent heard that one yet, but heard of the lifetime (100k) sparkplugs

jhm5
06-02-2007, 09:33 AM
BMW definition of Lifetime = duration of the warranty

tgmeyer
06-04-2007, 09:20 AM
Its normally done when the engine is warm and running, by just rotating the column stalk and pressing it when you see the oil icon.
:confused::confused::confused: What is a column stalk?

Barry
06-04-2007, 07:41 PM
My wifes 2007 328Xi does not have an oil dipstick.....Oy! :frown:
Tom

My wife has a 2007 328xi too, and she said it's the first car she's ever loved.
My wife's is a coupe.
What's yours?
Barry

tgmeyer
06-05-2007, 10:39 AM
My wife has a 2007 328xi too, and she said it's the first car she's ever loved.
My wife's is a coupe.
What's yours?
Barry
It is a sedan. She misses her ragtop Z4 but really likes this car. I like it a lot but is sure is a different animal than my 330 CiC.
TomM

Barry
06-05-2007, 10:44 AM
It is a sedan. She misses her ragtop Z4 but really likes this car. I like it a lot but is sure is a different animal than my 330 CiC.
TomM

We took delivery of her 328xi after winter.
We can't wait to try out the AWD capability.
Her car also has the Sport Package, so the handling is excellent.
I'm sure it would be even better without run flats.
Barry

tgmeyer
06-06-2007, 12:38 PM
We took delivery of her 328xi after winter.
We can't wait to try out the AWD capability.
Her car also has the Sport Package, so the handling is excellent.
I'm sure it would be even better without run flats.
Barry
We took delivery at the very end of March. Premium package, and cold package, NAV, Sat Radio. very nicely appointed. Run flat radials are good for my wife since she insists on driving to work every day which entail NY Ave to Dupont Circle from Bowie, MD.
Do you have I-drive? Hers does and I think it is neet.

Barry
06-06-2007, 12:48 PM
We took delivery at the very end of March. Premium package, and cold package, NAV, Sat Radio. very nicely appointed. Run flat radials are good for my wife since she insists on driving to work every day which entail NY Ave to Dupont Circle from Bowie, MD.
Do you have I-drive? Hers does and I think it is neet.

We don't have the I-Drive or the Nav., but we have Sport Package, Premium Package, and Sirius. The run-flats are good for my wife as well. In the coupe version, the car is a real looker. The color she selected is "sparkling graphite" and it's very pretty.
Barry

ase2dais
06-19-2007, 02:26 PM
:confused::confused::confused: What is a column stalk?
on my e90 the stalk is the left side steering column lever, and at the end of that same lever are control knobs and push switch. Rotate the control know when the engine is warm until you see the Oil indicator at the dash board. Once its lit, press the push sw on the same stalk and the oil level will appear. Takes about 3-5 mins for the engine to warm up! 335i will be much sooner :tongue:

(sorry for the late reply)

tgmeyer
06-29-2007, 11:04 PM
on my e90 the stalk is the left side steering column lever, and at the end of that same lever are control knobs and push switch. Rotate the control know when the engine is warm until you see the Oil indicator at the dash board. Once its lit, press the push sw on the same stalk and the oil level will appear. Takes about 3-5 mins for the engine to warm up! 335i will be much sooner :tongue:

(sorry for the late reply)

Cool. BMW made that as clear as 2% milk.