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Old 06-30-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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335i Oil Dip Stick

Is it true that the new 335i's do Not have a Oil Dip stick? If this is true, how do you check the oil level. This is Crazy! BMW's do have a Rep of using oil.....I can only imagine a Twin Turbo oil engine.
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Old 06-30-2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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Is it true that the new 335i's do Not have a Oil Dip stick? If this is true, how do you check the oil level. This is Crazy! BMW's do have a Rep of using oil.....I can only imagine a Twin Turbo oil engine.
the oil level is found in the i-drive or in the obc
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #3
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yes its true...it also does NOT have:
spare tire
water temp guage

BMW really does NOT want you under the hood for ANY reason...
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:26 AM   #4
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yes its true...it also does NOT have:
spare tire
water temp guage

BMW really does NOT want you under the hood for ANY reason...
The question is, do you think the E92 M3 will have a dipstick, water temp??
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:28 AM   #5
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This is Crazy! BMW's do have a Rep of using oil.....I can only imagine a Twin Turbo oil engine.
After 7000 miles (including 6200 mi across the country), my 335 oil level shows exactly at max. Of course, I do wonder if the sensor is reporting correctly.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:46 AM   #6
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The question is, do you think the E92 M3 will have a dipstick, water temp??
no; the M5 has neither as well.
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:07 AM   #7
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FYI, when you change the oil, the 335i holds 6.8 quarts of oil. I don't understand why BMW didn't put that fact in the owners manual and the M cars get an oil change at 1,200 miles, but the rest don't.
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:28 PM   #8
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The question is, do you think the E92 M3 will have a dipstick, water temp??
I doubt it.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:16 AM   #9
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FYI, when you change the oil, the 335i holds 6.8 quarts of oil. I don't understand why BMW didn't put that fact in the owners manual and the M cars get an oil change at 1,200 miles, but the rest don't.
That only happens the first time you hit 1200 miles...not every 1200 miles...
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:58 PM   #10
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i dumped the oil in my 335 at 1200 miles.. some solid technicians writing at bimmer mag think the bmw intervals are a bit too long..
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That only happens the first time you hit 1200 miles...not every 1200 miles...
Roger that Aaron ... I think you misunderstood or I wasn't clear. I said "at 1,200 miles" not "every". No car manufacturer recommends changing the oil every 1,200 miles. BMW changed the engine oil, tranny fluid, and differential fluid in my brother's M3 at 1,200 miles. What I was getting at is why do the M cars get their fluids changed (specifically engine oil) after the break-in period and other BWM cars don't? Wear metal is wear metal. Perhaps BMW isn't willing to take the risk with M engines because they are more expensive. I changed my oil at 1,900 miles after a tour through France. The oil was a black as crude.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:58 PM   #12
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i dumped the oil in my 335 at 1200 miles.. some solid technicians writing at bimmer mag think the bmw intervals are a bit too long..
New member, first time poster!

Anyone else care to impart wisdom or mere speculation about the oil change intervals for a 335i? Is there any benefit to doing a "dump" at 1,200 miles? In theory, I can rationalize it either way in my head: (1) that sounds like an interesting and rather helpful suggestion, OR (2) that is utter nonsense, and a complete waste of money.

Either way, I'm enjoying my new ride! Had it only 4 days so far, and already up to 500 miles! Sleep? What's that? Food? What's that? Let's drive!!!!......
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:44 AM   #13
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From what I understand, Bimmer recommends a 1200 mile oil change as a break in service because the oil will have metal particles in the oil which can be potentially damaging.

Can anyone confirm this?
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