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      08-30-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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Oil Level Reading > Max

Just bought my M3 from a BMW main dealer. They (apparently) serviced the car just before I got it. I checked the oil level for the first time today (what a waste of time not having a dip stick); it reads > max. What should I do?
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      08-30-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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take it back...too much oil will foam and this is not good...
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      08-30-2009, 12:11 PM   #3
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Take it back. BTW, the iDrive and the user manual does suggest that you take it back when the oil reading is > MAX. Why did you ask here?

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      08-30-2009, 12:36 PM   #4
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      08-30-2009, 02:49 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by markjord View Post
What should I do?
Do a search to learn how the sensor works, and how to read level properly. I'd make sure you're indeed overfilled before wasting your time at a dealership. And if that's the case, the front sump holds about 1/2 liter, so it's pretty easy to DIY if you choose to. Good luck.
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      09-02-2009, 04:02 PM   #6
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+1, Do what elp mentioned and if it is indeed overfilled, then take it back to the dealer ASAP.
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