BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing
 
EXXEL Distributions
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-25-2015, 12:44 PM   #1
markdm83
'99 E36 + '13 E93
markdm83's Avatar
0
Rep
24
Posts

Drives: 99 E36 + 13 E93
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Parkersburg, WV

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW M3 E93  [0.00]
Oil level sensor (2013 E93)

Only had the car for a week and a half and just checked the oil level last night and it says maxed (too full).

Took it into a local oil place I frequent with my other cars and they drained a little, drained a little and kept saying too full.

Finally drained it all and there was less than the 9.3 quarts recommend. Yet sensor still showing full.

Bad sensor or am I missing something?
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2015, 12:53 PM   #2
markdm83
'99 E36 + '13 E93
markdm83's Avatar
0
Rep
24
Posts

Drives: 99 E36 + 13 E93
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Parkersburg, WV

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW M3 E93  [0.00]
Nevermind false alarm. Sorry.
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2015, 04:07 PM   #3
mazing M3
Private First Class
mazing M3's Avatar
13
Rep
130
Posts

Drives: E93 M3
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Mass

iTrader: (0)

The most you should fill it is 8.3 quarts.
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2015, 07:22 PM   #4
jphughan
Brigadier General
jphughan's Avatar
United_States
559
Rep
4,490
Posts

Drives: '16 Cayman GT4
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (0)

I had shops fill 8.25 LITERS and then I topped off as necessary after the oil indicator updated. The fill level indicator can indeed take a long time to update. Drive at least 5 miles, pull over on a level surface and let the engine idle, then have it measure the oil level. You might have to do that 2-3 times ( the measurement, not the 5 miles of driving) before anything updates. If you get it to the 3/4 mark, leave it alone at that point and wait until you get down to 1/4, or maybe 1/2 if you're going to the track.
__________________
'16 Cayman GT4 (delivery pics, comparison to E92 M3 write-up)

Gone but not forgotten:
'11.75 M3 E92 Le Mans | Black Nov w/ Alum | 6MT (owned 5/2011 - 11/2015)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2015, 08:28 AM   #5
mjposner
Colonel
mjposner's Avatar
United_States
216
Rep
2,221
Posts

Drives: 2013 F12 M6
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: US

iTrader: (2)

BMW only recommends a special 10w-60 oil, most "local oil places" do not carry this oil so be careful with what you use.
__________________
Previous BMW: 14 M235i, 12 BMW M3; 11 BMW M3; 08 BMW M3; 08 BMW Z4M; 04 X3; 02 M3 Convertible; 02 M3; 00 M Roadster; 94 325 convertible; 92 325i Convertible; and 85 635csi
My other ride: www.mjposner.com/corvair
My Car Photo Blog: http://carfisheye.blogspot.com/
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:11 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST