BMW 2010 X3 Oil shows in bars ( level) mine changes up and down. no oil uder car is this the iol censor?

Asked by Jun 08, 2017 at 07:34 AM about the 2010 BMW 3 Series

Question type: General

I have been monitoring this for some time . this model has no dip stick ,but an electronic reading from left to right. it seems to change from 5 bars and over some months when down to 4 bars the to 3 bars and stayed there for some time .then went down to 2 bars all the time saying OK. I have added an once or at times. The car works fine but concerned. is it the oil censor? please help. can't trust the dealer.

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You must be burning some oil, Each bar is around a 1/4 liter of oil. the problem with the BMW system is an accurate reading is only obtained after the engine is warned up. But unless you getting a low warning or other fault, you are fine. A fault would be a faulty oil level sensor, verified with pulling the codes. Have a local BMW independent shop take a look at it or answer your questions vs the dealer.

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