Thread: 535i oil top-up
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      11-30-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
Jon D
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Originally Posted by xenon View Post
I wouldn't add any Jon until it tells you. I know from bitter experience the damage done by an inadvertant over-fill. It will tell you when it needs some
Originally Posted by billythetidd View Post
I would hold off topping up until it tells you. I'm still waiting to top up from new. 11000 miles and counting, nothing yet. 520d
Thanks for your responses.
I know I should trust the electronic level, but having had a transducer failure in my 535d, I'd feel more at ease with the back-up of a good old fashioned dipstick. Makes you wonder why the diesel engines, which hardly use any oil, have one, whereas the petrol units don't - logic dictates that it should be the other way around.