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      11-11-2022, 04:52 AM   #1
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Engine oil sensor fail? N57D30B

So yesterday I received "Engine oil level at minimum" error on the iDrive. I have stopped the car and this morning I checked the level with the stick. Everything was fine and I have no oil burn, no oil leak nothing.

How often are the oil sensor failures? Actually can it be something else?
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didn't know there is a dipstick. Is it possible to share a picture ?
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didn't know there is a dipstick. Is it possible to share a picture ?
Glad the engineers included a $5 dipstick on the diesels! (LHS at back of engine)
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Glad the engineers included a $5 dipstick on the diesels! (LHS at back of engine)
It's not always about the cost, it's usually about manufacturing. A previous car was sans dipstick because they couldn't install the engine assembly with one. Seems the engine barely fit between the shock towers and a dipstick would have hit the tower.
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Glad the engineers included a $5 dipstick on the diesels! (LHS at back of engine)
It's not always about the cost, it's usually about manufacturing. A previous car was sans dipstick because they couldn't install the engine assembly with one. Seems the engine barely fit between the shock towers and a dipstick would have hit the tower.
Yes, I can appreciate that wedging a V8 in there can pose some packaging challenges but an I6 or I4 should not…
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So yesterday I received "Engine oil level at minimum" error on the iDrive. I have stopped the car and this morning I checked the level with the stick. Everything was fine and I have no oil burn, no oil leak nothing.

How often are the oil sensor failures? Actually can it be something else?
Subscribed. I don't have any insight for your issue, but since this is the same engine I have I'll be interested in your fix.

I would imagine it's not a big deal to change the sensor once the oil is drained, but of course that would depend on how accessible it is.
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