For 520i and 528i: Check oil level

The concept

The oil level is monitored electronically during driving and shown on the Control Display.

If the oil level reaches the minimum level, a check control message is displayed.

Displaying the oil level

1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3. Possible messages "Engine oil level"

Possible messages

▷ "Engine oil level OK"
▷ "Engine oil at minimum. Add 1 quart of engine oil!"
Within the next 125 miles/200 km, a maximum of 1 US quart/liter oil.
▷ "Engine oil level below minimum. Add 1 quart!"
Immediately add 1 US quart/liter of oil.

Detailed measurement


▷ Vehicle is on a level road and the engine is running at operating temperature.
▷ Manual transmission: Shift lever in neutral position clutch and gas pedal not depressed.
▷ Automatic transmission: Selector lever in transmission position N or P and gas pedal not depressed.

In order to perform a detailed measurement of the engine oil level:

1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3. 4. "Start measurement" "Measure engine oil level"
4. "Start measurement"

The oil level is checked and displayed via a scale.

During the detailed measurement, the idle speed is increased somewhat.

Duration: approx. 1 minute.

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