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post #11 of 30 Old 15th August 2018, 07:20 AM
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Before reading this post, I added a little under .5l of oil, went for a highway cruise and came back. The oil level by the gauges did not change so I decided to use the BC button to reset it before turning the car off (not checking center display oil level) and got the same ďengine oil below minimum add 1qtĒ

Iím afraid to keep dumping half liters of oil because of overfilling. Tmrw I will repeat, little more oil highway cruise but check the center oil level display. So the oil level in the service page will automatically update as Iím driving?

Drive it again and for a little longer. I wouldn't add more oil unless I see a leak somewhere. Your car has 9L of oil now. So nothing to worry about.
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Drive it again and for a little longer. I wouldn't add more oil unless I see a leak somewhere. Your car has 9L of oil now. So nothing to worry about.
Another thought ( someone can confirm maybe ) is just to start it up and let it sit in the garage running till the sensors calibrate versus driving it. Even with lower than normal oil, it should happily sit and idle till the sensors reset. Seems I did this once on my wifeís 650i just to see how long it took to reset years ago, but not 100% sure as hers has the dipstick so I wasnt concerned...just curious.

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Another thought ( someone can confirm maybe ) is just to start it up and let it sit in the garage running till the sensors calibrate versus driving it. Even with lower than normal oil, it should happily sit and idle till the sensors reset. Seems I did this once on my wifeís 650i just to see how long it took to reset years ago, but not 100% sure as hers has the dipstick so I wasnt concerned...just curious.

Letting the car idle for long periods is not a good idea anyway. I am sure it dosent work on the Porsches and they need to be driven.

It might not work on the BMWs as well. But I would think that the most accurate reading will come after driving the car.
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Was taking my car for another highway drive so the oil level can reset itselfs, but noticed this as I’m backing out. My beast was parked facing forward, so the blotches of liquid is directly under the front right of the car right by the front right wheel. Now I’m afraid there’s an oil leak, any comments?

If you notice in the picture, as I started to back out the fluid continues to leak (little dots) but from the front right side

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Update: had some time to do some more inspecting and definetly can confirm an oil leak (look at pictures) oil is all over my front right rim, now i just have to find the root of the leak. In the last picture that must be oil, correct? Can’t think of any other fluids looking like that.

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Sure looks like oil. But looks like it's leaking from the oil filter area (in front of the right wheel). Sounds like whoever did the oil change missed something.
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Sure looks like oil. But looks like it's leaking from the oil filter area (in front of the right wheel). Sounds like whoever did the oil change missed something.
I would agree, have a look under the plastic protector where the oil filter is ( appears to be about where the drips are ). Could be they pinched the filter housing o-ring or cracked the housing trying to get the drain plug out ( Iíve done both of these on my wifeís 650i ).

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I left a message with the Indy shop (done two other oil changes on my car no problem.) They offer a free towing service so I’ll have the m6 towed over. Gonna take a look at the oil filter see if I can find the issue myself but I expect to pay nothing more if the leak is caused by the installation of the oil filter.

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I had the same area leaked, not as severe. Turns out to be an oil cooler. Do a visual inspection, you’ll get your answer
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dont worry about it. just oil
Not helpful at all 👎. Iíll just assume someone has hacked your account and is posting randomly as some folks do use the forum seeking legit advice and having discussions.

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