e34 525 tds se engine oil quantity 13 ltrs wtf

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Re: e34 525 tds se engine oil quantity 13 ltrs wtf

Post by robbieg » 11 Sep 2013, 19:31

found the issue i double checked the dipstick length and it sits just inside the sump so some doughnut has installed a stick from another bmw so i will drain off 6.5 ready for next service and get a proper stick :thumbup:
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Post by E36 lover » 11 Sep 2013, 20:29

Rodney you plonker x_x
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Re: e34 525 tds se engine oil quantity 13 ltrs wtf

Post by M60NJP » 12 Sep 2013, 07:54

robbieg wrote:found the issue i double checked the dipstick length and it sits just inside the sump so some doughnut has installed a stick from another bmw so i will drain off 6.5 ready for next service and get a proper stick :thumbup:
Good news - glad you got to the bottom of it (err....sort of!)

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Re: e34 525 tds se engine oil quantity 13 ltrs wtf

Post by Gus247 » 12 Sep 2013, 08:46

that could have been bad news!! Glad you found the issue! :)
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Re: e34 525 tds se engine oil quantity 13 ltrs wtf

Post by cockneyrebel » 12 Sep 2013, 11:15

The old one must of been the the same length as the power steering dip stick !!!!! =))
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Re: e34 525 tds se engine oil quantity 13 ltrs wtf

Post by robbieg » 12 Sep 2013, 18:08

turns out the dipstick is the right length just the tube wasnt seated right in found out at work today when i had a slick under my car so i popped the bonnet to see where it was coming from and it was around the base of the dipstick tube i pushed on the top of it and it dropped in about 2 inches to its seat and the oil showed well full so i went to the shop in it came back and put it on the ramp at work drained the oil and refilled with 6.7 litres of oil and hey presto so i steamed the engine where it had leaked all down the sump and its now sweet moral of the story if it seems wrong it probably is :thumbup:
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Post by E36 lover » 12 Sep 2013, 18:34

At least you got it sorted mate :thumbup:
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Post by Metroreg » 12 Sep 2013, 20:54

At least you found the problem :-bd
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