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      12-05-2018, 01:38 PM   #89
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We were all in total shock and gathered around the car to see it
They will probably realize their error and recall it
I think they realized they did make an error. They could charge you $135-$150 for their hour long oil change. Except now they had to actually do the work under the car instead of using the vacuum canisters at every station. Just shove it in the dip stick , suck out oil, change a filter above, charge premium, still have the customer wait in the lobby for 60min .
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I always thought they removed it to discourage owners from changing the oil themselves and therefore remove the service and warranty issues related to under and over fills.

Also assumed the tech use the diagnostic computer to confirm the exact level vs. the in car computer.

My E70 would report on oil level rather quickly. The F26 says I have to drive for 1/2 hour or something similar before checking. Way too long to see that the car is underfulled or overfilled. I haven't changed the oil yet so not sure if warming the car first reduces this time or not, but then I have to deal with hot bolts and scalding oil.

Either way it's a PITA.

Do apps like BimmerCode provide a more precise measurement than the in car function to help with changing the oil?

BTW, the dipstick location in the picture is exactly the same as my E70 V8 so maybe it was just cheaper to leave it than redesign it?
Always hated to wait to find out what the level is on both the E92 and F25. I always take our Acura on trips. Air up the tires , check oil, and other fluids. Been a great to us, can't say the same about BMW money pits. Thank goodness i do most of the maintenance.
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      12-05-2018, 02:03 PM   #91
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Thank Christ Bangle is gone. Even if he had nothing to do with the dipstick leaving.
I think he's designing FUGLY kitchen appliances for Samsung now. He's the ultimate dipstick.
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I bet Chris Bangle would think you're a Dipstick.

And considering that's the only thing you have to say, I'd have to agree.
Bangle designs were polarizing. You are simply at the other end of the pole. No biggie. Its okay to not agree.
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5 pages on dipsticks. Perfect!
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Finally, hopefully they bring this to the other engines (specifically the inline 6's), I much prefer the old fashion way of checking oil via dipstick than the stupid electronic sensor that just says "ok."
It doesn't just say OK, it shows level. Just digitally.
Much more convenient.
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Bangle designs were polarizing. You are simply at the other end of the pole. No biggie. Its okay to not agree.
I think a LOT of people were at the other pole. I was so far at the other pole I stepped away from BMW for 6 years and learned how much of a disappointment it was to own an AMG and a supercharged car.
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      12-05-2018, 03:05 PM   #97
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I think they realized they did make an error. They could charge you $135-$150 for their hour long oil change. Except now they had to actually do the work under the car instead of using the vacuum canisters at every station. Just shove it in the dip stick , suck out oil, change a filter above, charge premium, still have the customer wait in the lobby for 60min .
BMW offers "value services" that I have found to be competitive with local private shops. For oil changes the cost of the service isn't much more than the discounted cost I can get on filters and oil and that difference is almost completely offset with the free wifi, coffee, drinks and snacks in the cushy waiting area

https://bmwusaservice.com/valueservice
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You really don't need a precise measurement. Technically you should only top off with fresh oil which means no half empty 6 month old oil from an already opened bottle. Notifying until 1 liter/quart low fixes that.


Also, BMW already publisheds the oil capacity so unless one has a hard time counting one should ever over/underfill.
So you have alway been able to empty the full capacity from the car? Or is the listed capacity taking into account that not all of it comes out? I had alway thought the listed capacity was for a new fill on a crate engine, maybe that was my ignorance?

and as far as I know or have seen the system does not warn when overfilled, so it has always been in my best interest to underfill and top off.
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I love the electronic dipstick.
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I love my mityvac. Dipstick is a prerequisite...
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I bet Chris Bangle would think you're a Dipstick.

And considering that's the only thing you have to say, I'd have to agree.
Bangle designs were polarizing. You are simply at the other end of the pole. No biggie. Its okay to not agree.
Hey dude if you didn't notice this thread has nothing to do with car design language.

Chris Bangle is a genius and he makes a shit ton of money....

In fact he's the chief designer for Samsung.
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This is my first bmw why is this significant?
Because you can dip the stick !
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      12-05-2018, 06:23 PM   #104
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I love the electronic dipstick.
Yeah, I love mine, it's below freezing outside, my ride to work is 15 minutes and I still can't get an oil level reading, trying every day since last week.
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      12-05-2018, 07:34 PM   #105
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      12-05-2018, 07:41 PM   #106
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Wait so apple is adding back fingerprint sensors and bmw is adding back the dipstick? What have I done to deserve this
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      12-05-2018, 09:12 PM   #107
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judging by what i see on the roads everyday, the dipshit never left
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      12-05-2018, 11:32 PM   #108
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      12-06-2018, 12:44 PM   #109
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eDrive calm down. I don't think he had anything to do with your beloved i3.

What we're all saying is if you go designing BMW's to mircowaves...

Dude loved kimchee so he moved to Korea or something.

SMH

Happy to see a dipstick again though.
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      12-06-2018, 01:15 PM   #110
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my daughter does - she drives an E46 vert and her car guy father has taught her basic vehicle maintenance.
watch the "Wheelman" [Netflix]

wOOt for the DIP !
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