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Old 01-12-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Changed ccv and...

Today I changed the ccv and install the winter weather oil dipstick guide tube instead of the standard one . After I changed the whole ccv, i reset the oil, everything was fine and then my oil light turned on about 15m later, I putted in 7qrts of oil and then I stop the car to check my oil. And I find out that my oil dipstick when I try to take it out , it gets stuck in the tube and you need to pull hard to take it out . After I check it. It was full and yet I still don't know why my oil light is on (yellow)

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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It could be a bad oil level sensor. My yellow oil light would turn on almost every time I'd turn my car off, and stay lit for about 30sec when I would start my car. I bought an OEM oil level sensor, replaced it during my next oil change (about $100) and the problem went away
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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I also changed my oil level sensor too at the same time.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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I also changed my oil level sensor too at the same time.
What brand sensor?
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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I bought this one


Engine Oil Tank Level Sender
Part Number: 802 06089 500
Manufacturer: MEYLE
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:19 PM   #6
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And this are the parts I changed
Cold Climate Oil Dipstick Guide Tube
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/11437565437/ES24265/
Cold Climate Oil Separator Kit - Level 2
Oil separator - BMW cold climate recommended
Hose from oil separator to dipstick tube - BMW cold climate recommended
Hose from oil separator to valve cover
Hose from intake manifold back to the connector hose
Hose from oil separator up to the intake manifold
Throttle body gasket
Throttle body inlet boot
ICV rubber grommet
Oil dipstick tube o-ring seal
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/E46M54OSC3KT/ES2603034/
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #7
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Engine Oil Tank Level Sender
Part Number: 802 06089 500
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From what I've read, these cars are VERY picky on the sensors. The OEM is Hella if I'm not mistaken. I've bought a generic one off eBay and it failed out of the box giving me the yellow light after about 20 minutes of driving, every day. I have a Hella unit going in tomorrow.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:16 AM   #8
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Ohh I will have to wait until I do another oil change to change it. Currently when I turn the car on the light is not on but it turns on 15-20min in driving , turn the car off and on and it goes away.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #9
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Yeah that's what I did. Took almost a year of living with it though. It's embarrassing when I have passengers comment on it.
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