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Old 06-27-2010, 05:47 AM   #61
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I've removed my plastic under engine guard probably 4 years ago. Tired of removing the thing all the time to work on the undercarriage. No issues thus far. It's a piece of plastic.
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The dealership never put my underguard back after some warranty work was done. Months later, I did my oil level sensor and saw the underguard missing - WTF! Needless to say I don't go to the dealership - warranty or not! No damage to my undercarriage in years! Like someone said - it's just a piece of plastic.
The plastic splash shield is not a structural component... and is not fastened with hefty TTY bolts. The metal plate behind it is.

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Old 08-09-2010, 03:12 PM   #62
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from the past...

My oil light comes on for like 15 seconds, and then goes off. Usually after the drive, and I've turned off the ignition.


That, and my coolant level light is coming on for 10 seconds at a time in the middle of every other drive.

I dunno what is wrong with my car!
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Same problem with my car.. Wer can I order the parts for great price? Like if I change the coolant expansion tank along with hose,water pump?? Thanks in advance
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:18 PM   #63
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Tischer is grrreat ! (said like Tony the Tiger)
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:41 PM   #64
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www.*************** sells this and many other bmw parts that commonly fail at extremely low prices, i buy everything from them, except when its less than 10$ at the the bmw dealer.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:33 PM   #65
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www.*************** sells this and many other bmw parts that commonly fail at extremely low prices, i buy everything from them, except when its less than 10$ at the the bmw dealer.
Well this is certainly a valuable post.
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:27 PM   #66
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Awesome find, will be doing this soon!
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:17 PM   #67
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All you guys who post answers to the many questions we have are just GREAT. Thanks 2 you all...
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #68
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yup this seem to be a very common issue... I had mine replaced last year... and guess what the light came on gain! I'm just going to wait till i get my oil change to have it replaced since it requires emptying the oil.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:10 PM   #69
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Im having the same issue with my oil light. Its too bad I just replaced my oil 400 mi ago but Ill def be taking care of this on the next oil change. Good thread
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:29 AM   #70
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I have this problem as well, but it only happens on like every 10th trip. I kinda like it because it reminds me to check my oil level regularly - as long as the light goes out quickly.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #71
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #72
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:51 AM   #73
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Thanks! This really helps.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #74
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I bought my oil level sensor on ebay for $30.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160773706558...witem=&vxp=mtr
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:06 PM   #75
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Just curious, has anyone ever tried removing and cleaning the oil level sensor rather than just replacing it. I've heard from a friend he ran sea foam in his oil and it fixed the reading on his oil level sensor. I was thinking about removing and cleaning the sensor with some break cleaner or something like to see what would happen
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:53 AM   #76
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It's probably a good try. When replaced my oil level sensor it seemed very dirty with buildup on the dip.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:30 PM   #77
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I bought my oil level sensor on ebay for $30.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160773706558...witem=&vxp=mtr


Just bought one for $23 on ebay
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:05 PM   #78
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Just bought one for $23 on ebay
get ready to spend more :p
When replacing any sensors on these cars you NEED to use OE or OEM. BMW or Hella for this oil level sensor. Hella makes them for BMW.

Others will leak and will stop reading within weeks. Especially ebay crap. This has been discussed planty of times.


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Old 08-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #79
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When replacing any sensors on these cars you NEED to use OE or OEM. BMW or Hella for this oil level sensor. Hella makes them for BMW.

Others will leak and will stop reading within weeks. Especially ebay crap. This has been discussed planty of times.
listen to this guy. return it if haven't changed that part yet, and get a hella sensor.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:22 AM   #80
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Why would you not use original equipment

Why would you even go to all that effort of replacing the part with a cheap 3rd party knowing its not going to be as good and probably going to end up doing it again on you're next oil change when you could do it right the first time for only a little more money. I'm saving for the part right now as this is next on my list of DIY
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