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      12-04-2012, 08:23 AM   #8
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Drives: 128i convertible
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lexington, SC

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I've worried about my sensor too but for a different reason. My standard practice for changing oil is to put in 1 qt less than is supposedly required and then check it. It is much harder to remove oil than add it. I've only changed my 128i twice but both time it read max oil level with 6 qts. It is supposed to take 7. I changed a friends 128i and hers didn't ask for the other quart initially but did in a day or so. Mine never did.

Could my sensor be bad? Does my sump hold less? Hers is a 2013 automatic, mine a 2009 manual. Drain plug is at an angle on hers and straight down on mine - so I know there is some difference in the pan.

128i Convertible, MT, Alpine White, Black Top, Taupe Leatherette, Walnut, Sport
Ordered 5/22/09, Completed 6/4/09, At Port 6/9/09, On the Georgia Highway 6/13/09, Ship Arrived Charleston 6/24/09 at 10pm, PCD 7/21/09