BMW 5 Series: For the 530i, 535i, 550i, 525d, 
530d and 535d: check oil level - Engine oil - Mobility - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: For the 530i, 535i, 550i, 525d, 530d and 535d: check oil level

The concept

The oil level is monitored electronically and displayed on the Control Display.

Requirements

▷ The engine must be running and warm after the vehicle has been driven for at least 6 miles/10 km.

▷ The vehicle is stopped or being driven on a level roadway.

Displaying the oil level

1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3. Possible messages "Engine oil level"

Possible messages

▷ "Engine oil level OK"
▷ "Measurement not possible at this time."
▷ "Measuring engine oil level..."
Duration with the engine running: approx.

3 minutes.
Duration while driving: approx. 5 minutes.
▷ "Engine oil level below minimum. Add 1 quart!"
Add oil within the next 125 miles/200 km.
▷ "Engine oil level too high! Have this checked."
Have the vehicle checked immediately.

Have the vehicle checked immediately; Too much engine oil
Have the vehicle checked immediately; otherwise, surplus oil can lead to engine damage.◀

▷ "Measurement inactive. Have this checked." Note the newly calculated remaining mileage until the next oil service. Have the system checked as soon as possible.

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