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  • 07-31-2008, 06:03 PM

    Well I'll be tarred and feathered...

    I owe you a sincere apology my friend. It's been a while since I've had to add oil, but I was sure I had an oil dipstick in my 2006 E66. I would have bet on it. Then I started thinking, how could this guy be wrong after having four of these cars? So, I popped the hood. There is a float in the expansion tank to check the coolant level, and there is a dipstick near the firewall to check the ATF level, but for the life of me I can not locate a dipstick for the oil level. I wonder if I was thinking of my wife's car? When she gets home, I'll have to check under that hood too.

    Sorry for doubting you, I feel like an a$$.

  • 07-31-2008, 11:41 AM

    Re: Strange...

    I probably never even looked on my last E65 (the '07), but I know I never had one before that on the '02, '03, or '05. I know that was routinely discussed here, too.<small>
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  • 07-31-2008, 11:31 AM

    Re: Strange...

    Could you be checking another fluid/ transmission?
    I believe the reason we have (had) the oil level indicator on I-Drive was to be how you checked you oil level. I could not see having both.
  • 07-31-2008, 12:09 AM


    My 2003 and 2006 definitely HAVE oil dipsticks. I add a quart every so often. Is it possible that some cars do and some cars don't? Very strange.
  • 07-30-2008, 03:34 PM

    Re: I am sure my 06, 03 and 02 did not have one.

    I looked this morning after Yan's post, and I couldn't find one on my '06 either.
  • 07-30-2008, 03:26 PM

    I am sure my 06, 03 and 02 did not have one.

    There was a large thread back in the day on this board. I remember the title "whose the dipstick that removed the dipstick"
  • 07-30-2008, 11:31 AM

    All E65/66 have oil dipsticks

    I believe it was the last model before they did away with them.
  • 07-30-2008, 03:39 AM

    My 2006 has dipstick

    ok, you are a dipstick for not finding a dipstick in your previous cars :))))

    as far as i know they all have it.

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  • 07-29-2008, 05:10 PM

    Re: I also have an Oil Dip Stick, Alpina only?or 07/08

    I could be wrong, but I believe your Alpina has the 4.4 L engine used prior to the '06 move to the 4.8. I think Alpina started it blown design on this previous engine. I doubt they would have removed the dip stick while they were perfoming their magic that would add 175 horses.
  • 07-29-2008, 04:00 PM

    Re: I also have an Oil Dip Stick, Alpina only?or 07/08

    My previous 3 7ers had no dip stick, anywhere.
  • 07-29-2008, 02:34 PM

    Re: I also have an Oil Dip Stick, Alpina only?or 07/08

    My wife's 2008 X54.8i has an oil dip-stick. It's in the left-hand side of the engine block next to the oil cap. They all do, if you know where to look for. I was told by the BMW service rep. that these engines don't have oil dip sticks!!???
  • 07-29-2008, 01:16 PM

    I also have an Oil Dip Stick, Alpina only?or 07/08

    My oil light went on and I could not find the oil level in the i-drive menue that we have all become use to on the e65/e66.
    So after a day or so I decide to look under the hood, and I'll be damed It has an oil dip stick....
    So is this just on the Alpina or did they put dip sticks back after 2006 models?
    Even after 7 years and 4 E65/E66's, there still something new to learn.

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