Re: Not sure, I wish they would leave it in
I have heard that about the six cylenders as well and that was what got me to post my problem here. I agree with you that they should also have a mechanical way of varifying the oil level since apparantly the electronic version shows enough problems to be of concern. It seems very strange to me that BMW would make such a drastic change in something so important. Oil level being so critical to the life of the engine, it sure is very brave of them to make such a risky decision on something that they consider to be their middle name (motor). They are no amatures in engine design and am sure they have some reason for eliminating the dipstick for good but it still does not make sense to me. I guess time will tell if they are on the right track with this one.