+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    SHauschild
    Guest
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: SHauschild's Avatar


    Yes | No

    where is the oil dipstick on my 2002 325i?

    I want to check my oil and am asking a stupid question here for a female. Where is the dipstick and exactly where is the oil compartment to take my measure? Have always had someone do this for me, but now i have this car.Anyone able to show a picture? Im happy to have found this forum.... whew!


  2. #2
    SHauschild
    Guest
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: SHauschild's Avatar


    Yes | No

    Re: where is the oil dipstick on my 2002 325i?

    Found it.... dipstick with the reddish ring... but it is like stuck and I cannot pull it out?????

  3. #3
    floydr
    Guest
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: floydr's Avatar


    Yes | No

    Re: where is the oil dipstick on my 2002 325i?

    It seals tight. Pull *hard*.

  4. #4
    jayb
    Guest
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: jayb's Avatar


    Yes | No

    females

    There are no stupid questions for beginners. AND there is NO reason why females are not, and CAN not be as aware of auto mechanics as guys. There is nothing in the genes (ie DNA) that makes anyone different in becoming fully knowledgeable. Ask away anytime you have a question. I know of women who know as much as I do about cars (although they are harder to find). Last week I met a women at my subaru dealer that we were discussing suspension systems on a E46 while waiting for service.
    Fire away-------

  5. #5
    DeadEd
    Guest
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: DeadEd's Avatar


    Yes | No

    Re: where is the oil dipstick on my 2002 325i?

    A slight twist when pulling really helps. To help reduce emissions, there are a couple of small o-rings on the top of the dipstick to seal it up tight.

  6. #6
    Registered Member
    Location
    Darien, CT, United States
    Member No: 19448 dembooks is an unknown quantity at this point dembooks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    6,955
    Rep Power
    0


    Yes | No

    new car to you . . . . . .

    mandatory that you read the Owner's Manual Handbook

    don't have one ?

    order one from a BMW Dealer


    and Look on lina at BMWUSA.com , "owners" tab,

    "owners Manual" look for last version of
    your car like "2005 325/330 3-Series"
    because 2002 may be to old for the listing

    YOU MUST READ A OWNER'S MANUAL BEFORE DRIVING
    ANY CAR THAT IS NEW TO YOU SO YOU UNDERSTAND
    ALL SYSTEMS, YOU NOT GETTING KILLED, AND SO
    YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR NEW INVESTMENT
    check the oil only when the car is hot after driving,
    let it sit for 5-min on level ground after shutting
    OFF, parked on level ground. If you need oil
    add only MOBIL 1 0w/40 , or BMW Synthetic 5w/30 oil.

    Fill in through black plastic "OIL" cap on top of motor near the front

  7. #7
    Registered Member
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: 93023 Stinger9 is on a distinguished road Stinger9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    6,757
    Rep Power
    20


    Yes | No

    U R correct; Owner's Manual essential and

    a downloaded one from
    BMW site is available.
    only seems to go back to 2004 at this point, but that better than nothing.

  8. #8
    1st bimmer
    Guest
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: 1st bimmer's Avatar


    Yes | No

    Re: new car to you . . . . . .

    "Fill in through black plastic "OIL" cap on top of motor near the front"

    Oh that's where the oil goes said the geek to the mechanic, I thought that cap had 710 written on it.

  9. #9
    Registered Member
    Location
    Darien, CT, United States
    Member No: 19448 dembooks is an unknown quantity at this point dembooks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    6,955
    Rep Power
    0


    Yes | No

    SHChild - here's yer Owner's Manual


  10. #10
    Registered Member
    Location
    Darien, CT, United States
    Member No: 19448 dembooks is an unknown quantity at this point dembooks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    6,955
    Rep Power
    0


    Yes | No

    SHChild - here's yer Owner's Manual - take 2


    http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/dgh.aspx

    http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/dgh.aspx

    go to the link, "2004", "325i" = your on your way

  11. #11
    SHauschild
    Guest
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: SHauschild's Avatar


    Yes | No

    Re: SHChild - here's yer Owner's Manual

    Thanks to all who responded. Got the dipstick out, but how do you read it? I do have the owners manual and the picture is not the one used in book. How do I know where on the dipstick the oil should be before having to replace????

  12. #12
    Registered Member
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: 93023 Stinger9 is on a distinguished road Stinger9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    6,757
    Rep Power
    20


    Yes | No

    You should have two notches at the bottom

    of your dipstick about 1/2" apart.
    The lower notch is the lowest level of oil permitted, and the upper notch is not to be exceeded by the oil level.
    Pull out the dipstick and wipe it clean with a rag. Push it ALL the way back into the tube and let it sit for ten seconds. Then pull it out and read the level.
    The difference between the upper level and lower is about 1 quart.
    This is done with the engine off.
    If the engine has run recently, let it sit for two minutes to allow the oil to collect in the oil pan for an accurate reading.

    questions?

  13. #13
    User Level 8
    Location
    chesapeake, VA, United States
    Member No: 59049 hoscarnag has a little shameless behaviour in the past hoscarnag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    15,693
    Rep Power
    0


    Yes | No

    I hope you meant to say "add" instead of "replace"


    Photobucket

  14. #14
    User Level 8
    Location
    chesapeake, VA, United States
    Member No: 59049 hoscarnag has a little shameless behaviour in the past hoscarnag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    15,693
    Rep Power
    0


    Yes | No

    When I owned my '05 MINI there was a female

    tech on the team to which my car was assigned. She was the team leader, IIRC.
    Photobucket

+ Reply to Thread


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
1e2 Forum