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Checking oil level BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010 Petrol 525i - 3.0

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BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010  | 525i - 3.0 Checking oil level

  • time 1 minute
  • difficulty 1
Locate the engine oil dipstick
Withdraw the dipstick from the engine
Wipe clean with a paper towel. Reinsert the dipstick fully and withdraw, check the oil level. Should the level be around the minimum mark or not showing at all - you need to top
Locate the oil filler cap and turn it anticlockwise to open
Carefully add the oil, mop up any spills with a paper towel. Add about a cupful at a time and recheck the dipstick level. Add more oil if needed. Remember, it can take 30 seconds or so for the oil to work its way through the engine, so allow for this
Always replace cap and dipstick securely
Always replace cap and dipstick securely