Hello. Some questions

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Hello. Some questions

Post by darrendriver » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:27 pm

1st how long should it take before i Can check oil level on 120i as it doesn't have a dip stick ? 2nd I seem to have a rasp from the exhaust that never used to be there ? Only happens under load . Low speed high gear or just pulling away ? Thanks
2007 57 plate 120i msport

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Post by GeoffCollins » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:31 pm

darrendriver wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:27 pm
1st how long should it take before i Can check oil level on 120i as it doesn't have a dip stick ? 2nd I seem to have a rasp from the exhaust that never used to be there ? Only happens under load . Low speed high gear or just pulling away ? Thanks
Welcome welcome, the oil level can be checked on the iDrive system, the car must be warm (after a 5-10 min drive) and parked on flat ground with handbrake on and out of gear. It should give you a percentage that it is complete once reading it.

I have the same rattle on mine, might not be the same exhaust, as I don't have a diesel, but mine is the flexi pipe on the downpipe of the exhaust, it's annoying, but I can live with it until I can be bothered to change it :)
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Re: Hello. Some questions

Post by darrendriver » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:46 pm

hi thanks for reply , i dont have i drive and mines a petrol ? does this help?
2007 57 plate 120i msport

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Post by stevesurrey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:20 pm

Even if u dont have iDrive I think the principles are the same. ie. should wait for engine to warm up before taking reading via the stalk. Im pretty sure the owners manual says the reading can be accessed whilst driving or when stationary on level ground.
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Re: Hello. Some questions

Post by darrendriver » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:34 pm

that explains that then because it does take about 5 ish mins to get a reading , does a car use more oil in the summer? as in the winter i didnt seem to use any but ive check it twice in the summer and lost a bit
2007 57 plate 120i msport

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Re: Hello. Some questions

Post by darrendriver » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:44 pm

GeoffCollins wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:31 pm
darrendriver wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:27 pm
1st how long should it take before i Can check oil level on 120i as it doesn't have a dip stick ? 2nd I seem to have a rasp from the exhaust that never used to be there ? Only happens under load . Low speed high gear or just pulling away ? Thanks
Welcome welcome, the oil level can be checked on the iDrive system, the car must be warm (after a 5-10 min drive) and parked on flat ground with handbrake on and out of gear. It should give you a percentage that it is complete once reading it.

I have the same rattle on mine, might not be the same exhaust, as I don't have a diesel, but mine is the flexi pipe on the downpipe of the exhaust, it's annoying, but I can live with it until I can be bothered to change it :)
does your down pipe rattle on 1st start up ??
2007 57 plate 120i msport

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Re: Hello. Some questions

Post by GeoffCollins » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:49 pm

It rattles on the cold start, due to the higher revs and then between 1.8 - 2k revs
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Re: Hello. Some questions

Post by darrendriver » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:59 pm

ok thanks , does the 120i use a little more oil ? in summer ?
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