116i oil sensor

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simonpa
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116i oil sensor

Post by simonpa » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:34 pm

Hi all - I'm having oil sensor difficulties with my Wife's 2009 116i

Original BMW sensor kept saying oil was low, despite topping up and no leaks.
I bought another via eBay, but it just does the warm-up screen, then says INACTIVE.

Seller has offered to replace, but I'm concerned another will be the same and I'll have wasted another change of oil..

Any recommendation where to buy a reliable sensor, other than pay £90 for OEM?

Cheers - Simon

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Re: 116i oil sensor

Post by AP1 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:12 pm

Get a Hella one or gen BMW. Try Amazon or eBay.

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Re: 116i oil sensor

Post by Bumble » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:24 pm

What’s the part number op.

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Re: 116i oil sensor

Post by simonpa » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:21 pm

Part is 1261-7501786 - according to realoem

This is the same as the failed Hella I removed from the car.
Car has done 120k+ miles.

Cheers - Simon

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