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|3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.|
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| Originally posted by FastSeb@Mar 18 2005, 03:06 PM |
This is just to tell every owner of a e30 (specially new owners) not to rely only on the informations given by those red lights on the roof near the center mirror !
With my first e30, a 1984 320i 2 doors, I experienced that the hard way a few years ago.
As the engine was pretty old and had more than 230 000 km in the legs, I was used to ad like 400 cl of oil in the engine when the 'on board computer' (the red lights) was telling me that it was missing. and, as a lazy mf, I took the habit of only checking the oil when the red light was telling me to. (it normaly lights up way before your engine runs dry of oil)
So what happened is that one day, the engine just ran short of fuel on the speedway .. actually, the red lights system n didnt tell me anything about a lack of oil in the engine. So my 2.0 L six in line died in a huge cloud of smoke at 180 km/h.
So, dont give that system 100% trust, because it could cost you an engine !
ps : how i drove the 120 km back home with a broken engine is another story ! 5 stops and 15 liters of oil were needed !
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