1. 1 Dec 2019 at 11:04 PM #1
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    My next door neighbour just brought a 520d 59 plate and came and knocked on my door to show me as he knows I love BMW’s When I got in it I started it up and said to him on the idrive thing you can see any faults etc. When I checked, it said oil level was to high. He didn’t seem to worried but I thought this wasn’t a good thing?
     
  2. 3 Dec 2019 at 6:37 PM #2
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    It isn’t!

    Obviously depends how over full it is (how sensitive is the sensor)?
    Is there a dipstick on these, best way to check?!
     
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    That’s not entirely true. A couple of millimetres over the maximum level of the dipstick isn’t exactly an issue.

    However overtime, overfilled oil can cause starvation problems due to a build of foam which reduces the lubricating capacity of the oil itself.

    OP tell your neighbour to drop the oil so that it sits in the middle of the dipstick/iDrive reading.
     
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    That’s why I said what I did next, depends obviously how overfilled it is!!
     
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    Hopefully it's not risen because of an injector problem filling the sump with diesel....
     
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    It could well be diesel. The DPF on these is quite far downstream and takes a good while to complete a regen successfully. If the regen is unsuccessful the car will just keep trying and dumping more & more diesel which will eventually increase the oil level.

    If it were mine I’d dump the lot ASAP and replace with fresh oil, possibly get an oil sample done too so you know what’s going on.
     

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