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Old 02-16-2017, 03:04 AM   #1
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low engine oil message

1992 525iT
186k miles

I changed the oil about 700 miles ago. The car tells me that the engine oil is low but not all the time. I checked the oil and its fine. Is this common?
I also get the low coolant, but thats fine as well.

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Old 02-17-2017, 12:27 AM   #2
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Check if the oil level sensor by the oil pan is connected.

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Old 02-17-2017, 12:44 PM   #3
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The connector often gets cruddy and the plastic breaks down. Likely a bad connection.

The coolant level could be a bad sensor, but they also get gunked up and can read incorrectly (it's just a float switch).
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