Went had oil changed on my bmw has 61000 miles on my car. drove 23 miles after my service no warning signals or lights came on in my car.car starting smoking out the hood stopped immediately in road open hood an there wasoil coming out of my radiator the pressure blew a hole in the radiator no one yet has been able to tell me what happened for sure yet.whats the odds of a perfectly normal car with no problems going an blowing a engine 23 miles later. could someone please help or tell me where to tell the technician to start looking first because my hoses heater core r all contaminated with oil that has mixed that makes it look like pudding
Wow sorry to hear that it sounds like the head gskt blew but im scratching my head on that one because that is not very comon for the engine in that car, But i would say head gskt since the oil pressure in the car runs way higher than the pressure in the cooling system so thats why it would have blown a hole in the radiator, and mixed in with the coolant, i would not say that the place that changed your oil is at fault they could not have caused that to happen
Sounds like a head gasket but with only 61,000, is rather odd. Has the car ever been overheated? I would have thought that the oil changed 23 miles before may have shown some signs of water or oil in water. You may want to find out if installing the oil filter wrong could cause excessive oil pressure.
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Probably more than you want to know, but here is the workshop manual on the transmission. I had a friend with a Pajero, and it had some kind of jangling bell if he went over 68 mph. Drove us mad going to the airport on a 325 mile trip.
That light is an indicator that the required miles have been drove and it's time to do an oil change. The light should be reset after every oil change as the computer keeps track of the miles to warn you when it's time again should you forget.
If you want to turn the light off then follow these steps.
Push and hold the trip button and then turn the ignition to on while holding the trip reset button. Keep holding for 10 seconds and the maintenance required light will go offf.
if it's not going onto the ground, and it's not being burned, check the positive crankcase ventilation and the exhaust gas recirculation valves for oil seepage...also check your air filter, if its got oil on it replace the pcv valve.
my '06 325i, has been serviced (oil changed) by the dealer every 17,000 miles, it runs a full synthetic oil. look at your tun signal switch there should be a small knob in it that rotates, rotate it up and look at the center dash, keep rotating until it says oil then push the switch in the end of the turn signal switch it should then show you how many miles till next oil change, all service info can be found in this manner, when some kind of service is due you will see a small triangle with and exclamation point (!) in it on the center display, if you have a navi system the bottom of the screen will say "Service Due!"
Sounds like your sending unit sensor - if it was your pump going out, your engine would be history by now. Rule of thumb, if your oil check light ever comes on, it's usually too late to remedy the problem. You have a major issue, but since you've obviousely drove it quite a bit since then and it still hasn't seized up, I'm guessing you're ok...for now. Since you took it to a shop and they said you're ok, I'm assuming they checked your level and visually checked for leaks and found nothing. Either, you've got somethijng partially blocking your pick-up tube for the pump which is in your oil pan, or a electrical issue with the sensor. I would start by having someone check the sensor out and go from there...good luck.
The below is taken from another site written a year ago:
What you are looking at is the Service Indicator. The green, yellow and red lights let you know when service needs to be performed. The green lights mean everything is still good. The yellow lights mean "anytime you're ready." The red lights mean do the service ASAP. There are also two other lighted areas. One says "inspection," the other says "oil change" (or oil service.) An oil change is an oil change. However, there are two inspections: Inspection 1 is normally at every other 15,000 miles; Inspections 2 is at every 30,000 miles. Your local BMW dealer should have a pamphlet listing all duties performed for each of the services. Inspection 2 can run you around $400-$800 depending on the service station/dealership's labor rates. Inspections 1 should be around 1/2 of that. You should have your oil changed about every 5000 miles. Dealership oil changes can range from $35-$65. A BMW that is well taken care of will last a long time.
FYI, don't be surprised if the SI (service indicator) board decides to **** out one day. I'm surprised to see yours is still working (they usually die within 10 years unless someone went thru the expense to have it replaced.) If/when it does go, just gauge your services by the mileage intervals I've listed above. I'd also recommend when you stop into (or just call) the dealership, go to the parts department and order an owner's manual for your BMW. Should be less than $20 and get to you in about a week unless they have one in stock. When the service tech has performed the necessary service(s), he will reset your SI board so that only green lights are showing.