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      04-23-2011, 11:05 AM   #121
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2006 BMW 330i  [5.00]
Originally Posted by bz-e90 View Post
Can you please explain the importance of having the dip stick?
The car comes with this great warranty package when bought brand new..

We cover all factory-recommended maintenance at no charge for the first four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, as well as specific items that require replacement due to normal wear and tear.

Your maintenance costs:

Engine Oil Services: $0
Inspection Services: $0
Wiper Blade Inserts: $0
Brake Pads: $0
Brake Discs: $0
Engine Drive Belts: $0
Brake Fluid Service: $0

plus on board computer tells you the oil level. why get your hands dirty when you can see it through the cluster instrument.

I don't see the importance of the dip stick..

what other car company has this sort of great warranty?
There are many enthusiasts that enjoy working on and maintaining their cars. And they keep them after 50K miles...

Others buy BMWs after 50K miles and also enjoy caring for them by keeping the oil level in check. Sure many people don't care about or know how to use a dipstick, but we do (many have indicated it on this forum)

This is by the same token as the BMW toolkit in the truck which has faded away - we want to be able to tighten that bolt on the side of the highway or change our tires (non-runflats). Perhaps it old school, perhaps even primitive, but it IS what we want.

Being involved in the state of your BMW, changing its oil yourself is a Pride thing, don't make it impossible.