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post #27706 of 27720 Old 07-30-2016, 04:02 PM
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Seems someone would have invented an automatic oil fill device with oil in a reservoir that replaces the burned oil when needed.
If some of the current mfg's don't tighten tolerances for o/c on newer cars, they may have to design that in. In that respect, it protects the car company from the higher likelihood of a toasted customer with a toasted motor. Win / Win

Fact is, many years ago, lots of people thought the red light on oil warning was low oil but it was typically low oil psi.

Having a warning lamp for low oil at 1 qt low would seem to be an easy feature to rig up on these newer cars.
Some with Syn oil tell the owner they can go a year or nearly a year between the oci. Can you imagine how easy it will be to burn up a motor that has some sort of issue within that year if the owner isn't in tune with checking it them selves ? I think one of my buddies with a BMW SUV doesn't even have an oil stick !!

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No oil stick? That's German engineering for you.

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bmw cars have this system, just a sensor and an idiot light; sounds like a great system right?

wrong

one of my coworkers had (lol, foreshadowing) a nice 3 series BMW, and the sensor failed, it was low on oil, but no one could check because there is no dipstick to look at

the car threw a rod through the side of the block on the highway at 100 km/h

BMW blamed the owner for "owner negligence" and voided the warranty

nice


link to the thread; Cars without oil dipstick | Automotive General Topics | Bob Is The Oil Guy

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That's an amazing story. Too bad for that guy.

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CAR & DRIVER did a road test, probably a long-term story on a Cayman S.
They too had troubles with oil level and readings considering the only way to check or verify was an electronic message or light. They got warnings from time to time but some were false alarms.
They described that set up giving inconsistent info as 'psychotic'.

I can't imagine borrowing a car like that then having to sweat it when considering you might return it with a smoked motor.

Sometimes technology is 3 steps backwards. We have electric-eye faucets at the hospital. When the battery goes kaput or they 'act up' , they don't deliver water at all. Manual faucet have been around forever and the worst that happens with them is they may sometimes leak.

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That's true about technology. Sometimes it becomes counter intuitive.

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That's true about technology. Sometimes it becomes counter intuitive.
Plus, it's sometimes backwards from watcha think !

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Wow, Gilley was last for a long time

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