Opus diagnoses oil problem on a BMW E6x

Opus diagnoses oil problem on a BMW E6x

The Opus IVS team diagnoses a 2010 BMW E6x displaying the Engine Oil light.

IVS 360, from Opus IVS, offers diagnostics and live repair guidance support services to help workshop technicians fix complex vehicles safely and fast. All Opus IVS mechanical repair solutions come with live repair guidance from IVS 360 OEM brand-specific master technicians.

Using the DrivePro’s market leading diagnostic software and extensive product knowledge, the team identifies the cause and steps needed to fix vehicle faults. Workshops globally rely on Opus IVS diagnostic solutions to repair vehicle systems confidently. A recent case involved a BMW E6x, 2010 model year, which displayed Engine Oil pressure and engine warning lights on the instrument panel cluster. The vehicle was also reported to have a noisy engine when running.

Relevant models

BMW E6x (2002 – 2017)

E8x (2002 – 2017)

E9x (2005 – 2017)

Additional Information: Affects N43 petrol engines


Engine Oil pressure warning light on, engine warning light on and noisy engine.


1. Oil pressure warning light on 2. Engine warning light on 3. Noisy engine

Fault codes presented:

30C1 – Engine oil pressure control when engine static DME – ENGINE ECU

The Repair:

1. Oil check

Check and correct the engine oil level.

2. Quick Test

Carry out a quick test using your Opus IVS diagnostic tool.

3. Check the oil filter

If the fault code 30C1 is stored and present please check and make sure the oil filter has not twisted and broken up inside the oil filter housing. If it has you will need to replace it and re-test.

4. Oil filter OK or fault still present?

If the oil filter is ok or the fault is still present after replacement you will need to check the oil pressure. You can do this with the DrivePrp in DME >> Diagnosis requests >> Motor operating values >> Oil pressure. Make sure the engine is at the correct operating temperature.

The oil pressure should be a minimum of 1.5 Bar at idle, at operating temperature and 2.2-3.0 bar during controlled pressure at operating temperature.

It is advised to check the oil pressure with an external pressure gauge. This is done by using the special tools that BMW provide to carry this task out (11 9 240, 13 3 061, 13 3 063).

This will give you the live readings for the oil pressure so you can compare to the sensor reading to eliminate a faulty sensor.

New tool

Opus IVS recently revealed its latest cutting-edge product, FixPro. This diagnostic tool aims, the company claims, to “transform the way vehicle repairs are conducted, saving both time and money for mechanics and automotive technicians.”

“FixPro is a game-changer for the automotive industry,” says Karl Booth, head of sales at Opus IVS. “Our team has worked tirelessly to develop a product that simplifies the repairing process for technicians while ensuring accurate and reliable results. With FixPro, we are empowering automotive professionals to confidently resolve complex issues, ultimately improving the overall customer experience. The device itself comes with more options to suit all types of independent workshops, including the ability to select a single-brand at an affordable price for those workshops specialising in specific brands.”

The launch of FixPro comes at a time when the demand for advanced diagnostic tools is higher than ever before. In a constantly evolving industry, Opus IVS remains committed to providing cutting-edge solutions that meet the needs of automotive professionals and workshops globally.

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