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Opus IVS 360 Case Study

By autotech-nath on March 17, 2021

Opus IVS OEM master technicians support customers in the automotive aftermarket via its IVS 360 diagnostic to workshops and technicians globally.

Using the DrivePro’s diagnostic software and extensive product knowledge, the IVS 360 team identifies the cause and steps needed to fix vehicle faults, providing technicians with the confidence to repair the most complex vehicles fast with live repair guidance from OEM brand-specific master technicians.

Opus IVS’ experts connect remotely, in real time, directly to vehicle communication systems to diagnose, program and calibrate vehicles.

“I am over the moon with the DrivePro and the level of support that the Opus IVS team provide my business through their IVS 360 diagnostic support service. The service and the device are an excellent asset to G&R Autos.”

Greg Howard, Owner, G&R Autos

A recent IVS 360 case during lockdown involved a BMW E6x, which displayed engine oil pressure and engine warning lights, as well as a noisy engine. The IVS 360 team supported the customer with the following advice…

Make: BMW

• E6x (2002 – 2017) • E8x (2002 – 2017) • E9x (2005 – 2017)

Additional Information: Affects N43 petrol engines Issue: 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


• Multimeter • Oscilloscope • Power Probe/Activation Tool • BMW Oil Pressure testing kit (11 9 240) • BMW Oil Pressure testing kit (13 3 061) • BMW Oil Pressure testing kit (13 3 063)


• Engine Oil • Oil Filter • Oil Pressure Switch • Oil Pressure Control Valve • Timing Chain, Guides and Fixings • Oil Pump • Sump Gasket

The Fix

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, 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 DrivePRO 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.

Opus IVS helps independent automotive workshops repair the most complex vehicles fast with diagnostics, programming and live repair guidance from OE brand- specific master technicians. For further information, email or visit



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