1990 535i Auto Oil Level

Has anyone any idea on the correct way to measure the oil level? After a five mile drive when I check the tranny oil level there is no oil showing on the dipstick(checked while engine still running).
Wait 5 minutes and it shows above full with engine off. It also shows above full with engine running again and after going through the gears. Any idea what's happening? Thanks
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Assuming you're talking about an auto you need to refer to the handbook as some are checked hot, others cold, and this makes a difference to the shown level. (The fluid expands with heat)
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Hi Dave, the handbook just refers you to the BMW dealer - hence the question on the NG.
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