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      08-28-2012, 08:41 AM   #23
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I just got this too at 10k. First time since 1200 miles the oil has been touched.

I broke it in hard and drive it hard in the city. I expected some oil burning but it went from max to below min in one drive.

I checked for leaks and did not see any. I was parked on a slight decline, maybe 3-5*, but then moved it around, drove, started it up and checked multiple times on flat surfaces and it was too low.

I added 1 full quart and it is back to max.

Possible a level sensor issue? Or is everyone just burning oil in these things?
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      08-30-2012, 02:25 AM   #24
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Just changed the oil at 14,500 miles and it had only gone halfway down the gauge since the 1,200 mile change which I was pretty happy with after having to put a litre of oil in my previous 135i and Z4 between services.
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      08-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #25
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I went into my local dealer yesterday to pick up a couple of quarts of 5w30. I told the parts desk person I needed oil for my 1 Series M Coupe and she brought me the oil for the M3. Fortunately I was prepared for this.
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      08-30-2012, 01:24 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by ayao View Post
The BMW approved LL-01 oils are:
-Castrol Syntec Euro Formula SAE 0W-30
-Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
-Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
-BMW synthetic 5W-30
Add Liqui Moly 5w-30 as well, switched over from being a LONG time castrol and Mobil 1 user, I will never buy anything else unless I am in a bind!
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      08-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #27
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I went into my local dealer yesterday to pick up a couple of quarts of 5w30. I told the parts desk person I needed oil for my 1 Series M Coupe and she brought me the oil for the M3. Fortunately I was prepared for this.
Yup, ALWAYS verify!
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      08-30-2012, 07:28 PM   #28
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Thanks.

Does this look like the right one to get? (5w30 weight)

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/secti...tentId=7067038
Castrol Syntec is NOT the correct oil!
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      08-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #29
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Castrol Syntec is NOT the correct oil!
Castrol Edge with SPT (Syntec Power Technology) 5W40 -- formerly called Castrol Syntec -- is BMW Longlife-01 and is a perfectly good oil.

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