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      05-10-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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Oil. Strange...

Driven the car around a little, parked on the slightest of slopes for 10minutes and started the car 'OIL' came on the dash. Checked the Oil, and it was showing MIN.

Drove around a bit, then its half full? wtf? I'm at 12,000kms. Anyone know how much oil they ahve used in that amount?

I was trying to avoid it but I might get an interim oil change/filter change..and not by BMW :P
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      05-10-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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It is not half full if it shows halfway between MIN and MAX, it is a pint down, nothing to worry about. But at 12,000 Km - nothing wrong with getting an interim change. Either that, or go to your dealer and they can top it up for you.
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Thanks Lester, ill do a change!
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      05-10-2009, 06:57 PM   #4
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On the subject of oil...it seems to take my car forever to measure its oil level.

This morning I dialed up the oil level in the iDrive when I started it up at home. Fifteen minutes later when I arrived at work it still was reading a blank. Is this normal?
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      05-10-2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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Kris..My car was reading the same as yours in that midway area at 10K km's when I had the oil/filter changed..The tech told me it was fine but I changed it regardless..

Lavaletta...Your car has to be sitting at idle (stationery) and it takes 3 to 5 minutes to process the oil readind depending how hot/cold the car is.
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      05-10-2009, 07:30 PM   #6
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Ah cool maybe ill not bother :P
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      05-10-2009, 08:19 PM   #7
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I was told it can happen and I will get top up of engine oil for free.
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Kris..My car was reading the same as yours in that midway area at 10K km's when I had the oil/filter changed..The tech told me it was fine but I changed it regardless..

Lavaletta...Your car has to be sitting at idle (stationery) and it takes 3 to 5 minutes to process the oil readind depending how hot/cold the car is.
The car can be moving while checking the oil. You need to drive about 5 miles or so to get the engine warmed up.
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      05-10-2009, 09:28 PM   #9
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Personally my oil change schedule is:

1,000km then every 6-7,000 km after.
Personally I feel BMW recommended service intervals are WAY too long for a turbo charged car.

I intend to keep my car for 5 years though. If its a lease or u plan to sell before warranty ends, doing 15,000km changes is fine.
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