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Old 07-06-2017, 02:06 AM   #1
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Engine Oil Low On New BMW?



Hi Everyone,

So I got a warming today saying my engine oil is low and to add 1 quart the car is pretty new only has 12,000KM on it.

I called BMW and they said its normal for the m235i because of the turbo engine.

So I did the on-board engine oil check and it show it was just fine and it change the engine picture from yellow/orange to green.

I was wondering if I should take it to the dealer for them to check it out and top it up?

Let me know what you think. Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:40 PM   #2
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Its normal, and realistically you should be changing oil every 10k
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:27 PM   #3
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Virtually every BMW consumed a litre of oil between oil changes. Just keep some on hand to top it off.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input.

It's funny because the person who sold it to me said 10K, however the cars service said 16K.

I was worried there was a leak, but if that is normal for the m235i I have booked an appointment.

They gave me 1 quart with the car just in case, but I figured it was not normal for it to happen now.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:27 PM   #5
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Definitely typical to top up between oil changes and yes, you should be changing every 8-10k KM. Especially on sweet car like the M235i.
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:30 PM   #6
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Guess I got lucky with my 135i purchase. It doesn't leak or consume 1 drop of oil as of yet. I'm pushing around 90,000KM now. I have heard it's common though with the N54, N55 engines. Not sure if the F series has the N55 as well.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:41 AM   #7
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Yeah, its strange cause I ran a check oil level via the cars system and it show me the engine oil level was just fine. The warning light has not show up again just yet, but I hope it was just some weird glitch.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:31 AM   #8
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I change oil every 5-10K based on my service messages/reminders in my car. However a week before my last service, it conveniently required a top up of oil. That confused me as it's never been an issue in any of my other bmw's. I was pretty upset that they made me pay for the oil based on booked service and being under warranty (including free oil changes). This is on a 2015 BMW X5
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:45 AM   #9
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I went to my local dealer at BMW Pfaff Mississauga, they told me it does happen and you can use about half a bottle of engine oil since my service (in warranty) will be in the next 6000km and I don't want to pay for it since that why I have the 4yr or 80k KM warranty.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:01 PM   #10
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So the dealer made you pay for the top up a week before service? What was their reasoning?
Free (prepaid really) maintenance should cover all oil including top ups.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:52 PM   #11
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No I didn't pay he just topped it up with half of the bottle and gave me the rest, because using the whole bottle weeks before my service didn't make any sense.
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