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      11-02-2012, 10:33 PM   #23
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I showed the dealer I bought my car from the low oil light and they topped it off for me. Although they charged me for M3 mats...

That said, it's all dealer (or really technician/service advisor) dependent.
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      11-02-2012, 11:45 PM   #24
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i am going to waste my time to go to the dealership for 1/2 of a $15 bottle of oil??

an hour plus of my time for $7.50. i am not sure how many of you work for minimum wage, but my time is worth way more than that.

you guys have too much free time if you are willing to go through that hassle for 1/2 a quart of oil.
True..i just always take it in when I have time since my M3 isnt my daily.
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      11-02-2012, 11:53 PM   #25
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I just keep a spare. We're talking about ~$15.
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      11-02-2012, 11:55 PM   #26
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i am going to waste my time to go to the dealership for 1/2 of a $15 bottle of oil??

an hour plus of my time for $7.50. i am not sure how many of you work for minimum wage, but my time is worth way more than that.

you guys have too much free time if you are willing to go through that hassle for 1/2 a quart of oil.
Where can I get "liquid gold" for $7.50 a bottle???
What oil do you put in if you're not getting it at the dealer?

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      11-03-2012, 03:05 AM   #27
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Where can I get "liquid gold" for $7.50 a bottle???
What oil do you put in if you're not getting it at the dealer?

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1/2 of $15 = $7.50
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      11-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #28
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While it may not technically be covered, I would seek a new dealership. Even in Manhattan, at the only Factory owned dealership, they include top offs. I am in and out in 5 minutes.
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      11-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #29
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How cheap are you guys to stress over buying a quart of oil. Maybe you should have your daddy pay for it?
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      11-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #30
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Or save $20 and get the dealer to do it..
I can't believe people would take the time and use the gas to actually go to a dealer and ask for a top-off. I can do it myself in 30 seconds. 30 seconds. If I lived across the street from a dealer, it still wouldn't be worth my time and effort to drive across the street, give it over to someone else, talk to an SA, and wait for them to bring it back to me.
A couple weeks ago I was waiting for a couple of hours at a Portland dealer and couldn't believe the number of people came in to have air put in their tires. It was the first cold weather of the season so there were a lot of people coming in because their TPMS light was on. It's just amazing that there are that many people that are apparently incapable of adding air to their tires and pushing the TPMS reset button. I consider adding a little oil to be in the same category.
If you are an elderly woman driving a 7 series, no problem, but less-than-elderly guys driving performance oriented cars who do this just make wonder.
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      11-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #31
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My service advisor actually topped mine off himself. Lol. If they say its not covered tell them to change the oil then since that is covered
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      11-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #32
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How cheap are you guys to stress over buying a quart of oil. Maybe you should have your daddy pay for it?
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i am going to waste my time to go to the dealership for 1/2 of a $15 bottle of oil??

an hour plus of my time for $7.50. i am not sure how many of you work for minimum wage, but my time is worth way more than that.

you guys have too much free time if you are willing to go through that hassle for 1/2 a quart of oil.
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I get a free bottle everytime I need one from the dealer. Just go to another dealer then.
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For what it's worth, the dealer in Germany that performed my 1200 mile service gave me about half bottle...

Kept it 'till my last day in Europe. Chickened out when it came time to pack it in my suitcase and gave it to a homeless guy for fuel on those cold Munich nights...

Kidding about the homeless guy. Bummed me out not to bring the oil back, but assumed attempting to smuggle flammable liquids into the unpressurized cabin of an airbus was a bad idea.
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      11-16-2012, 06:35 AM   #36
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The dealer i work at tops of all fluids\ comp i am a sa at Hassel in freeport while the vehicle is under maitience plan.
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      11-16-2012, 07:49 AM   #37
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Do your local M owners a favor and post the dealer's name so they stay away from that stealership. Similar to everyone here, I never have to ask to top off fluids (oil etc.), and more often than not it is done for me without asking. I was actually given an extra quart to take with me the last time I did an oil change.
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It should be covered if the oil light comes on!!
BMW always claims full maintenance in their commercials.
Now if the light isn't on, then I could see them not covering it.

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so then they should also pay for gas?
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so then they should also pay for gas?
Funny. Except gas isn't a service/maintenence fluid.

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