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      07-06-2011, 10:28 AM   #23
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Extra oil for a 2 hour drive?
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      07-06-2011, 10:28 AM   #24
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Just did a road trip from Dublin OH USA to Toronto Canada last weekend. My M is not my everyday car and I just use it for those weekend drive and long road trip. It is a garage queen but sometimes I have to start it up and move it out of the garage to do some grilling and mowing. I read that frequent start and stop will be taxing to your oil in which some water vapor will be mixed in. The long drive will burn those water in your oil and will lower you oil reserve drastically. It happened to me last weekend. Before the trip my oil indicator was 3/4 full but got a warning after around 200 miles on our trip. Fortunately, I got an extra oil and I was expecting this will happen even though I got my doubt. The whole quart put back the level to full.
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Extra oil for a 2 hour drive?
Yes. Given that the 10W60 oil is so hard to find outside of a BMW dealership I think that you should always carry a litre with you.
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I-95 should be fun in that car.
I just got back from Florida, I was loving how smooth the roads are.
If I lived there my car would be alot lower lol.
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      07-06-2011, 11:23 AM   #27
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Yes. Given that the 10W60 oil is so hard to find outside of a BMW dealership I think that you should always carry a litre with you.
I always carry an extra liter just in case but your post made it seem like the 2hr drive was going to be some major journey. If you are just worried about putting miles on the car that is one thing - the car is made to be driven so get out and enjoy it!
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2 hour drive is not a road trip.
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I live in LA. It takes me 2hours to see my parents and they live 40 miles away. You will be fine.
40 miles takes you 2 hours?
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