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      11-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Stuck in the middle of no where!!

Oil light came on and I\'m the mountains. I have one quart of 0w-40 mobile one. Is that okay to use. 2011 m3
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This happened to me too ... was a false alarm at one time ...

1) Check your oil level and see how much it is.

2) Is your alarm light amber (Caution) or red (Immediate action).

Did you check your manual?

I would call BMW Roadside assistance we have paid for that service.

If you use the oil you have (after you talk to BMW and they say it is okay) drive normal to the first BMW dealership they then should drain the oil and refill with syncretic oil ....

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Happened to me when i was going to vancouver, put the closest u have in your car and treat your car like break-in period.
Really recommend to do an oil change soon after
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Also where are you? What mountain? One of the members can be pretty close to you so he can drive and give you a bottle of oil
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Here is my thread for your help as well: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552527
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Im so pissed. I have no Fin clue where I am. My girlfriend dragged me to her parents cottage. The light turned on the second I shut it off. Then I checked my vehicle info and the oil level is on the min line and it's yellow
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Also u guys in usa have bmw assist for 4 years. Did you try calling them?
Did the +1 showed up on your dashboard?
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[quote=Prince_of_Persia;10861093]Also u guys in usa have bmw assist for 4 years. Did you try calling them?
Did the 1 showed up on your dashboard?[/QUOTE
Yea. It's says please add one quart oil.
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Also u guys in usa have bmw assist for 4 years. Did you try calling them?
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Yea. It's says please add one quart oil.
Yea it's says please add one quart oil
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Also u guys in usa have bmw assist for 4 years. Did you try calling them?
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Yea. It's says please add one quart oil.
Did you call bmw assist? Or did you use SOS button?
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Also u guys in usa have bmw assist for 4 years. Did you try calling them?
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Yea. It's says please add one quart oil.
Did you call bmw assist? Or did you use SOS button?
No should I??
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No should I??
Of course! Ask them for help. That is what it is for!
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they probably can't do much other than advise a tow to a local dealer...they really aren't that much help

Are you parked on a hill?

See if it doesn't come on again. and see if a member is near by, or if a dealer is near by
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SOS is your best bet. BMW assist did not help me when i was stuck. They just offered to tow my car to somewhere.
SOS connects you to BMW and they should be able to tell you what is your best option
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they probably can't do much other than advise a tow to a local dealer...they really aren't that much help

Are you parked on a hill?

See if it doesn't come on again. and see if a member is near by, or if a dealer is near by
Yeah BMW assist was useless in my case, but i thought SOS even if you lock yourself in, they come and help u?!
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Okay. I pressed the SOS button and the guy told me that the recommended oil is 10w 60, but if I have mobile one sae 0w-40 it was okay to use. I recorded the conversation too, just in case. I guess I'll have to drive like break in till Friday. This sucks.
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Okay. I pressed the SOS button and the guy told me that the recommended oil is 10w 60, but if I have mobile one sae 0w-40 it was okay to use. I recorded the conversation too, just in case. I guess I'll have to drive like break in till Friday. This sucks.
Yeah, just dont rev too high.
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Okay. I pressed the SOS button and the guy told me that the recommended oil is 10w 60, but if I have mobile one sae 0w-40 it was okay to use. I recorded the conversation too, just in case. I guess I'll have to drive like break in till Friday. This sucks.
Props on recording the conversation.

Don't worry it's not the end of the world if you used a sub-par level of oil, yes we drive performance cars and yes we should be using 10W 60 oil but that doesn't mean in an emergency you can't use lesser weight. Think about it like this, I prefer to drink Camus XO but if Hennessy VSOP was the only option I'd still take it. It's not as good but it's still good.

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Okay. I pressed the SOS button and the guy told me that the recommended oil is 10w 60, but if I have mobile one sae 0w-40 it was okay to use. I recorded the conversation too, just in case. I guess I'll have to drive like break in till Friday. This sucks.
Props on recording the conversation.

Don't worry it's not the end of the world if you used a sub-par level of oil, yes we drive performance cars and yes we should be using 10W 60 oil but that doesn't mean in an emergency you can't use lesser weight. Think about it like this, I prefer to drink Camus XO but if Hennessy VSOP was the only option I'd still take it. It's not as good but it's still good.

I had to do it. I have bad luck. Lol. My luck, I would go to the dealership and they would say that I fried my motor because I used the wrong oil. Thats wat bmw told me to do and I have the whole convo recorded on my cell.
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Props on recording the conversation.

Don't worry it's not the end of the world if you used a sub-par level of oil, yes we drive performance cars and yes we should be using 10W 60 oil but that doesn't mean in an emergency you can't use lesser weight. Think about it like this, I prefer to drink Camus XO but if Hennessy VSOP was the only option I'd still take it. It's not as good but it's still good.

Haha good example!

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Thanks guys!!
Np, i knew exactly how you felt because the same thing happened to me.
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Well done .... just get BMW to change the oil once you get back ... go easy on the way home pretend you are driving a fiat or something similar (it will be over soon) drive slower in the right lane
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