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      10-31-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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+1qt

my 2013 e92 with 3500miles has the +1qt. i went to dealer they just said add oil... is this normal to have to add 1qt to the car?
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      10-31-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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I would not worry about it yet. Some of these cars burn oil. My '08 would sometimes burn a quart in the 5000+ range, but normally made it to the 7500 mile oil change. From what I read on the forums, some M3s use a quart in 1200-1500 miles.

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[quote=socalm3lover;14906257]I would not worry about it yet. Some of these cars burn oil. My '08 would sometimes burn a quart in the 5000+ range, but normally made it to the 7500 mile oil change. From what I read on the forums, some M3s use a quart in 1200-1500 miles.

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yea i didnt think burning that much oil could happen. i walked into the dealer saw the m specialist that helped me with my car and he told me i must be driving the car the way it should be lol.
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So many oil threads all at once. Yes, needing a quart between oil changes even at 7500-mile intervals can happen, but just because it happened this time doesn't mean it'll always happen. My dealer just gives me a couple bottles when I'm low for free under Ultimate Service, so I keep them for topping up.

FYI though, when it says add a quart, start by adding only half. These electronic dipsticks are notoriously unreliable, and if you overfill the only way to remove oil is from the bottom. So add the half, drive 5 miles, then pull over on a level surface and while the car is idling tell the dipstick to remeasure, sometimes two remeasures will be needed. I only ever add a quarter-quart less than the car indicates, so if it says 3/4 to the top, I leave it alone.

Fwiw, I also typically lose a quarter of a quart per track day too.
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So many oil threads all at once. Yes, needing a quart between oil changes even at 7500-mile intervals can happen, but just because it happened this time doesn't mean it'll always happen. My dealer just gives me a couple bottles when I'm low for free under Ultimate Service, so I keep them for topping up.

FYI though, when it says add a quart, start by adding only half. These electronic dipsticks are notoriously unreliable, and if you overfill the only way to remove oil is from the bottom. So add the half, drive 5 miles, then pull over on a level surface and while the car is idling tell the dipstick to remeasure, sometimes two remeasures will be needed. I only ever add a quarter-quart less than the car indicates, so if it says 3/4 to the top, I leave it alone.

Fwiw, I also typically lose a quarter of a quart per track day too.
your dealer gives you the quarts!!!!?? mine wouldn't give me any I had to pretty much bash them saying I pay for full service and I don't even get a top off of oil!
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your dealer gives you the quarts!!!!?? mine wouldn't give me any I had to pretty much bash them saying I pay for full service and I don't even get a top off of oil!
Lol yeah, BMW of Austin is known to be one of the better dealers -- great service and absurd amenities, including an on-site movie theater complete with La-Z-Boys fed by a 500-disc Blu-ray player that they keep stocked with current and older titles for you to choose from while you wait. But yeah, each time the dipstick reading has dropped to the 1/4 mark, I call my SA and he says to drop by and then gives me 2 bottles so I don't have to come back a second time if needed. So most of one goes into the car right away, and I take the second one with me to the track just in case. He's done all kinds of other awesome things. For example, after one track weekend I had horrible steering vibration under braking for weeks afterward, and he arranged for me to get new pads and rotors (the car I think had 10K miles on it) under warranty/Ultimate Service even though I disclosed that it had happened after a track event (call me crazy, but I believe in being honest). And in recognition of the consistently above and beyond service he's provided, I brought him a bottle of JW Black Label for Christmas last year.
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Lol yeah, BMW of Austin is known to be one of the better dealers -- great service and absurd amenities, including an on-site movie theater complete with La-Z-Boys fed by a 500-disc Blu-ray player that they keep stocked with current and older titles for you to choose from while you wait. But yeah, each time the dipstick reading has dropped to the 1/4 mark, I call my SA and he says to drop by and then gives me 2 bottles so I don't have to come back a second time if needed. So most of one goes into the car right away, and I take the second one with me to the track just in case. He's done all kinds of other awesome things. For example, after one track weekend I had horrible steering vibration under braking for weeks afterward, and he arranged for me to get new pads and rotors (the car I think had 10K miles on it) under warranty/Ultimate Service even though I disclosed that it had happened after a track event (call me crazy, but I believe in being honest). And in recognition of the consistently above and beyond service he's provided, I brought him a bottle of JW Black Label for Christmas last year.
yea man my dealer isn't like that what so ever!! wish i had that i would live at the dealer lol but you are lucky i pretty much told them how it was i walked in they said i had to pay 20$ for it and i said f that i pay this much money for this car I'm getting the oil no charge. he walked away came back with the oil that was it. my dealer in NJ isn't like your out in austin I'm jealous.
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BMW of San Antonio (I know, I figure I would give them a chance) changed my oil for $108 with a coupon and provided a top off quart out of warranty. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised.
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BMW of San Antonio (I know, I figure I would give them a chance) changed my oil for $108 with a coupon and provided a top off quart out of warranty. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised.
Who is your service advisor?
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Who is your service advisor?
circle BMW of Eatontown NJ
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Who is your service advisor?
Sorry for the late response, as I am not on the boards as often as in the past.


My SA was Michael Brehm.
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Sorry for the late response, as I am not on the boards as often as in the past.


My SA was Michael Brehm.
Cool thanks.
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FYI though, when it says add a quart, start by adding only half.
I concur.
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