Originally Posted by Rochester BMW
Only just covered 1500 miles and my new E90 335i is only 2 'green squares' off being empty!
Is this normal?
Ive spoke to my dealer and he gave me some shpill about pistons etc...
This is a £40,000 car and it needs oil after just 1500 miles!
Anyway enough of my moaning, what oil do i need to put in it????
I think this is just about normal. They are supposed to use oil in the first few thousand miles, whilst everything beds in.
You don't need to top it up until it reaches the 'min' mark (i.e. all squares out). Then one small oil bottle will restore it to the 'max' line.
My car had a bottle of oil in it's own little velcro zipper bag in the back or the car. I used that to top it off.