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      09-09-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
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Diesel Oil Usage

I washed and polished my car today and decided to take advantage of my dipstick - - - I checked the oil. It seems that in a little under 3000km's my car has used almost half. The dipstick shows half between "max" and "min". Seems like alot to me.

Any comments?

Should I just wait until the oil warning light comes on and then refill it (like my sales assistant said?)
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      09-09-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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Where was the level when it was new? Do you know that it has dropped? Perhaps it is delivered at that level.
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Did you follow the manual s reccomendations as to when to check the oil ?

Cars do tend to use a bit while being broken in
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Did you follow the manual s reccomendations as to when to check the oil ?

Cars do tend to use a bit while being broken in
*runs outside to read his manual*
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*runs outside to read his manual*
"waits with bated breath"
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Nope. The owner manual says wait for the obc to tell you, the service aux handbook says nothing (and they didn't even stamp for my predelivery check :/ )

It does say there is only 1 litre between min and max so 500ml's of oil used isn't that bad....
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I have covered 4200 miles (6700 km) and the dipstick is just above the minimum level.

Diesels tend to use a fair bit of oil, my Mk2 A3 went through oil like there was no tomorrow.
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Nope. The owner manual says wait for the obc to tell you, the service aux handbook says nothing (and they didn't even stamp for my predelivery check :/ )

It does say there is only 1 litre between min and max so 500ml's of oil used isn't that bad....
You can top it up anytime

Make shure you use the correct oil, best to get a 1L bottle from a BMW dealer.
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While I am here, and don't feel like starting a new thread -> Does anyone know if the runflats need a special machine to remove them from the rim? My rim was scratched yesterday and I know somewhere that it can be fixed - but I just want to check that it's not anything special?
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While I am here, and don't feel like starting a new thread -> Does anyone know if the runflats need a special machine to remove them from the rim? My rim was scratched yesterday and I know somewhere that it can be fixed - but I just want to check that it's not anything special?
Yup, they need a special attachment, and the guy has to be trained how to remove and fit them. Its very easy to damage the rim fitting a runflat
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