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      05-30-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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Help! I need oil!!

So in my 4 years of having a BMW, it never has told me
"engine oil level at minimum, please add 1 qt" before...

What specific oil do I add?? I'm not exactly
sure what kind to buy, nor do I know what oil my car came with.

Please help, on the road now. I just need to know what I can get at any ole car auto store.

Thanks!
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So in my 4 years of having a BMW, it never has told me
"engine oil level at minimum, please add 1 qt" before...

What specific oil do I add?? I'm not exactly
sure what kind to buy, nor do I know what oil my car came with.

Please help, on the road now. I just need to know what I can get at any ole car auto store.

Thanks!
From page 133 of my owner's manual:

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Thanks so much. Got it!
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Use Mobil 1 0W40 thats it, or BMW Synthetic 5W30.

6.9 quarts plus a mann filter.
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Use Mobil 1 0W40 thats it, or BMW Synthetic 5W30.

6.9 quarts plus a mann filter.
Castrol 0w-30 as well
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The next time that you are at the dealer take a walk over to the parts counter and buy two quarts of the BMW oil. Keep them in your garage for the next time that this happens (and it will, being a normal part of car ownership).
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Thanks so much. Got it!
Just make sure you get an oil that's BMW certified. You can't just use any 0w40 or 5w30...there are only a few specifc oils that meet the standard. And the only two I've ever actually seen are the BMW oil and the Mobil.

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Just make sure you get an oil that's BMW certified. You can't just use any 0w40 or 5w30...there are only a few specifc oils that meet the standard. And the only two I've ever actually seen are the BMW oil and the Mobil.

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That's why I buy oil change kits from Tischer (BMW Syn) and keep Mobil 1 0W40 in my garage.
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The next time that you are at the dealer take a walk over to the parts counter and buy two quarts of the BMW oil. Keep them in your garage for the next time that this happens (and it will, being a normal part of car ownership).
They even make a cool little bag to hold the bottle in when you keep it in the car. Maybe the OP should get that too.
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They even make a cool little bag to hold the bottle in when you keep it in the car. Maybe the OP should get that too.
Is it coordinated to go with the clothing in the BMW Lifestyle Collection?
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My car came with a spare liter (quart) of BMW synthetic in the trunk. Black pounch on the driver's side of the trunk?
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My car came with a spare liter (quart) of BMW synthetic in the trunk. Black pounch on the driver's side of the trunk?
Lol... really? BMW is freakin cool I'm sorry.
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Yup, I keep a spare BMW oil can in the trunk of my car.
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Is it coordinated to go with the clothing in the BMW Lifestyle Collection?
It Does!

And BMW has matching jumper cables to go with your ensemble
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