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      07-19-2006, 05:34 AM   #1
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oil level refresh

Anyone know how often the oil level indicator refreshes? I just had my oil changed yesterday at Passport. As I'm driving down Auth road after leaving the d-ship I checked the level and it was about 1/4 inch below max (non-idrive) -- same exact level as before the oil change. So, I'm thinking either they didn't do the oil change, or they didn't fill it up all the way. I did a U and went back to tell them (Service people were all gone for the day.) Checked again after I restarted the car, same result. Checked again as I was pulling onto the beltway, same result. But wait, I checked again when I got to the Wilson Bridge, and voila, it was up to max. So I figure the indicator must refresh on a certain cycle. Anyone else experience this?
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Should not be a big deal. If you get low on oil, just bring it in, and they will top it off for free...
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Should not be a big deal. If you get low on oil, just bring it in, and they will top it off for free...
Hey is this a universal practice/fact, my SA said no on free refills...he called them 'consumables' that are not covered under maintenance plan. I was starting to argue but he kept on denying and I didn't have solid facts....
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Hey is this a universal practice/fact, my SA said no on free refills...he called them 'consumables' that are not covered under maintenance plan. I was starting to argue but he kept on denying and I didn't have solid facts....

I have gone in twice for a topping of my oil, and BMW of Sterling did it with no questions asked. Both times, pulled up to the service bay, they did it in front of me in 2 minutes, I was on my way... no charges...




edit... I did get charged an arm and a leg for my tire, but believe it or not, the CCA discount saved me $65 on it... worth the CCA membership alone...
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I have gone in twice for a topping of my oil, and BMW of Sterling did it with no questions asked. Both times, pulled up to the service bay, they did it in front of me in 2 minutes, I was on my way... no charges...
yeah but I'm still not sure if the top ups are courtesy gestures or is explicitly laid out in the full maintenance plan. I need to try a differnet dealer, I feel like I don't click with my SA.
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mine has always been 1/4 to the max since i bought the car......

done 3 oil changes already with 7 quarts.....still 1/4 to the max....

getting the 4th done right now at dealer......probably still be 1/4 to the max.....

no big deal................
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mine has always been 1/4 to the max since i bought the car......

done 3 oil changes already with 7 quarts.....still 1/4 to the max....

getting the 4th done right now at dealer......probably still be 1/4 to the max.....

no big deal................
Aren't you worried your oil level sensor might be faulty?
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Aren't you worried your oil level sensor might be faulty?
no........cause i change my oil every 5,000 miles......w/ 7 quarts
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