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      04-17-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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Engine oil low again? Please help

My 2007 Bmw 335i with 60K, last week my dash shows add 1qt of oil and then i add 1 qt of 5w30 and drive about 200 mile now and then the light is on with oil simple again show less than mininum, I think something is not right. Should i add another qt? There's no sign of leaking oil and the car runs and drives fine. Please advise. Thanks
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      04-17-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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It must be going somewhere. Check the coolant.
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      04-18-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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I would get it checked out before adding more oil, some people have experienced a faulty oil level indicator which says the car needs oil when it doesn't. 200 miles is too soon and you don't want to overfill oil.
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Check underneath and make sure you're not losing oil, mainly along the oil pan gasket and filter. Try putting a newspaper down before you go to bed and see if theres anything when you wake up.
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I would get it checked out before adding more oil, some people have experienced a faulty oil level indicator which says the car needs oil when it doesn't. 200 miles is too soon and you don't want to overfill oil.
+1. Seriously. Overfilling will damage your cats and other horrific things.
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