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      06-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by mike3000fl View Post
Is this the +1 add a quart warning? Or is it some kind of light asking for an oil change or low oil pressure.

If it is just the +1 add a quart light, then the dealer could just top it up for free depending on if you are maintenance covered. It may not necessarily need an oil change though, it is normal to burn oil between changes. How many miles does it say you have remaining before your next oil change?

If you add oil yourself, use the dealer bmw brand oil. You could also use synthetic mobile one or castrol syntec (both must be LL-01 rated on the back and make sure they are the tough to find european formula).
No lights only says that it's at minimum and that I should add 1 quart. I have 11,000 miles remaining till an oil change, I usually change my oil every 4000-5000 miles though. But you think I'll be good till Thursday that's when my oil change is, ive decided not to drive it no more than like 10 miles a day between now and thursday