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Old 05-26-2006, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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325i 1000 miles and low oil?

Hi guys,

Just bought this car new about a month ago and today I get the low oil warning light. How is that possible? Could it be leaking?

It is a 325i with about 1000 miles on it.

I've seen they sell this oil quart holder from BMW and it has me wondering why would people carry and extra quart of oil around???

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Hi Frankie !
I own 1999 model , 7500 miles oil changes and never have added even a drop of oil betwen . Met in the past at the dealership a few owners of E 90 cars , and they had complained about the problem you have , they simply have to add oil every 1000-2000 miles with no reason(no leak)- new cars !
They were told by BMW service dept. it is normal on E90 models-Is it ?!
Kill me , I got no idea, but this is weird...
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Wow...posted this same question at another car related website and got over 30 replies. No trying to bash this forum, but one would expect to get a little more help in a BMW oriented forum.

Is there a way to maybe get a better exposure on this forum to questions like this one?

Thanks for your reply zibby!

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its a small forum. if youd like to try a bigger bmw forum go to www.bimmerforums.com
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its a small forum. if youd like to try a bigger bmw forum go to www.bimmerforums.com
Yeah, that one is also cool...
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Wow...posted this same question at another car related website and got over 30 replies. No trying to bash this forum, but one would expect to get a little more help in a BMW oriented forum.

Is there a way to maybe get a better exposure on this forum to questions like this one?

Thanks for your reply zibby!

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There is some theory , that oil consumption on these cars is due to magnesium engine blocks-sounds silly ,but you never know...
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maybe its not low on oil. Maybe the oil sender went out.
idk about it goigout at 1000k miles..but our E46 330'S Just went out.

theres an idea.
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thanks for the replies...will try the other forum and see how that goes.

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I carry an extra quart with me, it's good practice to check your car over and add fluids as needed before extensive drives....manually check your oil level to determine if you need oil or if the sensor has gone to crap as suggested above
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