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#1 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 09:27 PM
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2001 530i Oil

I just went to the gas station to add a few quarts of oil. The attendant put about 2 1/2 quarts of 10w 30, is this oil ok for my car?
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I don't see how that could harm your engine.
Did you add the same kind of oil, was it synthetic though?

And wow...how did you get that low, 2 1/2 quarts?

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It is alot, i just got a change at about 117000, i'm at 119880, should i suspect something? also how would i know if its synthetic?
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You should be using synthetic in your car in the first place,
You can confirm that from the invoice from your last oil change.

I dunno...a 530i shouldn't burn so much oil. My 540i never used to burn any at all. A little is acceptable, but 2 1/2 quarts over less than 3k miles is a lot.

Do you see any signs of oil leaks? Smoke in your exhaust?
Is your temp gauge showing hot? Do you see any oil in your coolant tank?

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is it a problem if i use synthetic and regular oil was added?
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is it a problem if i use synthetic and regular oil was added?
I don't know if that is bad or not, but sure is not recommended.
I wouldn't think it will do much harm...if any.

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Why would you let someone else put the gas in your car? Why would you let your level go down so low and then ask advice here?
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synthetic and regular is not supposed to be mixed
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