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Old 04-29-2005, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Guys,

I am new in this forum, just purchased a 1991 525I, very clean, and I have a question: Just parked it and got the "low oil" warning signal on my dashboard.
I haven't changed the oil yet, I am at my 4th green bar, I guess I should be servicing it soon....in the meantime, how much should I be adding?
And what does it mean? Am I loosing oil? becaue i don't see any leakage on the floor in my garage....could it be that it is burning oil? I don;t smell any either and when the car is running, i don;t smell any bunred oil from the rear exhaust.

Your help is appreciated...this forum rocks !

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Cars use up oil... depending on when yours was last changed and the condition of the engine it could be burning a lot. I suggest you simply change the oil every 3000 miles and not wait for the lights...

The engine takes about 5 quarts (not sure on the exact), but add one at a time and check after each so that you don't overfill. Difference between minimum and maximum on the dipstick is 1 quart.
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Thks man, I will schedule an oil change soon, meanwhile will add some syntec in the engine as the previous pwner told me he used syntec..

will keep you updated...cheers

btw, since the car did not come with a user manual....you know where I can get one fo free or as copy of one?

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