I have a 2001 BMW 330 convertible, about every two months, my oil light comes on, I add a quart of oil and its fine for another two months. I drive about 1200 miles a month. Do I have a leak somewhere or is tis not a big deal
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Though I am not familiar with the 2007 model, on the e46s, I know that the low oil light comes on when you are down only about 1/2 quart. Does your model have a dip stick?
A half quart in 3000 miles is not cause for concern. Most of them burn a bit less than that, at least during the first 200k miles, but some burn more. It depends to some extent what kind of oil you are using. It will burn more Mobile1 than it will Castrol Syntec, for example.
I have an '04 330 that uses about a half quart in 7k miles between oil changes, and an '04 325 that goes through a quart every thousand miles. I am only a little concerned about the 325. I would not be at all concerned about a half quart in 3k miles.
most vehicles might be on side of drivers door or has around the front of the radiator or under the hood a sticker that well display oil filter type how much oil what type etc.now look in your owners manual or go on line look up make model of your vehicle oil specifications it should give all the info you need very important the wright oil filter pcv valve all v-8 are 5 quarts.6cyl can be 4 to 5 quarts.if engine is not using oil running normal than do this drain old oil replace pcv valve replace oil filter pour in 4 quarts turn engine on wait about three min turn engine off wait let oil drain back down to oil pan check oil if dip stick reads normal or maybe one third low add one third and save your fifth can.incase you need to add later.every three months oil change is recommended in any vehicle every six months check transmision fluid,every six months check differential fluid especially if you own a 4 wheel drive. that is your front and rear axles.all ways remember oil filter itself well hold about one third to a quart of oil depends on the size of the oil filter.thats why your dip stick my read a little low after checking when your oil change is done.
Try to change your oil and add one quart of lucas oil that will quiet your engine and will lubricate your valves too.
5 quarts of regular oil change. Pour 4 quarts of synthetic oil 5W30 and one quart Lucas Oil.
There is no dipstick to check the oil with. The only thing you can do is to top up the oil to makixum level. There are two 17mm bolts on the gear box, accessed from under the car, the one at the bottom is for draining the oil, there is one on the side if the gearbox which is the one you need to add gearbox oil.
Thats interesting considering these BMW auto boxes have about 10 quarts of oil in them, when chainging the trans oil not all of it comes out but it should be at least 5/6 quarts. You need to get the oil level checked asap.