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Oil light comes on once every two months

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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  • hussam81 Feb 18, 2009

    Info was helpful, I am using the BMW Ultra High Perormance Synthetioc from the dealer at the 5w-30 grade. So far I have only had the oil changed per the cars computer which is about every 15K, should I change it more frequenlty? Will that help?

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Hi, it doesn't sound like you have a problem as BMW's can use up to 1 litre of oil per 1000 kilometers, are you using the correct grade of oil?
it should be 5 W 30 fully synthetic

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    mark brown Feb 19, 2009

    Hi, changing the oil more frequently would not make any difference to oil consumption. ensure that you have your oil level is on maximum and then cover 1000km and recheck, if the level is between minimum and maximum this would be normal. regards mark.

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