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-=Hot|Ice=- 01-18-2013 07:55 PM

1200 mile break in done but
 
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He only filled it what seems like only a quart of oilAttachment 358299


Back tomorrow to get it fixed. :/

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-18-2013 07:56 PM

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1zamboni 01-18-2013 10:18 PM

Did you take the car to dealer for 1200 miles service?

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-18-2013 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by 1zamboni (Post 7323574)
Did you take the car to dealer for 1200 miles service?

Yes.

nhman 01-19-2013 06:15 AM

OP, slightly off-topic but now after 3 months / 1200 miles of ownership, how do you like the M3? I know the real fun begins after break-in but I suspect that you have some thoughts and/or regrets.

I read an earlier post where you almost purchased the C63. I'm not going to start a one vs. the other but in general I like the C63. Pros and cons to both and by extension the RS5. However, for a new vehicle, the value proposition is in favor of the M3. Your deal, at $8k under invoice, wow, speechless.

What color interior did you get? If leather, extended or standard?

On-topic, looks like 1 quart below capacity.

FlyingLow78 01-19-2013 08:16 AM

The first photo posted indicates he's 1/2 quart low. The second indicates also half a quart low. As long as you don't get a warning telling you to add oil, there's no problem. Your car is currently within the acceptable operating range. Since it's still a very fresh motor, though, it's probably going to use some more oil between changes (as mine did). I had to add some at about 3000 miles.

Since our cars don't have a manual dipstick, it can be a real pain to get the oil level spot-on. Don't be too upset with the service department, especially if they don't give you any grief about topping it off.

Other than that, did it feel like your car "came alive" after the service? Mine did...she wanted to RUN.

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-19-2013 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by nhman (Post 7323830)
OP, slightly off-topic but now after 3 months / 1200 miles of ownership, how do you like the M3? I know the real fun begins after break-in but I suspect that you have some thoughts and/or regrets.

I read an earlier post where you almost purchased the C63. I'm not going to start a one vs. the other but in general I like the C63. Pros and cons to both and by extension the RS5. However, for a new vehicle, the value proposition is in favor of the M3. Your deal, at $8k under invoice, wow, speechless.

What color interior did you get? If leather, extended or standard?

On-topic, looks like 1 quart below capacity.

The only regret I have is for not getting an M3 sooner. I was very close to getting a C63, I had actually put in my order for it and I would of had it in May. Honestly though, as much as I love the C63 and that monster 6.2L engine, the M3 is just so much more rewarding. The harder you drive it, the better and better it gets. Nothing feels as tight, or as balanced as the M3. The RS5(Audi is across the street from BMW) was nice but the reward wasn't as great. I love the way that car looks though. I have been an avid fan of what the M3 was about for years. High revving naturally aspirated engine, and balance. Nobody else has been able to find out as of today how BMW balances the M3 so well. There's a reason the S65 has won engine of the year every single year since it's inception in the M3 coupe.


I have Le Mans Blue Metallic, on Black Extended Leather.

MMME30W 01-20-2013 04:26 AM

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Originally Posted by FlyingLow78 (Post 7324000)
The first photo posted indicates he's 1/2 quart low. The second indicates a full quart low.

You know, they kind of look the same (1/2 low) to me?

At least on mine, the two images (idrive or cluster) are always consistent. I could well be wrong, so would be curious what your experience is.

FlyingLow78 01-20-2013 08:59 AM

Mine are consistent as well, as long as I'm viewing them both at the same time. It's possible the OP took his photos a few minutes (or more) apart, so more (or less) oil could have remained in the crankcase. Either way, it's not full.

When my car spit out the "add oil" warning several thousand miles ago, I dumped in a full quart and it measured right at the top mark on both displays.

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-20-2013 12:07 PM

Just added 1/2 quart. Going to drive it and see what it reads.

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-20-2013 02:15 PM

After 1/2 quart, it still shows it's low.

FlyingLow78 01-20-2013 03:04 PM

Has the level moved at all? If not, add a little more.

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-20-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by FlyingLow78 (Post 7326151)
Has the level moved at all? If not, add a little more.

Hasn't budged. I'll do another reading tomorrow and see if that changes. If not, time to add another 1/4 of a quart.

nhman 01-22-2013 02:53 AM

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Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- (Post 7326664)
Hasn't budged. I'll do another reading tomorrow and see if that changes. If not, time to add another 1/4 of a quart.

I would be hesitant to add more oil especially if the level hasn't changed from prior adds. Have the dealer do it. What if the issue is tied to a bad oil level sensor? By adding oil there's a risk of an overflow. Avoid any potential warranty issues and take it back to the dealer.

yinlee 01-22-2013 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by nhman (Post 7329125)
I would be hesitant to add more oil especially if the level hasn't changed from prior adds. Have the dealer do it. What if the issue is tied to a bad oil level sensor? By adding oil there's a risk of an overflow. Avoid any potential warranty issues and take it back to the dealer.

I would second this. I had a bad oil sensor and dealer replaced it and reading is fine now.

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-22-2013 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by nhman (Post 7329125)
I would be hesitant to add more oil especially if the level hasn't changed from prior adds. Have the dealer do it. What if the issue is tied to a bad oil level sensor? By adding oil there's a risk of an overflow. Avoid any potential warranty issues and take it back to the dealer.

Didn't think of that. :thumbup: I'll get them to do it. :) Thanks!

nhman 01-23-2013 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- (Post 7331202)
Didn't think of that. :thumbup: I'll get them to do it. :) Thanks!

No problem. Where should I send the invoice for the consulting fee.....JK.

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-23-2013 11:18 PM

Got it fixed. :) Reads perfect now. :)

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-23-2013 11:20 PM

NH, I'll be writing a full review of my M3 vs the C63 vs the RS5. I have driven all of them and have a feel for how the cars handle and drive. Look for that on Sunday.

nhman 01-24-2013 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- (Post 7334114)
Got it fixed. :) Reads perfect now. :)

What was the issue?

nhman 01-24-2013 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- (Post 7334116)
NH, I'll be writing a full review of my M3 vs the C63 vs the RS5. I have driven all of them and have a feel for how the cars handle and drive. Look for that on Sunday.

I will look forward to reading your review.

-=Hot|Ice=- 01-24-2013 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by nhman (Post 7334217)
What was the issue?

Oil sensor was replaced.(It was on it's way out. Kept giving me a bad read) and they topped it off with 1/4 of a quart for good measure. Now it's exactly where it needs to be, right below the max line.

1zamboni 01-24-2013 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- (Post 7334396)
Oil sensor was replaced.(It was on it's way out. Kept giving me a bad read) and they topped it off with 1/4 of a quart for good measure. Now it's exactly where it needs to be, right below the max line.

So soon on the oil sensor?

mini4m3 01-24-2013 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- (Post 7334116)
NH, I'll be writing a full review of my M3 vs the C63 vs the RS5. I have driven all of them and have a feel for how the cars handle and drive. Look for that on Sunday.

Very interested in that.

1zamboni 02-04-2013 10:15 PM

Dropped mine off today for the 1200 miles service can you tell the difference after first service?


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