Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - Oil question
Thread: Oil question
View Single Post
Old 10-10-2012, 03:53 PM
Fast Bob's Avatar
Fast Bob Fast Bob is offline
Keeping it surreal
Location: Here, there, everywhere....
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 39,914
Mein Auto: 2004 330Ci ZHP 3 pedals
Originally Posted by wendya View Post
Ok, so the yellow or orange oil light came on while driving today. I think my car may be burning oil. It's about 2/3rds way to time for next oil change.. If my oil level is low, what brand of synthetic can I use to top it off until I can get to the opposite side of town to the stealership?
I guess the pertinent question here is "What do you consider a "normal" interval for an oil change ?"

Mobil 1 0W-40 would be a good choice for topping off.

Most experienced members around here seem to agree that 7500 miles is a good target for oil & filter change.

Many BMWs seem to consume a bit more oil than average....a quart or two between changes is not uncommon. BMWNA will try to tell you that "a quart every 750 miles is within acceptable tolerances", but we all know what a crock THAT is....
The road goes ever onward....
(R.I.P. Jever)

*Please support the Disabled American Veterans*

When faced with choosing between two evils, always go with the one you`ve never tried before....
Reply With Quote