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Old 01-07-2013, 07:57 PM
toga94m toga94m is offline
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Location: Upstate NY
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Mein Auto: 2006 530xiT
Digging up a 2-year-old thread... had the "below minimum" panic message today, no oil slick behind me (driving around town, 20mph) or in the driveway, so I doubt it suddenly dumped all my oil. I took my wife's car to get 2 quarts of replacement, put one in, restarted the car and waited for an update, got the same message.

More internet searching, and this turned up. Yes, I'm in upstate NY, it's cold, I have a short commute to work. I think I'll take the long way to work tomorrow... hopefully the engine was lower than full when I added the quart, so I'm not overfull now. I've had it for about 5000 miles (bought used) so it's probably burned up a bit of oil.

I'll probably post again tomorrow whether the message clears up, or if it blows a gasket and catches fire on the highway. Hoping for the better outcome...
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