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Old 06-30-2014, 05:59 AM
FinallySeven FinallySeven is offline
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Topping off 750i V8

Can anyone tell me how much oil to add to my 750i if one of the green segments is blank. We just drove back from Florida and checking the electronic gage showed that to the top square is blank. Maybe a few ounces? Can't be a big deal as according to the book, if all segments are blank you need to add a quart. Aimsoil or Castrol the best????
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:28 AM
almudmer_2008 almudmer_2008 is offline
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I have the same exact question but I think when a segment is missing it doesn't mean that it needs oil, it just means that the oil live is dyeing I believe! I suggest u cheak the dip stick! And I went called BMW they recommend me to use Castro synthetic 5w-30


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Old 06-30-2014, 11:45 AM
canuckdon canuckdon is offline
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It's your oil level. when you get to the bottom you can add a litre. It carries 9 litres so no need to keep it right at the top.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:29 PM
almudmer_2008 almudmer_2008 is offline
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Hi Canukdon I'm missing two segments so does that mean I have to add oil? I thought those segments referred to the oil life! Thanks so much


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Old 07-01-2014, 08:34 AM
canuckdon canuckdon is offline
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I'm pretty sure that's just oil level it's showing. The service page in idrive will tell you when you need to change the oil (which is based mostly on miles, but also on driving style I think) If you are using oil, the green bars will disappear as you go through oil, and when you get to the last bar it will turn yellow and prompt you to add one litre. I find that easier than trying to keep it topped off as it's a bit of a pain to pour oil in in small amounts and then check with dip stick till you get it just right.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:56 AM
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It is the oil level, not life and it will alert you if it gets to the minimum oil level (bottom segment) at which point you would need a quart.


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