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I got my Z4 35is back in May, and the warning light ( the ! sign) started come on since last week. I suspected it to be due to low engine oil level (which later I could confirm), but I decided to take it to a nearby BMW dealership.

I had put on Dual-Cone intake for my car, but I decided to put back the stock intake before taking the car in since I've heard stories about many BMW dealers blaming mechanical issues on any aftermarket mod.

The wait was a little longer than I thought it'd be(30 minutes with appointment), but the service was not too bad. As I suspected, only service needed was the engine oil to be topped off. They charged me $7 and change to my surprise, however. I thought any maintenance was covered. (They said topping off the engine oil was not maintenance.) I guess I could've just added oil myself had I known it wasn't free. Would have saved the time and energy spent swapping the air intake.

Anyways, I thought I'd share my experience with anyone who had similar concern as me.
 

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Sounds like they charged you for the cost of a quart of oil, no labor charge. So it would have cost you the same if you DIY'd.
 

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Stuuf like this depends on the dealership and your relationship with them ( if any ). I'm tight with the service people at my local dealership and they wouldn't charge me. The 1st thing I did was told the SA that I knew that top CSI scores were important to him and that I would always give the highest scores and if there were any problems we would work them out together. That's a key thing to do. The other thing I do is toss him a $20 about this time of year. It comes back in spades.
 

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I always keep several quarts of Mobil one European spec engine oil on hand. All of my bmw's go through oil ..... About a quart every 6000-7000 miles.... Just a FYI
 
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