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m3 driven
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 02:32:19 AM
The engine oil indicater (orange) came on for about 2 weeks now. Called the dealer and wanted to bring it in. I figured that they must not have filled it up completely. The dealer said that I have to buy my own oil. I told them that its their fault for not putting in all the oil that the engine needed. Anyway...Where is the cheapest place to get motor oil for the M3.

Alan

Sirius
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 02:34:25 AM
Get a quart from the dealer... its like what, 10 bucks?

Mike00
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 04:03:31 AM
Your dealer sounds like a piece of sh!t to me... it is only $10-$12 for a quart ($18 if you live in NYC :banghead: ) - just a matter of principal nonetheless.

Tell him you will forget about writing a letter to BMWNA about what a piker he is if he agrees to give you two quarts on the cuff. I would think that he would rather not have that blemish on his dealership. Good luck. :thumbsup:

Rated///M
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 05:24:16 AM
The engine oil indicater (orange) came on for about 2 weeks now. Called the dealer and wanted to bring it in. I figured that they must not have filled it up completely. The dealer said that I have to buy my own oil. I told them that its their fault for not putting in all the oil that the engine needed. Anyway...Where is the cheapest place to get motor oil for the M3.

Alan

Haha, asking a dealer to fill your M3 up with motoroil is like asking them to give you gas. This car drinks motor oil.

Beowoulf
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 08:25:35 AM
To be honest they should provide you with the oil becasue they specify only one kind but you are going to let your engine run low on oil arguing over $10. **** it up and buy your own.

Orange light for 2 weeks. :chair: :banghead:

m3 driven
Sat, Jan-29-2005, 03:19:24 PM
Yeah.
I think the connecting rod bearing recall only specify 5.5 quarts to be put in instead of 6. That's dumb of BMW NA IMO.
ALAN

jcw
Sat, Jan-29-2005, 03:28:31 PM
The 325s, 328s, 330s require 7 qts. The M3 with a bigger engine requires less. Who knows why?? Porsche 911 takes 9 qts. Seems like more is better.

Beowoulf
Sat, Jan-29-2005, 07:02:40 PM
6 Liters will result in an overfill.

Rated///M
Sat, Jan-29-2005, 08:15:35 PM
6 Liters will result in an overfill.


That's what BMW put into my car.

Rev8k
Sat, Jan-29-2005, 08:33:00 PM
ALWAYS keep an extra quart of oil in your trunk...

Thrill
Sat, Jan-29-2005, 08:34:28 PM
Don't go two weeks with your oil light on. Put oil in it right away.

smg kid
Sun, Jan-30-2005, 02:22:17 AM
I agree. never starve that motor of oil. do it now!

M3Pipes
Sun, Jan-30-2005, 01:54:03 PM
You can buy your own oil through www.bavauto.com for only $8.95/quart. Then you must pay shipping so it might balance out if you purchased it directly from the dealer. Six quarts of oil cost me 112 Euros ($125) at the dealership. The second time I ordered it online and saved by paying $82 to cover both shipping and an oil filter. Oil changes are not covered under warranty in Europe.