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Old Tue, Apr-11-2017, 11:58:30 PM   #1
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Default New owner, oil level question

Hello, everyone! I recently picked up my 2008 M3 sedan and had to drive it back from Richmond, VA to Greenville, SC. At the dealership, they told me the car would burn oil, and that I should carry an extra quart around to top off as necessary. I was careful to monitor oil levels on the way home. On the gauge near my speedometer, it showed the oil level was about halfway between the max and low lines when I started the trip, and by the time I was home it was about a quarter of the way up from the low line. So, I added a quart of oil once I got back to Greenville. Then I became concerned I may have added too much oil. It shows the level right at the max line, and it says OK next to it. Would it tell me if there was too much oil? Would it show the level above the max line? As a note - I drive my car a lot and the oil level does not seem to be dropping as quickly as it did when I was driving back from Richmond, which is why I became concerned I added so much that it pushed it past the max level.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I have completely fallen in love with my car and I want to make sure I do all I can to get many years of joy with it. Thank you for your help!! Mary
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Default Re: New owner, oil level question

Congrats on the new car!

Yes the car will tell you if you overfill. In the future if your oil level drops off after a long distance drive, let it cool down and recheck once warmed up again before adding.
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Thank you for your advice, Rez! Huge relief! I am so happy I found this forum.
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