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      09-10-2019, 09:52 PM   #1
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M340i Low engine oil warning at 3000 miles

Is it normal?
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      09-11-2019, 03:21 AM   #2
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Is it normal?
This seems completely normal as I've encountered this 2 times already within the last 3,750 miles.

The first time came on at around 1,500 miles.
The second time was at about 3,500 miles.

I just bought a case of 12 quarts of oil from ECS because I know I'll be needing a quart every 2 months or so..
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      09-11-2019, 05:05 AM   #3
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This is most likely not a normal symptom. Take it to the dealer as soon as possible.
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      09-11-2019, 08:01 AM   #4
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I don't think this is normal, car should not need oil every 2-3k

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      09-11-2019, 11:11 AM   #5
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I had the same thing at 3500 miles
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      09-11-2019, 05:11 PM   #6
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I needed it at 4k
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      09-11-2019, 07:07 PM   #7
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Not good, you'll never hear of this on a Lexus ever. I hope i don't have these issues on my car in the future. If car was over 150k miles I could understand needing oil prematurely but this is unacceptable for a new car.
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      09-11-2019, 07:34 PM   #8
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Any more the 1 quart per 10k not normal, check it out for sure
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      09-11-2019, 07:37 PM   #9
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This was a known issue with my 2013 650i. My dealer just always gave me free oil and I kept it in my trunk to use when needed. They told me that those turbos were known to burn through oil. Maybe it's the same with this engine. Thanks for mentioning this, it's nice to know what to expect.
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      09-11-2019, 09:37 PM   #10
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Mine came on at 2500~ miles, dealer changed the oil and what not for free.
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      09-11-2019, 11:46 PM   #11
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I had the same thing at 3500 miles
Iíve got over 5K miles and never received that warning. I changed oil at 1K as suggested by my service manager. Had my car for 2 1/2 months.
On another note, took car in for what I thought was a software issue.
Received a call 30 minuets later asking if Iíve had problem starting car. I responded no, my service Mgr said my key wonít start car.
Theyíve had car a week and found out the BDU unit had to be replaced. Had to fly in from east coast.
Maybe tomorrow if they can get the programming to load properly.
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