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      02-03-2019, 02:01 PM   #1
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I8 shows ‘engine level below minimum’

I was driving back to New York from connecticut for a friends wedding and a light went on that ‘engine oil is below minimum’

The bmw service centers are closed Sundays and I would need a loaner regardless. I cant take it to a regular mechanic as they likely would not even know where to put oil into an i8

How dangerous is it to continue to drive? I feel very idle not driving anywhere.

How long can one drive with engine oil below minimum and what are the dangers?
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      02-03-2019, 06:56 PM   #2
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I was driving back to New York from connecticut for a friends wedding and a light went on that ‘engine oil is below minimum’

The bmw service centers are closed Sundays and I would need a loaner regardless. I cant take it to a regular mechanic as they likely would not even know where to put oil into an i8

How dangerous is it to continue to drive? I feel very idle not driving anywhere.

How long can one drive with engine oil below minimum and what are the dangers?
Hey! No worries. It's easy to add oil to the cars engine. Just take the protective cover off the engine in the back and a few other screws.

Very user friendly and the oil cap is right on top. Your owners manual is your friend.
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      02-04-2019, 09:25 AM   #3
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Hey! No worries. It's easy to add oil to the cars engine. Just take the protective cover off the engine in the back and a few other screws.

Very user friendly and the oil cap is right on top. Your owners manual is your friend.
Thanks! What kind of oil does the i8 need?
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      02-04-2019, 10:34 AM   #4
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FROM THE MANUAL:

Viscosity grades for engine oils
When selecting an engine oil, ensure that
the engine oil belongs to one of the viscosity
grades SAE 0W-40, SAE 0W-30, SAE 5W-40,
and SAE 5W-30 or malfunctions or engine
damage may occur.◀

The engine oil quality is critical for the life of
the engine.
Suitable engine oil types
You can add engine oils that meet the following
oil rating standards:

Gasoline engine
BMW Longlife-01.
BMW Longlife-01 FE.

Further information regarding the oil specifications
and viscosities of engine oils can be inquired
with the service center.
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      02-05-2019, 05:10 PM   #5
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Thanks alot!
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