oil change on my mini?

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Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 21:44
oil change with synthetic is every year or 10000 miles , whoever changed the oil didn't reset the service indicator , you can do it yourself the instructions are in the owner's handbook or on the internet, nothing to do with not starting unless the LEVEL is low
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 23:06
Your starting issues very likely has nothing to do with you engine oil level Yes, it need to be checked immediately. However, you simply have an ignition problem. Starter, celluloid, freaking freezing temperatures, etc., are at fault.
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 21:53
You should check your oil every couple of weeks or every couple thousand miles. Reason is that even modern engines can use some. And if it uses a quart in 2000 miles, which Cooper will tell you is completely normal, you will be down two quarts in 4000. See why you must check it?
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Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 00:27
your oil ought to last for 10.000miles before changing ( complete with filter as a must) we need to check oil level at least once a month. if we use too much? we run risk of running out of oil and engine seizing. time yellow low oil pressure light comes on is in nearly all cases too late.. have brother show you how to check oil level as its a simple task taking but 2 minutes. starting issues are not caused by low oil level. slow cranking ? =low battery voltage. cold temps etc noises... various reasons. here an mechanic can best judge for you.
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 00:58
Cellunoid? Its spelled solenoid...however, it most likely has nothing to do with the oil but more to do with the battery or charging system. Also, please do NOT listen to the people saying synthetic oil is good to 10,000 miles. Oil is oil. The main thing it does it lubricate, cool, and CLEAN! Whether synthetic of conventional oil it needs to be changed at the very most 4,000 miles. It might not break down like conventional oil but it still becomes dirty and loaded with microscopic pieces of metal and carbon. If you want your car to last use conventional oil and change it and the filter every 4000 miles.
Answer #6 | 23/12 2013 01:23
10,000 miles and every year on synthetic?? Wow, not sure where you guys are getting that information. Try half that.
Answer #7 | 23/12 2013 01:18
Just to add to the 10,000 mile oil change....this 10,000 mile OCI that is mentioned every time would probably be considered acceptable if you are doing all highway driving at speed limits but if you are mainly driving in the city or drive your car real hard then that mileage will drop to 4-5000 OCI and no more than 6 months. You can also read your owners manual for the OCI mileage.

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