Originally Posted by shivaswrath
Will the dealer top it off if its below max for free?
I'm going in on Wed and wanted to get group consensus...I won't make it to 17,000 miles (next recommended service) without some oil rate I'm going...
Typically dealer will ask you to wait until it drops to minimum line. They want to be paid by BMW for the tech time to check, fill, etc. and the only way is if it meets BMW's requirements for reimbursement. Dealer can always fudge it, but that will depend on your dealers willingness to work with you.
I recommend you spend the $10 and buy a quart of BMW approved synthetic oil.