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PostSubject: Need the following:   3rd February 2013, 20:46

R56 oil
R56 antifreeze ideally pre mixed
R56 screen wash


Delivered to my door. Anyone know who to use?

Plus why would my car have used a litre of oil near on since December? Seems alot!
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   3rd February 2013, 20:53

A litre per 1000 miles is 'normal' according to BMW Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   3rd February 2013, 20:55

Coolant - dealership I've been told

Oil - depends what's in there

Screw wash - pink - premium ready mixed from halfords for me
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   3rd February 2013, 21:10

Thanks mini peeps will call the stealers tomorrow as looks like an order from them is only way. Hope they deliver or its a long drive. Dont think mines done 1k though which is odd!
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   3rd February 2013, 21:25

PhilK wrote:
A litre per 1000 miles is 'normal' according to BMW Sad

I was told 1lt per 800 miles is within tolerance!!

Which Mercedes & Audi owners that I know have also been told!

Personally I think it totally unacceptable ..........

Is the first time you've had to top up Vikki? have you checked regular?

You can get the oil from any Halford and some supermarkets, the recommended is Castrol Edge 0W-30 although 5W-30, if you want it delivered then Amazon also sell it ....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_5_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=castrol+edge+0w30&sprefix=Castrol%2Caps%2C186

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_183645_langId_-1_categoryId_165581

Screen wash Halfords, Tesco etc

Antifreeze also as above....

I can't see a dealer delivering to you!

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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   3rd February 2013, 21:26

As a note, check which is recommended and then check the labels ......

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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   4th February 2013, 11:34

I phoned Hailsham parts department this morning (Monday 4th February) at 8:30 to order some engine oil, coolant, screen wash and a paint touch up pen for my 2008 R56 Cooper S. After contacting Cooper Sevonoaks and them 'not being able to post out the items as they are hazards' 11:20 I received a call at my front door with my items delivered! Wow me and my family are so impressed, this service is second to none! That is amazing! I am so impressed with this service! In todays world where most companies service is going down hill Chandlers Hailsham are certainly up there with the best! Thanks so much guys! Top job! Please pass this on to the parts dept! x
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   4th February 2013, 18:42

oil, Castrol, bmw parts dep went to sell me a bottle but i thought ill look in halfords, found the same 1 in there that they tried to sell me but alot cheaper than bmw/mini dealer, also pink screenwash from halfords smells good
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   4th February 2013, 23:17

4 litres in 40 metres is my record!

Well, the rear cylinder head on the V-Twin engine did manage to pop off... Embarassed

I dropped Dinky round to Coopers, and they topped up the oil for me last week for a small fee. She seems to get through a litre every 2 months.
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   13th February 2013, 22:57

Don't know if you have purchased your oil yet have a look at this site they get recommended on BMW forums and VW, Honda etc.

http://www.lubetechshop.co.uk/index.php
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   13th February 2013, 23:19

Something wrong with mine then as I haven't used any oil yet.........8 months old and 4000 miles........ Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   13th February 2013, 23:41

You'll find it suddenly uses some for no apparent reason! No idea when, but it will at some point!
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PostSubject: Re: Need the following:   14th February 2013, 08:00

I'd better keep my eye on it then just in case...... Very Happy
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