T3 Oil level

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NO_XC40_YET
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T3 Oil level

Post by NO_XC40_YET » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:11 pm

Anyone had to add oil to a T3, ours in showing add 1 litre and on minimum level after 7000 miles. Its never been driven hard.
Does this seem right?


Dermottdog
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Re: T3 Oil level

Post by Dermottdog » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:42 pm

Perhaps it’s still bedding in. Our Mini JCW and the Cooper S before that ‘drank oil’. According to BMW Mini, adding up to 1 litre of oil every 1000 miles was acceptable. It was Castrol Edge fully synthetic too, so not cheap.
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Re: T3 Oil level

Post by K1t » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:44 pm

NO_XC40_YET wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Anyone had to add oil to a T3, ours in showing add 1 litre and on minimum level after 7000 miles. Its never been driven hard.
Does this seem right?
My T3 has just completed 900mls and is showing a 'marked' drop in oil level as per the 'car status' report :o Its not flashing up any warnings yet, but it must now be close to a 'top-up' warning! I nipped in to see my parts person at the volvo dealer and purchased, an emergency, 1ltr. bottle of Volvo`s own VCC-RBSO-2AE SAE0W-20 synthecic oil as a 'just-in-case' and at a reasonable price of £8.64. Interestingly I found out that although Volvo seems to spec. Castrol Edge Pro 'V' 0W-20, this particular Volvo dealer, if you want to buy 'top-up' oil sizes, can only sell you Volvo`s own oil (as above) but when I asked what oil do they use as 'bulk' in the workshop for servicing, its.......Shell Helix! :roll: .........so you pays your money etc, etc.
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