Where Did the Oil Go ? Newbie needs Advice
Hello to the forum , post #1 !
I am a very new Mini owner (not a week yet). I bought a used 2012, low milage, dealer owned, Cooper Hardtop last weekend. It sure is fun to drive. I've been around vehicles long enough to know it wise to at least check the fluids ASAP. Coolant is OK, wiper washer is fine, but, I can not get any indication of oil level on the dipstick. The current dipstick design is not real easy to read but it should be at least wet. It's parked on a level floor. I tried it hot or cold. Nothing. It's hard to believe a reputable dealer would sell a car that low on oil so I am a bit uneasy about just poring more oil in. I've read that overfilling is a bad idea. I'd appreciate any tips or advice on the best way to proceed. As a newbie, I have lots more questions than experience.