I have mixed views about this. We know that the sump has a low capacity. When the oil level reaches halfway on the stick, the capacity must obviously be even lower. With the timing chain issues seen in the past, how would MINI themselves see this situation? There have been many reports/posts stating that oil light flashes on when cornering with low oil. I'm just wandering if any good will would be shown in such conditions.
Oil capacity on the minis are from 5 lts on gen 1 to 4.5 on the gen 2 (petrol) so not bad qty, normally from min to max on the dip stick is 1 lts ish.
some other makes of cars are 3.5 lts not much
The mini's do not have a low level light. the light is there for low/ no oil pressure
This comes on you are going to have problem.
If you go to mini say you engine is knocking they check it, and you have no oil. They will not help you well that not true, they will help you out of your hard earned money to the expense of a new engine plus fitting.
It takes a couple of min to check the oil it's very basic and costs you nothing unless you have to add oil.
As long as you between min and max your ok out side of those you may have problems everyone has there own ideas but that's the basics.
There are a few reasons why people don't spend 5 min at the week end to check the oil, water and tires at the weekend
1 to dam lazy drive it till the wheels fall off and wounder why and 2 they don't know how.
I am not pointing figures that's the black and white of it