Did you know......
That IF you drive your equinox when you have low engine oil
The result is you will need a new timing chain...
... or worse, a new engine.
Sadly, All GDI engines, the engines in these equinox's....
The GDI engines in Honda, Ford, Toyota, BMW...
will all eventually burn oil.
For that reason ^^^ you should check your oil levels at least every 1000 miles
And then more often as soon as oil consumption is detected.
most folks are spoiled by port injected gasoline engines, where we never had to check engine oil levels,
so folks do not know that every other fill up, one needs to check oil levels in these gasoline direct injection (gdi) engines.
Since the cause of oil consumption in GDI engines is carbon build up on intake valves, BMW requires the extra maintenance of "walnut blasting" of the intake valves,
that is, the periodic cleaning of intake valves to remove the carbon build up.....
Simply speaking, all you have to do,
is check your engine oil level, using the engine oil dip stick
never drive with low oil,
and your timing chains will not be an issue....