Originally Posted by Mike Benvo
Same here. It would religiously give me the warning about 500 miles before my 7,500mi oil changes. So I would add a quart for 500 miles and then change the oil.
And this includes HARD driving with track events. 8700+ RPM too. Some cars burn more than others, I suppose it has to do partially with break-in.
I did not follow the factory procedure. I followed my own procedure which has worked well on every BMW I've owned because I add less oil than everyone else!
Even my built motor was broken in hard so the rings can sit in there tight
I intentionally put 10k miles on the new motor using 10W60 and i burnt 1/2 a quart with serious hard driving and revving up to 8800rpm