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      01-15-2013, 03:39 AM   #28
Mike Benvo
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Originally Posted by Brian@MWP View Post
I have close friends at BMW and most techs are saying depending on how you drive 1 quart of oil every 1000 to 1200 miles is normal. I know this doesn't sound right to most but unless you have visual leaks or signs of oil burning oil ( excessive smoke from tail pipes) most dealers with tell you there is no problem.
If my car burned that much oil I'd either set it on fire or push it in the ocean.

That's 10-15 quarts before the factory scheduled oil change interval.. not normal to burn that much on this motor.. no way.

My car needs a half quart every 7K. I didn't follow the ridiculous break-in procedure. Was hitting redline like a madman at 600 miles. I didn't beat it off the start but did a number of deceleration runs down hills, varying throttle and load, etc.. The engine has always been very strong and zero issues.
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