Originally Posted by elh0102
I believe it was after the initial 1200 mile service, not 12,000. He said it was half way in the normal/add zone immediately after the service, and down to one-quarter after only 500 miles. So yes, the tech did not fill it, but that pace of consumption is greater than average, although not necessarily an indication of a problem that requires any attention. Having owned three M3's, my experience has not shown any problem with oil consumption. Even several track weekends have not generally resulted in the need to add oil. Maybe my experience is not the norm, but there you go.
Ops, misspelled, meant to write 1200. Must have missed that 500-miles incident. Just read it though, yeah you're right, shouldn't burn that much in just 500 miles. I'd have them take a look at it, though burning oil have alwaysed seem pretty common for M3s. Maybe you keep getting good batches of them?