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      09-15-2011, 10:07 AM   #45
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My car drank a litre during the first few thousand miles, now with 25k miles it hardly drinks any.
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      09-15-2011, 01:34 PM   #46
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Crappy oil sensor means that it takes up to 100 miles for the display on the dash to speak the truth. Only way to stay safe is to periodically monitor so that you know your rate of oild consumption. I added .4L when I was down 1/2 and it took 80 miles and 10-15 on-demand display refreshes to show the change.
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      09-15-2011, 10:29 PM   #47
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i had to put half a pint in my car after 3000km's, i probably have the worst oil consumption here lol

car's an 08 with 85,000kms
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      09-16-2011, 02:57 PM   #48
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1 quart every 2k miles for me...

and I gotta pay for that quart
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      09-16-2011, 03:05 PM   #49
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I guess it varies from car to car.
This. I have an 08 and have only needed to top off a couple times never a full quart, and I have tracked several times.
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      09-16-2011, 03:24 PM   #50
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After getting it changed at the dealer last week, it was just under the max line. The next morning I noticed the level had dropped noticably, but still much above the midway mark. It seems to have stayed steady at that level ever since. Is this normal??
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      09-16-2011, 03:25 PM   #51
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just for reference, my 08 burns about 1 full bottle in 8k miles. No track days.
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      09-17-2011, 11:42 AM   #52
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i guess my dealer does not do this... I called BMW NA and they said its dealer discretion... WTF...
I guess the they charge for just about everything on Mars! The Soyuz Russian rockets cost an arm and a leg to ship oil up there.

Seriously though, I am exp a liter every 5K miles . And it seems the frequency increases as the mileage gets higher. When new I only needed one qt per 15K miles.
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      09-17-2011, 03:06 PM   #53
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My car has 5k. I have had 2 oil changes already and I have not burned a drop of oil.
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      09-18-2011, 12:56 AM   #54
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cant believe that the dealer top it for you... shit i have to pay everytime.
I get free oil and top offs from the dealer. You should bitch at them...
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