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      10-28-2011, 07:13 PM   #23
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They will not buy you a new car for this! You will not get anything except get hte car repaired and engine cleaned up. Guarentee you have no bargaining power here.
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      10-29-2011, 04:30 PM   #24
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Thanks for help and support will keep you posted.

Driven car today for around 25 miles and its used about 1/4 litre of oil!,put cardboard underneath tonight will see in morning.

It could still be run in useage.

Will keep you posted
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      10-30-2011, 03:55 AM   #25
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Thanks for help and support will keep you posted.

Driven car today for around 25 miles and its used about 1/4 litre of oil!,put cardboard underneath tonight will see in morning.

It could still be run in useage.

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.25L in 25 miles? That's not break-in usage, that's a leak.

On the other hand, that electronic oil level gauge is flaky. After I changed oil, mine was all over the map for 3 days of driving. Give it a few days, and unless you get a low oil warning, your problem is likely fixed.
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      10-30-2011, 09:55 AM   #26
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Or it was slightly under filled.. A lemon typically requires 3 visits, and it's obvious that you don't live in California, where it is 2. The oil filter housing is a simple repair, the rear main seal requires trans removal. Cleaning the engine doesn't hurt anything, all exterior electrical connections have water seals in them. I would keep your car if I were you. Just my opinion..
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      10-30-2011, 05:08 PM   #27
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Oil Leak 2 Week Old M3

Thanks once again,it's good to have your advice, I left cardboard underneath last night and no signs of oil.

The useage could be something else, as your posts.

I agree BMW's offer is lame, I will write to them soon once the current oil situation is clear.

Will keep you posted.


THANKS VERY MUCH THIS IS GOOD ADVICE
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      10-30-2011, 05:24 PM   #28
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I would insist on a 100K(miles) warrenty and the offer to discount next car and perhaps 2-3 yr free service on vehicle. Fair and cheaper for BMW.

Good luck! This issue aside, M3 is a great car and the S65 a marvel of an engine.

Keep us posted.
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      11-01-2011, 07:24 AM   #29
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Stories like this are unfortunate. It would be great if BMW swopped your M3 for a new one, but I don't think it will be so easy. Usually, you need to go through great pains, visiting the dealer many times for the same problem over a limited time frame. Maybe the rules are different in the UK, but I don't think the lemon law applies if they were able to stop the leak. If your still loosing oil, but no signs of leaks then it obviously burning. BMW will probably tell you to wait until the motor is broken in. Then, see what rate oil is still burning. It is common for S65 to burn some oil. Although, I don't know what the specs are before it's considered too much oil. Good luck.
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      11-01-2011, 08:45 AM   #30
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I'd be interested to know which seal is " between the engine and gearbox" I can only think of the crankshaft oil seal.
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      11-01-2011, 09:27 AM   #31
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Based on what I've read I think they've fixed the problem. Unless you somehow get a low oil warning sometime soon. If there is no oil on the cardboard you used then I don't think it's a leak at this point.

Highly doubtful you will get anything out of this anymore. I mean you came in with a legitimate problem, they fixed it, but you want more? I would definitely be mad too with problems like that on a brand new car, but I don't know what else you can get out of this... They will just say we fixed your issue, be on your way.
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      11-01-2011, 03:53 PM   #32
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I sent e-mail off to BMW UK, 3 pages of my experiences ,starting with listing the 12 cars I have purchased since 2004 and followed by a request from me to have their opinion of this situation.
Will be interesting, according to dealer they are prepared to listen, my experience with BMW is they play' hard ball' and unless they are absoultely backed into a corner.
Will keep you posted, but agree with Templar.
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      11-03-2011, 01:52 PM   #33
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wow, that's messed up. similar happened to a friend's 325i 10,000 miles.. they replaced the head gasket and still leaked...then replaced the head and still leaked. eventually bmw flew out some techs and replaced the entire motor!

don't just think that the cardboard is dry there's no leak. just look around the engine bay and underneath. you never know.
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BYE BYE M3

Hi Guys

So given up on the M3.

2 oil leaks from the start, and very heavy oil consumption on going has convinced me its time to get rid.

Whilst I have the chance to change I will take it,BMW offered to replace like for like, but dealer was not convincing me that I new one would be any less oil hungry, so with other issues like DCT lag I decided to change.

Will miss it,could have had some fun!

Thanks for your support.

Pick up X6M Friday
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      11-09-2011, 09:21 AM   #35
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Sorry to hear you leave the M3 fold, at least you got some closure from the matter!
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      11-09-2011, 09:32 AM   #36
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This really sucks man. I hope this is just an isolated incident.
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