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      09-17-2010, 04:30 AM   #1
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Should my 2007 M3 be burning Oil??

I have owned my 2007 M3 now for 10 months and done 3000 miles, i had to put a litre of oil in 6 months ago and its needing another litre now, i called BMW and they told me its perfectly acceptable for the car to require a litre of Oil every 620 miles is this correct???

I have allways owned BMW cars and never had this before, its not a leak as theres nothing on my driveway.
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I have owned my 2007 M3 now for 10 months and done 3000 miles, i had to put a litre of oil in 6 months ago and its needing another litre now, i called BMW and they told me its perfectly acceptable for the car to require a litre of Oil every 620 miles is this correct???

I have allways owned BMW cars and never had this before, its not a leak as theres nothing on my driveway.
Completely normal for an M car. The M3 and M5 use oil - if you track your car - you could use a litre in a day!

Don't worry.
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      09-17-2010, 07:19 AM   #4
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I have owned my 2007 M3 now for 10 months and done 3000 miles, i had to put a litre of oil in 6 months ago and its needing another litre now, i called BMW and they told me its perfectly acceptable for the car to require a litre of Oil every 620 miles is this correct???

I have allways owned BMW cars and never had this before, its not a leak as theres nothing on my driveway.
i dont agree. thats an unacceptable excuse. i liter at 7500 miles i can understand 1 liter at 1000 miles is BS
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Yeah if its really going through a quart every 600 miles that's not right. I've got 30k miles on my car and I've probably put a quart in every 6000 miles or so.

But reading your post again, I guess you've only put one quart in, right? Do you know when the last owner had last put in a quart? Maybe it was many miles before he sold it? Edit: Ok so you had to put in a quart sometime in the 3000 miles you've had it, and now it needs another. Got it. Yeah, although you don't say exactly how many miles since the last quart, I'll assume around 1500, and that's too soon to be normal IMHO. Though as long as the car runs fine otherwise, I guess its ok. How many miles on the car?

Oh, and in case someone tries to correct the OP about his "2007 M3", remember, in Europe (which I assume Warrington is - sound like UK) these cars were on sale in 2007. Although in the US we'd still have technically called them MY2008 since they were September 2007 production as I recall it.
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      09-17-2010, 07:33 AM   #6
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I bought the car 10 months ago, i first had to put a litre in 6 months ago and its asking me to put another litre in now?

I am just concerned BMW are fodding me off as my warrnty expires next month.
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How many miles on it? Does it exhibit any other problems? Can you see or smell oil in the exhaust?
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38000, it had 34000 when i bought it 10 months ago. other than the usual complaint on the M3 "Very jerky in 1st & 2nd gear it runs ok.

cant small any burning
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Yeah, short of some obvious signs or codes or something, I don't think they are going to do much for you. I guess you could have a private shop run a compression check for peace of mind.
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Manufacturers set the limit of oil consumption at 1-qt every 1K miles, before they consider it a problem. That's A LOT of oil. And you're well within that threshold, so I'd demand for them to take a look at the engine, especially if you don't track the car (sounds like you didn't). Maybe that's why the previous owner got rid of it . Completely unacceptable IMO. Good luck.
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I have had many bimmers and never had to add so much oil so soon. That is definatly not normal. Did the previous owner follow brake in procedure? We will never know , but my guess is he did not. Maybe thats why he got rid of it? As previous poster suggested i would ask bmw to check the engine and if you are not satisfied with their decision, getting rid of the car may not be a bad idea before your warranty runs out.
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