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      06-21-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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My Car Drinks Oil.....

My new '11 drank 1 qt. of oil in the first 1,100 miles. Is that unusually high? My '08 would take almost 4k to drink that much.
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My new '11 drank 1 qt. of oil in the first 1,100 miles. Is that unusually high? My '08 would take almost 4k to drink that much.
Yea im seeing a lot of the newer model seem to drink it like water... I have an 08 and i usually add every 7-10k miles.

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Seems high. I need to have the dealer top me off every ~5K.
cant believe that the dealer top it for you... shit i have to pay everytime.
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My new '11 drank 1 qt. of oil in the first 1,100 miles.
Are you sure it was full when new? Also remember a new engine tends to consume a bit more than normal, but should level off. My '08 has never been lower than full, but the most miles I've put on the oil is 4K. But that's great news still .
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Are you sure it was full when new? Also remember a new engine tends to consume a bit more than normal, but should level off. My '08 has never been lower than full, but the most miles I've put on the oil is 4K. But that's great news still .
yup, it was full when new.
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My car since August 2010 has not drank any oil. Drank nothing before it's break in service and nothing since then.

Car was broken in hard and dyno'd at 343 RWHP stock.
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I was just surprised the difference between this new one and my last one
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My 2010 M3 drank oil like water. Although the more miles I've put on it the less oil she's drank. Im at around 16000 miles. The first time I needed to add a QT was under 2,000 miles. I think it all depends on how hard you drive as well.
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      06-21-2011, 05:33 PM   #8
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Yea im seeing a lot of the newer model seem to drink it like water... I have an 08 and i usually add every 7-10k miles.



cant believe that the dealer top it for you... shit i have to pay everytime.
They will top you off for free if you are under 15k miles... after that you have to pay.
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Also check around the filler cap, they sometimes leak.

Mine lost a half a liter in two weeks before I noticed the drip lines.

The gear throws oil up against the cap really hard at high rpms and
the gasket on the cap doesn't always seal.
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They will top you off for free if you are under 15k miles... after that you have to pay.
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Well...Im at more than 15K miles and they continue to top me off.

Guess it more depends on the dealer and the relationship you have with them.
i guess my dealer does not do this... I called BMW NA and they said its dealer discretion... WTF...
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my 2010 does not seem to drink any. I'm 6500miles 6 months and 7 track weekends from my last change and have not needed any.
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      06-21-2011, 07:32 PM   #13
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I'm at 6,600 miles on my 2011. Have a quart in the trunk ready but no need to top up yet...
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Almost 1 year of ownership on my '11 M3 with 9700ish miles. My baby has only needed 1qt of oil.

I guess it varies from car to car.
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      06-21-2011, 08:06 PM   #15
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my 2010 does not seem to drink any. I'm 6500miles 6 months and 7 track weekends from my last change and have not needed any.
7 track weekends and no oil change! WTF!
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Mine burnt 1/2qt in the first 1200mi..

After the first service its been good,it's sitting at the 3/4 mark as of now,5500mi.
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People actually go to a dealer to have them add a quart! If you can't pour oil into a car then perhaps you shouldn't drive! Buy a few quarts to have geez
My dealer is 3 mi away

I rather get it free than pay
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3k miles...have not had to add 1/4 just yet, but need to stop by the dealership to pick up a quart..
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Yea im seeing a lot of the newer model seem to drink it like water... I have an 08 and i usually add every 7-10k miles.



cant believe that the dealer top it for you... shit i have to pay everytime.
Dont you change engine oil every 3k-5k
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My new '11 drank 1 qt. of oil in the first 1,100 miles. Is that unusually high? My '08 would take almost 4k to drink that much.
Well in Munich when I picked up mine I notice on the software that it was showing that it had used up about a quart of oil so in Switzerland took it to BMW an the said it need a quart and it was normal since it was new. Well a day later heading toward Frankfurt I got a warning saying I had to much oil.

I immediately got the 1,200 miles service and have had no problem since then. Just an FYI.
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My new '11 drank 1 qt. of oil in the first 1,100 miles. Is that unusually high? My '08 would take almost 4k to drink that much.
did you baby your break-in?
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