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      04-25-2014, 07:00 PM   #23
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what are the details of said oil
One of each of these:
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-12...er-bottle.aspx

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-10...m5-e9x-m3.aspx
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      07-05-2014, 05:28 PM   #24
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I switched to M1 0w40 at 46,000 miles, im at 48500 and ive had to add about 1.5 qts. No oil leak... is this of any concern?
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I switched to M1 0w40 at 46,000 miles, im at 48500 and ive had to add about 1.5 qts. No oil leak... is this of any concern?
No concern. Seems to be a pretty common theme to burn more oil after switching to a lighter grade. Many have reported that this eventually slows down.
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      07-05-2014, 09:41 PM   #26
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No concern. Seems to be a pretty common theme to burn more oil after switching to a lighter grade. Many have reported that this eventually slows down.
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      07-26-2014, 08:13 PM   #27
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My car use to burn 1L per 2500kms-3000kms when I use Castrol TWS 10w-60. I switched to Liqui Moly 10w-60 for the first time when I did my last oil change, and it seems like the car burns less oil than Castrol. I am at 4500 kms since last oil change, the car has not show me any adding oil warning, oil is still at the same level as the day of oil change according to the electric meter.
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      07-27-2014, 09:56 AM   #28
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I only average 6k per year and since 2011 I have not been asked to add any oil.
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      07-27-2014, 08:49 PM   #29
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Interesting result from Liqui Moly, but not surprising as LM and Redline both have 10W60 oils with higher viscosity than Castrol TWS. Currently I'm using about 1 L of Castrol TWS 10W60 for every 8000 km (5000 mi).
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^ same here. More like 1 liter every 6500km (4k in miles).

However, I'm always curious about other members who didn't bother to break the engine as per the manual and don't burn any oil. The 5 series I leased while back, I drove it hard from the very beginning and it was the 1st non M bimmer that I can say drank oil consistently. Didn't have the heart to try that with the m3 since it wasn't a lease.
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Added 1/4 quart at 115,300 miles. 4300 miles.
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^ same here. More like 1 liter every 6500km (4k in miles).

However, I'm always curious about other members who didn't bother to break the engine as per the manual and don't burn any oil. The 5 series I leased while back, I drove it hard from the very beginning and it was the 1st non M bimmer that I can say drank oil consistently. Didn't have the heart to try that with the m3 since it wasn't a lease.

Swifty, the "break-in mode" on the motor can't really be disregarded since it sets a low redline in the engine computer that only the dealer can turn off...so I'm not exactly sure what you mean.
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Swifty, the "break-in mode" on the motor can't really be disregarded since it sets a low redline in the engine computer that only the dealer can turn off...so I'm not exactly sure what you mean.
What I meant was the manual states to vary the RPM and don't exceed 4500 or 5500 (can't member which) during the initial 1200k. You can definitely drive the car above 5500 during that period if you want.

However there has been conflicting reports, where people state the best way to break in a car is to drive at WOT to seat the bearings and prevent engine from drinking too much oil etc.
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