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      12-16-2005, 06:29 AM   #1
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How many oil are burn- consume your E90?

My 325i sport, consume about 1 litre oil , in the first 10km.
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      12-16-2005, 06:52 AM   #2
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330i (07/05) About a litre every 5000kmīs (3000mls).

A little more in summer (full speed (155mph) on the autobahn in 5th 6400rpms for cruising burns more oil).
A little less in winter (winter tires only rated to 132mph, so I max out at 135mph in 6th gear giving me 5300 rpms for cruising revs

The N52 (as the M54 did too) does burn a bit more oil the higher you rev (especially if you run high revs for a longer time). But since the N52 can rev higher (7000rpm limiter vs. 6400 on the M54), it is capable of burning slightly more oil than the M54.
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      12-21-2005, 08:52 AM   #3
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I've just had to add a litre of oil at 4630 miles on my Euro 325i. A little bit worried about the consumption at the moment, especially as I don't really gun it hard most of the time (although I do drive mostly in town).
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      01-04-2006, 01:31 PM   #4
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Just had to put a quart in at 8500 miles. Was a it worried when I opened the cap, and it smelled in there and was a bit smoldering. I think I'm getting a new filter and some Mobil 1 for the weekend.
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      01-11-2006, 08:12 AM   #5
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Exclamation Low oil pressure alarm

At 8500km's, got low oil pressure alarm when stopping engine (a couple of times), got cold feet.
Checked oil level - low. Phoned dealer who said ok to drive and get oil. On my way to the shop I finally got the low level alarm.

Is this normal? Low oil pressure first, then low level and 1liter oil the first 8500km's.
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      01-11-2006, 01:04 PM   #6
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At 8500km's, got low oil pressure alarm when stopping engine (a couple of times), got cold feet.
Checked oil level - low. Phoned dealer who said ok to drive and get oil. On my way to the shop I finally got the low level alarm.

Is this normal? Low oil pressure first, then low level and 1liter oil the first 8500km's.
That's exactly what mine did - around the same mileage too.
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      01-11-2006, 04:11 PM   #7
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3 quarts - 12k miles. Dealer checked it out and said everthing looked normal
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      04-27-2006, 12:42 PM   #8
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i just went to the dealer, and they said it is normal to have to add i quart during the 15,000 mile service interval. I had the same worry but all is well
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      04-27-2006, 08:11 PM   #9
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i just added a quart to mine i have about 12k miles
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      04-30-2006, 06:14 PM   #10
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Is the bmw-engine only allowed to use Castrol oil ?
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