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      04-28-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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BMW cars burn oil - what?

I have a 2011 e90 and I realized that the oil indicator on the dash shows that a oil pan is about 1/4 lower than the Max mark.

I called my SA at BMW and she explained that my car will burn oil and its quite normal because the engine runs hotter than normal cars.

She also said that I will need to top up the oil and coolant once I get the message on my dash.

Does this make sense?
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      04-28-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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it's normal to burn some oil in the inintial break-in, but after that, not a significant amount. If you follow normal oil changes that most people do (5000-7500) you should not have burned any oil, but if you follow BMW oil changes (15000+), you will most likely need to add some oil during the interval.
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      04-28-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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Yup - I had to do it twice, am at 76K km in about 2.5 years of driving...
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      04-28-2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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Add 1 litre @ around 5K km or so. After that, none (thus far)
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      04-28-2011, 11:39 AM   #5
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normal.

M vehicles go thru a bottle of TWS oil in less than 1200 kms fyi.
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      04-28-2011, 12:00 PM   #6
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Its normal, I've had to add 1 qt. of oil between oil changes twice so far (both times at about 10,000km since the last oil change).
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      04-28-2011, 12:21 PM   #7
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It's normal especially if you shift higher RPM's
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      04-28-2011, 01:26 PM   #8
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Its normal, I've had to add 1 qt. of oil between oil changes twice so far (both times at about 10,000km since the last oil change).
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      04-29-2011, 07:30 AM   #9
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It's normal especially if you shift higher RPM's
haha, OR if you think you are a formula 1 driver. I enjoy watching people beat the living snot out of their cars racing to get a red light.
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ALL engines consume oil in normal operation. Some engines consume more than others. Turbo engines run hotter and have more oil vapor for the PCV system to process, which means it is sucked thru the intake system and burned.

Normal engine oil consumption is 1 qt. in 2,000-5,000 miles. You will definitely need to add oil between BMW specified OCIs and this is normal. If you change the oil at 5K-7.5K you may or may not need to add oil but the engine will still consume some oil.
This sounds pretty definitive from a knowlegeable guy. Lets see how many more answers we can get that are virtually the same..........
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Every 12,000 km at least. 24,000 km is BS.
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