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      02-12-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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Strange Pattern of Oil Consumption

My oil level dropped by 3 blocks (on the digital gauge) in the 1st 8000 miles.

I think my dealer topped it up when I had my door dent fixed - because afterwards it read full for a few days.

Whats strange though is that in the last couple of weeks it dropped pretty quickly down to the minimum.

I stuck the bottle from the little bag in the boot in on Friday night and it's now reading maximum.

Just seems strange - it didn't use much at first then it gobbled up a while bottle in a few days.

Does this sound weird to you ?
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mine just done 1000miles, havn't checked it once yet. (sorry thats no help at all is it haha)

does seem like alot though, maybe the engine is just settling down....???

Whats this little bottle of oil in the boot you mention???
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Whats this little bottle of oil in the boot you mention???
Always carry baby oil, you never know when you might need it!
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mine just done 1000miles, havn't checked it once yet. (sorry thats no help at all is it haha)

does seem like alot though, maybe the engine is just settling down....???

Whats this little bottle of oil in the boot you mention???
Yep - not much help at all

In the boot on the right hand side I have 2 little BMW zip up bags. One contains the first aid kit. The 2nd is stuck to the side of the boot with velcro and contained a little bottle of motor oil - exactly the right size to top up from min to max.
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Really?!

Ive got the first aid bag, but i havn't seen any other bags. ill have a look soon.

(sorry going off topic)
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I've done 14,000 miles and my oil steadily dropped over the first 7,000. I had an oil change and its still on full. No fluctuations seen on mine to date.
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I've done 14,000 miles and my oil steadily dropped over the first 7,000. I had an oil change and its still on full. No fluctuations seen on mine to date.
I'm actually doubting that they topped it up. But I checked it a couple of times and it read full
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