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      11-03-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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Oil Level decreasing.

Did an oil change on October 1st @ 68966 miles.
Got all my oil and filters from local BMW shop. This is my second time doing the oil change. First time went fine.

Oil levels were fine for a few weeks. This past week I noticed the level was down to about 3/4s. Today it is down to about 2/5s.

Currently @ 70,996 miles Nov 3rd.

I have extra oil in case of emergencies.

I DON"T remember using a torque wrench. I remember I made it really tight tho, but nothing too crazy. Im no body builder.

I don't see any drips in my garage.


Any thoughts before I take it to the local shop?



Will BMW charge me an arm and a leg to check for leaks?


Any thoughts? Should I just ramp it up again and torque it? How many lbs of pressure do I need?


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      11-03-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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How much oil did you put in? Did you short fill it or did you put all of what was reccomended.
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My 07' 335 seems to burn through oil. I've had it since may, and have had to add almost 2 quarts. From everyone I talked to it's kind of normal.
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damn oil leaks.. maybe a flush and then see if this issue comes back
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I put in 6.5 quarts of oil. It checked out okay and was right at the maximum line. Not over, but right at the recommended line.
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My 07' 335 seems to burn through oil. I've had it since may, and have had to add almost 2 quarts. From everyone I talked to it's kind of normal.
Adding 1, maybe 2 quarts of oil between oil changes is normal. BUT having to add 2+ after 2k miles is not normal.
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BMW vehicles do burn oil more than other vehicles. That's what i was told by the dealer when I first got my car! I did freak out when my oil level dropped after only 3 weeks of it being replaced.
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