E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Technical Forum > E92 325i SE oil consumption



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
Flood
New Member
Flood's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
13
Posts

 
Drives: E92 325 se
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kilmarnock

iTrader: (0)

E92 325i SE oil consumption

hi,
I have a 2006 325iSE Coupe which I have recently bought. It goes from full oil level to bottom (asking for 1L) within about 2000-2500 miles of an oil change. This has happened twice since I bought the car. I can see no leaks and it does not appear to smoke.

Is this normal usage?

Does anyone know what is the difference in qty of oil from full to bottom via the electronic sensor thing?

It is going into the garage on Thursday to check it out while I still have some warranty, so hopefully any info could be passed on.

Thanks in advance
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
zltm089
Major General
zltm089's Avatar
United Kingdom
90
Rep
7,418
Posts

 
Drives: 335i SE Coupe Space Grey
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: LONDON

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 335i  [5.00]
plus one...keep us posted...

my one drinks loads when i drive for 3/4 hours non stop on the motorway....not sure if its because i floor it or not....
__________________

Current Car: E92 335i SE Dream Cars: AMG SL65 Black,GallardoSuperleggera, GTR 2012, Agera R, F430 Scuderia, DBS, EVO X FQ400, Lexus LFA, F10 M5, M4, GT3 RS4.0, Ferrari 458, Ferrari F12, R8 V10 plus, Jaguar F Type V8, Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, C63 AMG Coupe Black, Vanquish 2012, Laferrari, GT3 991, McLaren 650s.
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
makkan00
Major General
makkan00's Avatar
United Kingdom
122
Rep
7,538
Posts

 
Drives: F10
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Essex

iTrader: (48)

Have you checked the oil pan gasket?
Usually engine tray gathers the oil and you hardly see oil on the ground.
Take it to local garage and get it properly checked.
Also have a good look around the engine. Possible suspects (depending on your car)
Vaccum pump O-ring
Vanous Solenoid O-Rings
Oil pan gasket

mileages of your car?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
Flood
New Member
Flood's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
13
Posts

 
Drives: E92 325 se
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kilmarnock

iTrader: (0)

Mine is at 52k miles. Going into Arnold Clark to investigate! Need some ammo as i know they will say nothing is wrong.
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2012, 05:55 PM   #5
makkan00
Major General
makkan00's Avatar
United Kingdom
122
Rep
7,538
Posts

 
Drives: F10
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Essex

iTrader: (48)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flood
Mine is at 52k miles. Going into Arnold Clark to investigate! Need some ammo as i know they will say nothing is wrong.
Has service being done at dealers?
Especially last service?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2012, 02:24 AM   #6
davyk31
Brigadier General
59
Rep
4,467
Posts

 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

iTrader: (0)

I had a 325i a few years back, it would have used that much oil and maybe even more. It was checked out and usage was found to be within the tolerated limit. The limit they state is frighteningly high it has to be said.
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2012, 06:49 AM   #7
Flood
New Member
Flood's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
13
Posts

 
Drives: E92 325 se
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kilmarnock

iTrader: (0)

I bought it 2 months ago. It had a service at b for bmw in Glasgow(who have a good reputation) 2000 miles before. I had the car for about a week and the low oil light sign came on. I had taken the car back to arnold clark and they topped up without changing filter. I booked it in for oil and filter change just to be safe and this was done approx 2.2k miles ago. It then asked for oil last week

Is it only 1L from top to bottom on the display? Is 1L per 2k miles acceptable? It is 18K between services so this would use 9L or so between services.

I tend to drive at about 60 on motorways so do not abuse car ( I manage to average 35MPG!)
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2012, 07:22 AM   #8
davyk31
Brigadier General
59
Rep
4,467
Posts

 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

iTrader: (0)

I think the tolerance is more like 1 litre per 1000 miles or so.
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2012, 07:50 AM   #9
ras_undy
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: 330i SE
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Newport

iTrader: (0)

My 325 e91 is the same 1 litre every 2000 to 2500 miles.
I've done 10k in it and stays the same, no leaks or sign or burning, just seems to use Oil.
Asked the delear when it was in about 3 weeks ago and they said it was normal. I think this engine just tends to use a lot, mind will keep the BMW warranty going for a while to make sure.
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #10
mistryn
Lieutenant Colonel
mistryn's Avatar
35
Rep
1,997
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335D
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mids

iTrader: (7)

bloody hell 1 litre every 1-2k miles, you need a constant supply of oil lol

As makkan says above best to whip off the undertray and have a good look for any possible leaks. Mine was leaking oil, I would not have noticed if I hadnt taken the undertray off as it was collecting (small amounts) on the tray
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #11
Squintstream
Lieutenant
Squintstream's Avatar
United Kingdom
7
Rep
485
Posts

 
Drives: 335i M Sport avec DCT (E92)
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Derby

iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mistryn View Post
bloody hell 1 litre every 1-2k miles, you need a constant supply of oil lol
Agreed, that's like running a Mazda RX8

I don't run a 325, but that consumption seems far too high!
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #12
sylonien
Major
United Kingdom
17
Rep
1,246
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow

iTrader: (0)

Serviced my 335i SE last year June ish around 19k then just recently around 25k it kept on saying it needed +1 litre and then like full again on and off on and off. So I decided to put 500ml in to shut it up. Said full for awhile, but then it showed 3/4 full like couple of weeks later, so I put 250ml in. Now it hasn't bothered me since.

Does seem to drink a lot.
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2012, 02:34 AM   #13
dobbo99
Captain
9
Rep
856
Posts

 
Drives: e46 M3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

seems about right, theres a thread somewhere with plenty of others adding their comments.
usually after both the services Ive had, mine will cover 1-1.5k miles and ask me for a 1 litre top up, then I dont do anything until next service/oil change time.

so my understanding is that its normal after covering miles directly after the service, but it shouldnt keep disappearing at the same rate.......
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #14
sylonien
Major
United Kingdom
17
Rep
1,246
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow

iTrader: (0)

Where does it disappear to if it's not leaking?
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #15
Flood
New Member
Flood's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
13
Posts

 
Drives: E92 325 se
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kilmarnock

iTrader: (0)

cheers guys for answers. Hopefully I get get garage to remove undertray and check for small leaks.

By my maths, some of these cars seem to use a teaspoon (5ml)of oil every 5-10 miles. It does seem a bit excessive, but as it is a 6 cylinder it may use 50% more than a 4 cylinder in normal usage.

I am just a bit nervous about the reliability of the electronic oil guage. It is so much easier just to pull out the dipstick and check! Technology for technologies sake I think!
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST