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      08-08-2007, 02:32 AM   #1
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Just about to put the second litre of oil into the 335d in 5000 miles. Now when we picked the car up we were told it might use a little oil during running in and I know this consumption is within BMWs specification, but is anybody else experiencing this usage?

We've never had any other BMs that have had such a thirst for oil, the 120d hasn't used any in 4000 miles.

By the time the service is due I will probably have put in six litres unless it slows down.

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I've put 1 litre in my 335i so far and it went in at 6000 miles-ish. It has done just over 7k now.

I had a Z4 2.2i that used 1 litre every 2000 miles. But that car was bouncing off it's redline every day. So much fun.
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over 15k i have put no more than 2 litres in. im a religious checker.... check every couple of days... its now again half way down the dip shit

i never let it get low.. and never over fill... when i come to top up again i will put no more than 100ml or 200ml at a time to raise it slightly

overfilling is bad for the engine, maybe you have a leak?

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Ooops, I have not checked my oil yet!!
Better do that this lunchtime as I have 3200 miles done.
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Ooops, I have not checked my oil yet!!
Better do that this lunchtime as I have 3200 miles done.
best to check it in the morning once she has sat there over night and all the oil has drained to the sump!!

check after running it will give a lower reading and you may therefore overfill

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best to check it in the morning once she has sat there over night and all the oil has drained to the sump!!

check after running it will give a lower reading and you may therefore overfill

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Well shes been sitting outside the door now on the level since 9:30 this morning. Shes well ready to be dipped
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Well shes been sitting outside the door now on the level since 9:30 this morning. Shes well ready to be dipped

yes she will give a good reading but not 100% i did a test and found if left 12 or more hours it gave a far superior reading
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I can only check mine when the engine has got up to temperature (335i). I've no dipstick just a computer display. Have put in about 1.5 litres in 15,000 miles. It uses a lot less oil than my previous two 525d's.
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Just checked today and the level was a couple of milimetres below the max line - which is fine i think for 3200 miles.

I did however not give the car any easy run-in. I just drove it hard from day 1.

I think I have read somewhere that this helps them bed-in better and thus burn less oil later in life.
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Carlos,we've been thru this you check the oil in the D when the engine is warm,ie when it has settled after a run

READ YOUR DADS FECKING HANDBOOK
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Carlos,we've been thru this you check the oil in the D when the engine is warm,ie when it has settled after a run

READ YOUR DADS FECKING HANDBOOK

yes but i think thats bollox tho

you will over fill
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yes but i think thats bollox tho

you will over fill
What is more likely?

1. BMW included the correct information in the manual, which was kind of easy because they calibrated the dipstick and designed the entire oil system so that the correct reading was obtained from a warm engine (as is the case with the electric 'dip shit' in the petrol engined cars.

2. BMW included deliberately erroneous information in their manual and only Carlos Fandango has the 'god like' ability to discern the truth

Hmmmn ... it's tricky ..... Carlos is sort of 'god-like' and BMW do after all tend to just 'make up' all the information they provide

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Just checked my 335i and its looking a little low (5500 miles).

What oil do you guys use and do you fill it yourselves or go to the dealers?
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fill it myself, castrol edge 5w30 fully synth
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fill it myself, castrol edge 5w30 fully synth

That be the wrong oil that Carlos, BMW LL04 approved oil from Castrol is 0W-30 not 5W-30.
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That be the wrong oil that Carlos, BMW LL04 approved oil from Castrol is 0W-30 not 5W-30.
No ... Carlos is right and BMW are wrong
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That be the wrong oil that Carlos, BMW LL04 approved oil from Castrol is 0W-30 not 5W-30.
Yep - needs to be BMW LL04 approved which is 0W-30.

Used to be Castrol SLX Longtec LL04, and the new stuff is now Castrol Edge LL04
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That be the wrong oil that Carlos, BMW LL04 approved oil from Castrol is 0W-30 not 5W-30.
spoke to 3 bmw dealers... said 0w30 and 5w30 are absolutely fine
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spoke to 3 bmw dealers... said 0w30 and 5w30 are absolutely fine
AND did you ask them when it is best to check the oil aswell

oh you must have forgot whilst calling 3 dealers
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Just about to put the second litre of oil into the 335d in 5000 miles. Now when we picked the car up we were told it might use a little oil during running in and I know this consumption is within BMWs specification, but is anybody else experiencing this usage?

We've never had any other BMs that have had such a thirst for oil, the 120d hasn't used any in 4000 miles.

By the time the service is due I will probably have put in six litres unless it slows down.

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P'raps I should check mine as I've done about 1700 miles and haven't yet.
Never seem to think about doing it when its warm and on a level
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P'raps I should check mine as I've done about 1700 miles and haven't yet.
Never seem to think about doing it when its warm and on a level
If you'd gone for a petrol it would keep an eye on the oil for you and you'd never have to lift the bonnet.

You diesel boys don't listen though .. it's almost as if you are obsessed with huge torque, superb fuel economy and low emissions to the point that you fail to see than an electronic dipstick is so much more important.
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If you'd gone for a petrol it would keep an eye on the oil for you and you'd never have to lift the bonnet.

You diesel boys don't listen though .. it's almost as if you are obsessed with huge torque, superb fuel economy and low emissions to the point that you fail to see than an electronic dipstick is so much more important.
at my work we have several mayeb even upto 30 odd million pound each tamping machines.... a few new ones to with so many electric gizmos, and they fail/break all the time.... built by real engineers, but not the tea boy who made the electronic dip shit!!


hope it dont fail on you guys, but then thats what a warranty is for

onyl prob is if you keep overfilling cuz it says its low when its not, long term damage there

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