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BMWTX
10-03-2010, 11:51 AM
Just wondering if any 550i owners are having to add oil at relatively low miles?

AzNMpower32
10-03-2010, 12:01 PM
BMW's stance on oil consumption is that 1 litre per 2000km (1200mi) is considered normal. Engines tend to consume some oil when breaking in, so your situation is completely normal.

jeffhoff
10-03-2010, 12:21 PM
I picked up my 550 this past Friday, my CA told me to expect to go through a quart of oil in about 1200-1500 miles during the break in.

1HOT BMR
10-03-2010, 12:33 PM
Does a warning show up somewhere telling you oil is needed and how much?

My last 5 new cars never needed oil added at any time between changes, break-in period included - 3 Acuras, 1 Mercedes, 1 VW Jetta Diesel. :tsk:

tadtaggert
10-03-2010, 01:38 PM
Does a warning show up somewhere telling you oil is needed and how much?

My last 5 new cars never needed oil added at any time between changes, break-in period included - 3 Acuras, 1 Mercedes, 1 VW Jetta Diesel. :tsk:

You'll probably get the 'oil is at minium level' or somesuch warning, normal.

BMWTX
10-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Yes there is a message to add 1 quart. Thanks to all that responded.

nosnoop
10-03-2010, 07:50 PM
Does a warning show up somewhere telling you oil is needed and how much?


You can also check the oil level using iDrive.

wsjoseph
10-04-2010, 04:02 AM
Yes, happened to me too. At about 2500 miles I received the "minimum oil" warning. I was taking it to the dealer for the fuel sensor recall anyway so they put in the quart and told me it was totally normal with a new engine.

HPIA4v2
10-04-2010, 06:48 AM
Yes, happened to me too. At about 2500 miles I received the "minimum oil" warning. I was taking it to the dealer for the fuel sensor recall anyway so they put in the quart and told me it was totally normal with a new engine.
You ought to baby the car for the first 2500 miles or so, I know it's hard with that much power under the hood; but if it's lease who cares, redline on every shift:bigpimp:

bklyn550
10-04-2010, 10:47 AM
same thing here lol everyone was like OMG something wrong with your car....it happened in my previous 550i in 2006 and this one as well in 2011 but not in my 2008 335 the v8 runs a little warm and goes through oil during break in.

Rick24C
10-07-2010, 07:00 PM
Just wondering if any 550i owners are having to add oil at relatively low miles?

Yes, I had to add a quart of oil to my 550 with 2700 miles.

Rick24C
10-07-2010, 07:01 PM
You can also check the oil level using iDrive.

You only can check the oil using iDrive. :thumbdwn: