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catzrule2004
06-06-2004, 11:00 AM
I have 10,000 miles on my new X5. I've added a total of 3 quarts of oil so far before first required oil change should I be alarmed or is this normal??? I will be getting an oil change next week.

AndDown
06-06-2004, 11:12 AM
I have 10,000 miles on my new X5. I've added a total of 3 quarts of oil so far before first required oil change should I be alarmed or is this normal??? I will be getting an oil change next week.

Do a search on this topic - has been discussed quite a bit. I understand that during the first few K miles, during breaking in of the engine, there's more oil consumption. I have to add a quart every 4-5K miles, and I read in a newspaper column written by a well-known mechanic that the newer cars seem to consume more oil. :dunno: I would say that your oil consumption is within a normal range.

MMME30W
06-06-2004, 01:18 PM
Hmmm...dunno, 3 quarts sounds a bit on the high side?

My 3er was about 1.5 quarts "low" based on the amount put into the car minus the amount extracted from the Mityvac at about 7,000 miles.