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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,508
Posted By elk5432
Only when you let it idle a bit (stop/go traffic,...

Only when you let it idle a bit (stop/go traffic, drive through, waiting at a light). Basically, the only time it wasn't releasing a puff of smoke was when it was constantly moving.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,508
Posted By elk5432
It could be the seals or it could be the valve...

It could be the seals or it could be the valve stems themselves getting worn (I wasn't sure if anyone came to a 100% conclusion on that one). From what I gathered from the threads, it's probably just...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,508
Posted By elk5432
I saw your reply and read through all the updates...

I saw your reply and read through all the updates that happened since my last post over a year ago.

The Lucas Oil products and heavier weight oil didn't make a noticeable difference for me after...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-19-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 43,528
Posted By elk5432
Regarding the seals as a possible the problem. I...

Regarding the seals as a possible the problem. I don't think I mentioned it in this thread but after all the easier fixes didn't work I put a heavier oil and Lucas Oil Engine Oil Stop Leak hoping to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-19-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,508
Posted By elk5432
Just wanted to update this thread to say that...

Just wanted to update this thread to say that Lucas Oil and heavier oil didn't fix my problem, I just wasn't paying close enough attention.

See this post for more info:...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-18-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 43,528
Posted By elk5432
Just wanted to follow up after reading...

Just wanted to follow up after reading Andyjag69's post. His conclusion is very similar to the conclusion my shop made with my 56k mile 2003 745.

Are you by chance on the east coast (or is the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-21-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 43,528
Posted By elk5432
are valve guides an issue?

Any luck with the valve stem seal fix?

I've been working with a new BMW shop here that I looked up while trying to get quotes on getting the valve stem seals done. They gave me some news that is...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-15-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,508
Posted By elk5432
In my case, haven't seen smoke at all at idle or...

In my case, haven't seen smoke at all at idle or driving since since switching to the heavier oil and Lucas Oil Stop Leak. Before it used to smoke at idle after it warmed up, but not much.

Again,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,508
Posted By elk5432
I've posted this on a few other threads but just...

I've posted this on a few other threads but just wanted to make sure all of them were covered:

I've been lurking on this board for a while looking for people who has experienced similar problems....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,993
Posted By elk5432
I've been lurking on this board for a while...

I've been lurking on this board for a while looking for people who has experienced similar problems. Figured it would be good to share my experience with trying to solve these
issues in case anyone...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 43,528
Posted By elk5432
I've been lurking on this board for a while...

I've been lurking on this board for a while looking for people who has experienced similar problems. Figured it would be good to share my experience with trying to solve these
issues in case anyone...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-10-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,508
Posted By elk5432
I live in 100+ degree heat for the better part of...

I live in 100+ degree heat for the better part of 8 months, not sure I should switch to a heavier oil.

Honestly, I'm really fearful of using additives on a relatively low milage engine. I'm...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-09-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,993
Posted By elk5432
I know this is a delayed response but I was on...

I know this is a delayed response but I was on this board trying to figure out how it's possible to burn 1qt every 600 miles and came across your post. Your problem, word for word, is similar to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-09-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,508
Posted By elk5432
Hey, Have you had any luck trying to figure...

Hey,

Have you had any luck trying to figure out why you're burning so much oil? I'm burning about 1 quart for every 600 miles right now (2003 745i 55k miles). My mechanic can't find a single thing...
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