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Old 09-05-2012, 12:33 AM
SimiClyde SimiClyde is offline
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Mein Auto: 2013 535iX GT
Originally Posted by gmblack3 View Post
I kept mine at 100 or less for the most part while in Germany, but did slowly take it up to 125 a few times. I have 8200 miles w/ 2 oil changes at 1700 and 7500. I have not used any oil.
This is my third 5-series (2x E60 and now 1x F07). The first was the one that I babied the most (no Euro delivery, followed the break-in protocol to the letter, etc), and it burned oil to the tune of 1 qt every 7500 miles.... "Normal" per the SA.

The second one, Euro Delivery, less caution, etc, uses a little oil -- about one quart every 15,000 miles. Of course, it's also eaten a Turbo ("broken" waste gate) and a fuel pump (the infamous N54 recall).

Prior to the BMW's, I've never run an engine as long as these go between oil changes. So chances are good that the old engines used some oil, but not quickly enough to be noticeable between changes.

Anyway, we'll see how this one does. Hope springs eternal....
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