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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-15-2012, 02:58 PM
Phoenix Dad Phoenix Dad is offline
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Oil usage X-5

Why does the 2012 X-5 5.0 use so much oil? Every 3-4,000 miles....add a quart.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:02 PM
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what does the dealer have to say about this? how many miles? if it is fairly new i would be concerned that something hasn't "seated" itself correctly.

take it out and flog it for a few hundred miles. might break it in, might just break it..............
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:02 PM
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Mine used a quart every 2500 miles for the first 15,000 miles, after that it settled out and not have needed to add any for the last 6,000 miles.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:27 PM
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My 535i did this the first year. I had to top off the oil every few months. It is normal.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:38 PM
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Mine doesn't have 2000 miles on it and is about to hit the minimum oil level notification. Taking it in on Tuesday
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:19 PM
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BMW states 1qt of oil every 700 to 1k miles is normal. The new TT motors are most likely burning oil due to the turbos. Short drives have a tendency to burn oil
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