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F12 / F13 (2012 - Current)
The future is now! The all new 6 series coupe (F12) and convertible (F13) details are out and dealers are taking orders. Still no word on when the 4 door Gran Coupe will go into production.

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:35 PM
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We had a hot summer - for Minnesota. I think we had a week or 10 days streak above 100, and then most of the days high 80s or low 90s. Of course this does not compare to the South - curious how other northern owners are doing. I suspect the oil level was probably at the top when I picked up the car, so I think there is some loss. All my other cars were V4 or V6, never had to add up oil between changes.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:18 PM
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At 9600 miles, my 6er asked for a quart today, the second time since taking delivery.
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I've have one that asked for oil at 1500 miles. My latest waited until 9500. Nothing is wrong with them. I hate to use the word 'normal', but that's normal for these 8 cylinder motors.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:24 PM
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I just added a 2nd quart at 6,000 miles.

Not unusual for this motor.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:36 PM
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Our F10 550 has just under 2000 miles and needed the first quart last week. SA said it's normal for turbo V8s. Usually drive on Sport+ and mostly street driving during the week. I heard street driving burns more oil than on the freeway. Is this true?
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:43 PM
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I heard street driving burns more oil than on the freeway. Is this true?
Not sure. I do almost exclusively city driving in Sport mode, and I made it about 5200 miles before needing to top off the oil. I have a feeling that ongoing to need to add more before I get to 10,400 miles as I'm approaching the low level right now.
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Our F10 550 has just under 2000 miles and needed the first quart last week. SA said it's normal for turbo V8s. Usually drive on Sport+ and mostly street driving during the week. I heard street driving burns more oil than on the freeway. Is this true?
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:36 PM
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I need a quart every 4-5k miles on both 7 and 6. They told me to buy Castrol 5w 30 synthetic. and its normal
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:00 PM
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Just added my second quart since delivery: first time at 5200 miles and second time at 7750 miles. I went ahead and bought an extra quart to keep around since it appears that I'm going through oil at a faster rate than I thought - difference of 2550 miles.
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It's time to change your oil if have not done it before!
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It's time to change your oil if have not done it before!
What's the consensus on oil changes? I heard the Ms get earlier changes than our 10k mile service.
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What's the consensus on oil changes? I heard the Ms get earlier changes than our 10k mile service.
If you were to sell your car privately, serious buyers will be critical when you had changed the oil. You should also think to have your differential fluid changed, too.

I understand that most of your driving is short-distance urban.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:30 AM
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What's the consensus on oil changes? I heard the Ms get earlier changes than our 10k mile service.
Yup. They changed my M's oil approximately halfway between the computer's signal. They wouldn't reset it on these changes. Taking 8 liters of 10W-60 synthetic, I'm glad they covered it under routine maintenance.

I needed the first quart in my 6er at about 4500 miles. I just drove into the service lane of my nearby dealership, they poured one in, and I drove out. No need to stock up at home. It is not unusual for a high revving twin turbo V8 to consume a quart of oil every 4~5k. Any more seems a little excessive, but it depends on one's driving habits. Keeping it in Sport mode all the time (Southy) keeps the revs up, so I would expect a bit more oil consumption.

I certainly wouldn't sweat it.
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Yup. They changed my M's oil approximately halfway between the computer's signal. They wouldn't reset it on these changes. Taking 8 liters of 10W-60 synthetic, I'm glad they covered it under routine maintenance.
When did you/are you going to change your 650i's oil?
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This thread could easily turn into another oil discussion as it is a topic of considerable dispute. So I'll just leave it at this: I am going to stick with the BMW schedule.
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I'll just leave it at this: I am going to stick with the BMW schedule.
That's what I needed to know
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had to add oil the 6th time within 7100 miles... still "normal"?

need to add a qt around every 800 miles
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had to add oil the 6th time within 7100 miles... still "normal"?

need to add a qt around every 800 miles
Wow one quart every 800 miles thats the worst I've heard about so far.
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had to add oil the 6th time within 7100 miles... still "normal"?

need to add a qt around every 800 miles
HOLY CRAP!!!!!

My 650 is at 5,500 miles and my X5M is at 9,000 miles with no oils adds so far. My '11 550 went nearly 11kmi before its first add and my '11 335d never needed an add between the 13kmi oil changes.

YOUR SITUATION IS NOT NORMAL.
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had to add oil the 6th time within 7100 miles... still "normal"?

need to add a qt around every 800 miles
Welcome to the board and maybe you should CHECK YOURSELF.

Might just be your adding oil into the wrong orifice.
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Welcome to the board and maybe you should CHECK YOURSELF.

Might just be your adding oil into the wrong orifice.
oh my god, now that you mention it I realized I added the oil where usually the washer fluid goes in

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oh my god, now that you mention it I realized I added the oil where usually the washer fluid goes in

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:05 PM
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Dealership told me when the light comes on the car is low 2 quarts not one.
The 2014 is supposed to have a change of data showing the 2 qt s low instead of one.

He also told me it's normal at 1,500 miles to be 2 qt s. down and to take oil on any kind of a trip!!"
100.000.00+ oil burner.

Glad I don't have any oil issues!
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Why does this engine model burn oil? I would assume the consumed oil is going out the exhaust? If so, then you're gonna have catalytic converters problems down the road. Now, that'll be expensive!
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