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Old 10-07-2016, 09:05 AM
Kelly316 Kelly316 is offline
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Oil useage

I was wondering if 2004 X3's "use" oil...I purchased this vehicle from an individual months
ago, we had the oil changed immediately, ever since the oil light comes on at LEAST once a
week or so, so I'm having to add oil. Is this common? I don't see any oil leaking anywhere.

Thanks for any input
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:28 AM
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How many miles a week? I'd look into replacing your PCV system.

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Old 10-07-2016, 10:08 AM
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oil usage

Close to 400 miles a week
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:53 PM
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this maybe what's wrong

a very common issue ....explained in this video ....the same engine as in your 04 x3...BUT ....in the saloon e46

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Old 10-07-2016, 06:12 PM
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You will find recent thread as well as a poll discussing this topic
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:51 AM
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Thanks everyone, I will get this taken care of

Kelly
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:53 PM
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good overview of M54 engine etc oil consumption

this is the same engine as yours ...but ....in a saloon

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Old 10-13-2016, 03:31 PM
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high oil consumption/misfire/low or no compression fix

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