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Old 05-19-2013, 08:01 AM
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i have 05 X5 4.4 had oil change 4 thousand miles ago have since added 1 1/2 qts. of oil , no visible leaks under the car. where's the oil going. X5 has 91,000 miles
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:09 PM
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Probably out the exhaust. Are you getting light blue smoke out the tailpipes? N62 is famous for valve stem seal leak, and oil passes into the combustion chamber and burns out.
It's noticeable after sitting at idle maybe 5-8 minutes, then hitting the accelerator pedal to see the smoke.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:06 PM
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Probably out the exhaust. Are you getting light blue smoke out the tailpipes? N62 is famous for valve stem seal leak, and oil passes into the combustion chamber and burns out.
It's noticeable after sitting at idle maybe 5-8 minutes, then hitting the accelerator pedal to see the smoke.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:38 AM
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See post above yours by a few slots. May be valve issue. My 2005 X5 with 147,000. I do 3,600 miles a month and add about 1 quart. I change with filter and full synthetic every 7,000.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:36 AM
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i have 05 X5 4.4 had oil change 4 thousand miles ago have since added 1 1/2 qts. of oil , no visible leaks under the car. where's the oil going. X5 has 91,000 miles
Did you get a warning light or did you just notice the oil consumption the old fashion way? (checking the dipstick)

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:10 PM
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I pull the dipstick once a week. Like any good pilot, the guages are nice, but I want to eyeball it myself.

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BMW will say that oil consumption is 'within parameters'...
Unless that qt & half in 4k miles has 'just come on' recently, I wouldn't start chasing diagnoses or parts in to 'fix the situ'.

It's an 8 yr old car, with 91k miles...agree it may be drifting out the tailpipe, but pretty std consumption for that MY and miles, imo.
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