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Old 02-11-2012, 07:15 AM
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Now that I know what the block is made of and were not to take it for welding... Mine was a quart low at around 3500, I was not near a steeler so just put a quart in. I did a oil change at 5K, at 10K oil is still full, so I may not be burning as much now that the engine has broken in some.
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First it happend at 6000km. Now again, at 9900km.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:01 PM
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This looks like a thread that break in regimen that was followed from new would be interesting.

Can you guy report on that?
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Mine needed a quart every 3000 miles until it went in for an oil change at 12000 miles. I am at 17000 miles now and the gauge still says its full. Maybe people with new cars should pay for an oil change at 3000-5000 miles and the engine will no consume oil as fast?
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First it happend at 6000km. Now again, at 9900km.
looking at your pass posts, it seems like you never follow BMW's recommanded break in procedure. I hope thats not the cause of your engine consuming oil. If you are leasing, then its all good.
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looking at your pass posts, it seems like you never follow BMW's recommanded break in procedure. I hope thats not the cause of your engine consuming oil. If you are leasing, then its all good.
It seems to me that BMW's break-in procedure is the reason behind the excessive oil consumption. Most of these guys with this issue broke-in their car properly, but as their engines aged (and was actually broken-in under heavier loads) the oil burning situation improved.
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looking at your pass posts, it seems like you never follow BMW's recommanded break in procedure. I hope thats not the cause of your engine consuming oil. If you are leasing, then its all good.
and now again at 13500KM.

When I was during the break in period I asked the dealer, and said to drive it normally. And believe me, I did not race it.
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A good dealer performs the top-off for free including the oil. Mine does but the other dealer around here doesn't.
My dealer in Northern California (Concord) added a qt to my f10 535i (around 5k miles) no charge.
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I'm at 2900 with max showing on the oil display. i've had the car 6 months and followed break in, but have not driven it like a granny. it's opened up quite often. exhaust shows no soot....as i know this isn't a VANOS nor DFI engine. my porsche used oil, and my 535 dirtied it's exhaust within seconds of scouring it clean.

i bought 1qt of 5W-30 Castrol Edge Synthetic as my back-up. Per the manual, I was surprised to see that the N63 ran 5W-30.
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