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Old 10-31-2012, 08:09 PM
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Burning oil

Somebody knows the common problem on the X5. Why burns oil while ideling?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:32 AM
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The M54 engines in both my E39 and E53 burn about 1 Qt of oil between oil change (7.5K mi) and that's normal.
I dont know what engine your X has and the problem. More detail would be helpful.

2000 Dinan S1 //M5 (my DD), 06 DINAN E53 4.8iS (wife's DD), 90 Straman Z32TT (my pride & joy ride)
Gone, but not forgotten: 01 E53 3.0i, 01 525i Sport, 03 DINAN 540i MSport, 01 //M5 and 91 Z32TT

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:56 PM
04X54.4i 04X54.4i is offline
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I just bought a 04 X5 with the 4.4i and noticed the same thing....
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:33 PM
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Burning Oil

There are 2 oils pressure - PCV valves on each side of top of the engine that are probably shot and will cause your BMW to show false oil readings. Cost 19.95 each and take about 20 minutes to put on...stops smoking on Idle and oil irregularities....
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