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X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current)
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:32 AM
cigarman1964 cigarman1964 is offline
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Advice needed on oil

Hello -

I have a 2011 X6 xdrive50i and I need some advice on which oil to use.

I bought this CPO and I have since learned that my engine burns about a quart of oil every 3K miles or so.

Dealer tells me that this is normal...........not sure how this is normal.

Anyway, I live in Dallas and am wondering which is the best weight oil to use for my quarterly top offs....there is approximately 43K miles on the engine.

Thanks all!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:03 AM
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I would not trust any dealer who tells me using 1 quart oil every 3k is normal with only 43k on the engine. Perhaps closer to 100k that is normal. At best, in my eyes it is perhaps acceptable.
I got 225k on a E46 and no oil needed between oil changes (every 4k or 5k).
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:09 PM
RockChips RockChips is offline
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That's normal for V8's.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:12 PM
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Just buy some BMW oil from the dealership to top off.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:34 AM
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Cigarman 1964: I own a 2011 X6 35i and run a quart low about every 5000 miles. Since I live in Southern Italy, I am able to hit the Autostrada everyday to and from work and most journeys, so I have my Beamer blowing out the carbon quite often. I ordered oil from Bav Auto sports as replacement until I do full oil changes: http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp In Europe we pay for all oil changes as the BMW warranty doesn't cover us like stateside. It usually runs me around $275.00+ per oil change thru the dealership. Yes you all read that correctly. Synthetic oil in Italy runs around 25-30 Euro per liter in most places and of course BMW doesn't entertain the use of other oils such as Penn or Castrol.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:55 PM
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Cigarman 1964: I own a 2011 X6 35i and run a quart low about every 5000 miles. Since I live in Southern Italy, I am able to hit the Autostrada everyday to and from work and most journeys, so I have my Beamer blowing out the carbon quite often. I ordered oil from Bav Auto sports as replacement until I do full oil changes: http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp In Europe we pay for all oil changes as the BMW warranty doesn't cover us like stateside. It usually runs me around $275.00+ per oil change thru the dealership. Yes you all read that correctly. Synthetic oil in Italy runs around 25-30 Euro per liter in most places and of course BMW doesn't entertain the use of other oils such as Penn or Castrol.
Why don't you do the oil change yourself and save some money. I bought an oil pump a few years ago, and all changes are made from the top, no need to get under the car, no need to get dirty.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:59 AM
Ken@BavAuto Ken@BavAuto is offline
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The extractor pumps are awesome but they only work on cars that have a dipstick. Unfortunately a 2011 X6 does not.
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