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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-12-2019, 05:16 AM
reginaldmaignan reginaldmaignan is offline
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Please help . I Have a 2007 525i it runs great. It has over 160000 miles . I drive about 350 miles a week. Lately I have to add a quart of oil every 2 to 3 weeks. There's no sign of oil leaks. Any idea ?
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:45 AM
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Pull the belly pan off and have a good look from underneath.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:06 AM
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Switch over to Rottella diesel oil 15w-40. I have almost 200,000 miles on my engine since I switched. Cut oil consumption in half.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:50 AM
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Pull the belly pan off and have a good look from underneath.
+1. The underbody trims on these can hold a lot of oil before anything starts to drip on the ground.

And oil reccomendations are impossible to agree on**, but I like Castrol High Mileage 5W30 for newer BMWs - it has seal conditioners that will sometimes swell up old seals and stop leaks.

Increasing viscosity isn't always a good idea for solving oil consumption problems since these engines were designed for low viscosity oil for use with VANOS and other sensitive systems.

**Bob Is The Oil Guy. Google it if you want a fun 'rabbit hole'.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:31 PM
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switching to a heavy weight oil because your bmw is leaking from everywhere.. is about as redneck as it can be..

yeah its gonna work.. (*and honestly the ones that leak the most last the longest BUT)!!! but thats not how this works... Unless you plan on getting rid of it next month..

the proper way is to identify the leaking spot, and repair,

there are some BMW engines that suffer ring problems... but a good soak and some times brings them back,

start by remove'n the belly pans, cleaning the engine... and parking on cardboard sheets like slips sheets

and DONT RUN IT OUTTA OIL

*Lol "BOB the oil guy" i worked with a guy like that for years.. man he was serious about oil
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:10 PM
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^ yeah, people going to Blackstone Labs after every oil change. Doing dyno pulls with various oils to see which gives them an extra .1hp. Nucking futs.
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