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Old 06-06-2019, 06:51 PM
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N63 oil consumption test

Hello, I'm new to the group but am so beyond frustrated with my 2012 650i! I had less than 47k miles on the car last year when the Drive train malfunction error pop up followed by a consistent knock as if a rod is ready to go. I have metal shavings in my oil pan and filter, long story short a prime Candidate for the N63 recall (or so I thought) once I learned of the settlement late last year. I towed my car to the dealer this week to run the oil consumption test only to have them call me the following day saying BMW denied the claim based on when they pulled the black box info from the car it showed no indication of low oil light ever illuminating even though it came on nearly every month as I'm sure you all know...any advise or direction from here would be greatly appreciated! Please help CCP was done in 2015 fyi
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:52 AM
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Tool late now of course, but whenever a weird message shows up in iDrive I take out my phone and take a picture of it. I guess I never thought of the car recording the low oil light, but I guess it does not surprise me. I guess if it were me I'd look into that more - does it really record it, and what possible explanation is there for it not being stored if it actually came on? For them to deny the claim based on what you are saying, they are basically calling you a liar. Only instead of the old "it's his word vs. hers" thing, it's your word vs. your car's word.

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That do not sound right. The test is not based on whether or not some error was captured in the black box. The oil consumption test is a test to see if your motor is seeping oil between the valve seals. They should be able to tell regardless of an error code. There is a tolerance that has to be me and if you engine fails, then it's a candidate for the replacement. You should be able to get a copy of the test or the technician write up. Then take discuss with BMW of NA and if no resolution take it to your lawyers. That excuse sounds like BS to me. I got mine replaced because of the readings back from the dealer test.
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Hey guys I just purchased a 2016 650 I convertible to replace a 640 I convertible that was totaled. I believe if I'm correct my car has the N63 engine, I've noticed what I think is high oil consumption. I asked the dealership about it and they said it was not uncommon for the V8 to use a couple of quarts of oil every thousand mile or so. I'm wondering if I should get the dealership do the consumption test on mine. Do I sound reasonable or crazy.
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Hey guys I just purchased a 2016 650 I convertible to replace a 640 I convertible that was totaled. I believe if I'm correct my car has the N63 engine, I've noticed what I think is high oil consumption. I asked the dealership about it and they said it was not uncommon for the V8 to use a couple of quarts of oil every thousand mile or so. I'm wondering if I should get the dealership do the consumption test on mine. Do I sound reasonable or crazy.
Just so that everyone is on the same page...you actually have the N63TU engine. It may consume oil between oil changes...but its "usually" not as bad as the original N63 engine.

BMW models that had the N63 engine and the help from BMW with oil consumption and related issues:



Below is a chart of the six iterations of the N63 engine and the model/model years they were used:



Changes that came with the N63TU engine:

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Thanks for that info. The reason I was asking about is I have to put in as much as 4 quarts in between oil changes. The car is driven in the city much of the time I didn't know if that had anything to do with it or not. The dealership told me a quart ever 1000 miles or so is not unusual. So I was just curious
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Thanks for that info. The reason I was asking about is I have to put in as much as 4 quarts in between oil changes. The car is driven in the city much of the time I didn't know if that had anything to do with it or not. The dealership told me a quart ever 1000 miles or so is not unusual. So I was just curious
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