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Offline M500


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E46 320i - no extra oil in about 20000km (30000-50000km)

E60 M5 - chopped through 2 x 5l bottles of TWS in about 20000km between services (new to 20000km)

X6-35D - didn't use any extra oil in about 35000km (new to 35000km)

E90 320i - uses about 500ml/ 1000km, but mind you the old girl has 178000km in the clock.

I've also had a few W163 MB petrol ML's which used no oil between, I can't recall any other cars using oil in between either.



Offline schmik325


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I have an 07 ML63 and it NEVER needs a top up between services although I've heard alot of '63 owners say they do.

MB dealers get alot of AMG drivers just rocking up asking for  alitre of oil when a message comes up on the dash



Offline robertb

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all this usage of oil and dropping of oil can be traced back to "Battle of Britain"
......................You guys are burning more oil then ANY English car I've owned.



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I have an 07 ML63 and it NEVER needs a top up between services although I've heard alot of '63 owners say they do.

MB dealers get alot of AMG drivers just rocking up asking for  alitre of oil when a message comes up on the dash
my ml55 having done 170k uses oil only cos the valve stem seals are worn or buggered, slight puff of smoke on start up cold.

the TR belches out a bit about once every 6 or 7 starts

if I park the porker on an angle at work it gives a good puff with the oil flooding one side of the engine
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Oil usage generally comes from how the car was run in for the first 1000km or so. Was the car using lots of oil a demo? Did it do a lot Of little cold engine trips? Did the car go over around 3000rpm at all when near new (getting up a steep hill while cold engine?).

Did you forget to change the engine oil after the first 1000km. Not sure about BMW but most car manufacturers put a thinner oil than what they recommend for the running in of the engine that needs to be replaced after the engine has run in.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline Neru


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The Audi 2.0tfsi engine has an oil consumption  problem, a lot have gone back under warranty to get the piston rings re-done as they were consuming more than a little per 1000km

My mum e46 is consuming oil like crazy as well, however BMW states 1l per 3000km is fine.  Have you ever thought of using an European specialist I find the service to be a lot better and cheaper



Offline schmik325


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I run a catch can on my car as the 63 engine are prone to pinging if they get carbon build up, this is what it collected after 1000 kms

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Offline robertb

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as said my Rangie powered BMW V8 95,000ks no oil usage between services.
Had a couple of late model 7 series car 4.4 V8 and a V12 car,took both on 500k odd runs no oil usage.



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