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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

 
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Hey,

Figured I'd give an update. I just got back from my road trip (Virginia to Florida) and my BMW did great!! It was a smooth ride. I ran the A/C almost the entire time. I haven't calculated the MPG yet, but will tonight. I only had to fill up once going down and once coming back.

The only problem I had was the car burnt 1 quart of oil. When I was coming back and I got into South Carolina, the overhead check oil light came on. I stopped, filled the oil back up, and the light turned off. Is that normal?
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My 1990 325i, which I've owned for over 10 years, has always burned a quart of oil every 1,000 - 1,500 miles. It doesn't leak any. I think it's a common trait. The overhead light comes on when it is down a quart, so as long as you add it then, it should be fine.
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