3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I purchased a 2005 320 E46 last November and every couple of months (about 3 months) the oil light comes on showing yellow. I talked to the dealership who said this was normal for an aluminum block engine to burn oil and would require a "top up" once in awhile. I only have 20,000 km on it and have had to add 4 litres in 11 months.
Has anyone come across this issue of burning oil?
That is BS!!! My car is 5 years old/60 000 kilometer on it, I do oil change every 12000 km(7500 miles) and I never add oil between changes ! It is ridiculous 2005 Bimmer drink oil like a horse.What have an alluminium block to do with that?
They simply want to get rid of you.Do not let them, fight them !
BTW 4 liters in 11 months, you virtually changed 75% of your oil. LOL..
I will actually have the same problem in my 2001 530i sport. I do lot's of stop and go driving, therefore it's possible that with the engine reaching hi temperatures, the oil would burn. Highway driving woud allow the engine to breathe better, thus cooling it at the same time. MTD...do you do stop ang go traffic?
I occasionally added oil for the first thousand miles or so, but I haven't had to as often or as much as you have! Are you noticing puddles of oil under the vehicle? I would have someone drop the cover plate and see if there are any signs of a leak. Better safe than sorry.
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