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Old 10-22-2004, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to this forum as I am on my 1st BMW.

I have an automatic with 35K on the clock and is driven in normal style and conditions but has just burned 1L of oil in 3 months and there is no sign of leakage.

Has anyone had this experience?
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I own 2001 530i and I add about .5 litre of oil every other week. I have heard that it is very normal for streight 6 engines, especially when your driving style is to go above 4,000 rpm often. Call the dealer and make sure it is true. I don't worry about it myself.
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I own 2001 530i and I add about .5 litre of oil every other week. I have heard that it is very normal for streight 6 engines, especially when your driving style is to go above 4,000 rpm often. Call the dealer and make sure it is true. I don't worry about it myself.
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Thanks for the feedbck I have a 520i also 2001, will check with the dealer.
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can u see blue smoke?
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1L in 3 months not 3 DAYS? NORMAL and you will not see blue smoke!!
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1L in 3 months not 3 DAYS? NORMAL and you will not see blue smoke!!
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Thnaks for the reassurance - it is due a service soon and will get the dealer to double check.
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