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View Poll Results: What is your 4.0L V8's oil consumption rate?
My E9x M3 V8 engine burns 1-liter of oil every 5,000+ miles 110 53.66%
My E9x M3 V8 engine burns 1-liter of oil every 4,000 miles 31 15.12%
My E9x M3 V8 engine burns 1-liter of oil every 3,000 miles 32 15.61%
My E9x M3 V8 engine burns 1-liter of oil every 2,000 miles 11 5.37%
My E9x M3 V8 engine burns 1-liter of oil every 1,000 miles 21 10.24%
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Old Thu, Jul-02-2009, 07:25:52 PM   #21
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Folks, I have deleted all the none sense from this thread. The point of the thread is to collect useful information regarding oil consumption for everyone's reference. Please resist the temptation to thread jack in here.
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Another good question to ask would be were the break-in procedures closely followed or not and how has that correlated with oil usage.
I sincerely believe that following the proper break-in procedure for a high performance engine (like the S65) is tied to your overall oil consumption rate.

In my experience, adhering to this procedure will result in the proper "bedding in" of main bearings, connecting rod bearings & piston ring seals.

And don't forget that even after the initial break-in period, you should still allow the engine to get up to the proper operating temperature. (before you rev it out to 6000+ rpms or more)
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Anyone know a good oil change DIY? Looked around but couldn't find one.
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There's one over on M3post.com in the DIY Forums. http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185785
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Sitting at about 12.5K I have added a liter 2 seperate times. Exclusive of the break-in oil change. Guess that will put me at the 4K mile tick.
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My oil gauge in just 1 tick (.25 liters) down after a little over 1000 miles. So I expect to be in the 4000-5000 mile range before I have to add a liter.
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Just stopped by the dealer to have him add a litre for free.
i had the break in change at around 1200-1500 mile and just added my first ever litre at 10,000 miled, so getting about 8500 miles before i needed to add. The display says my next change is in another 7,000 miles.
Geeez, that's over 15,000 on the same oil!
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I ended up adding .5 liters of oil at about 8000 miles. So I figure I am burning 1 liter of oil every 13K miles or so. But since I plan to change the oil every 7500 miles I may never need to add another drop.
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1/4 down on the gauge at 1,200 miles; 1/4 down on the gauge at 6,000 miles.

Followed the break-in closely for the first 1,200; slowly ramped up from there to 3,000 miles; after that drove it pretty hard with a good amount of spirited driving and high-rev fun. I always let the car reach full operating temp and keep the throttle/revs down when it's not yet at operating temp.
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My oil meter on the dash has just dropped to 3/4 full after 4000 miles..... how much oil is that likely to be to get back to full?
1/4 liter buddy. That's exactly what I'll do if mine drops from full. Just keep track of how much you add to know how much your engine is consuming. Much better to always have your oil full, with the added benefit you don't have to carry a stupid liter of oil in your trunk, like if you owned an old truck . But most folks just want to follow the manual; to each his own.

By the way, I just have 1K miles after the 1,200-mile service, so won't vote until I have at least 1,500 miles. Hopefully it'll still be full, so I can vote with the 5000+ crowd .
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