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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 Sun, Nov-01-2009, 02:26:43 PM   #31
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Just got my M3 on Thursday but I'm already at 830 miles. No oil needed yet. I'll let you guys know soon when I need some. I hear it really only burns oil at higher RPMs so maybe that has something to do with it as well?
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i had a good habbit of changing my oil every 7k miles before the boost, then have decided to drop it down to every 5k miles due to the extra oil used for lubercation of turbo and extra lines from scavenge pump and so forth.
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Old Tue, Nov-03-2009, 09:28:01 PM   #33
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I've been burning more since driving the car really hard. I believe I lost a liter in around 3-4K miles. Since topping that off, I've lost half a liter in about 1-2K miles I believe.

This is driving the car hard... flooring it everyday to redline when I get a chance. I'll floor it to 4-5k rpm on a regular basis as well. I'll hit 120-130 mph at least once or twice a week.
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Turned 12,500 miles today with a 2008 M3, no oil consumption to date.
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Old Thu, Nov-26-2009, 01:19:52 PM   #35
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Turned 12,500 miles today with a 2008 M3, no oil consumption to date.
Wow, that's a lot of miles without having to add any oil to top off.

Was your 1200mi service done at approx. 1200 miles? Sooner? Later?

And just to clarify, you didn't do any in-between oil changes?
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just crossed the 9000 mile mark and I've had to add 2 liters so far.
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i couldn't agree more. we do the same thing with our race bikes which are in there case a high performance 450 4 stroke and 250 4 stroke motor. we then drain the oil after the first ride and repeat before putting in the full synthetic. it had led to very reliable performance and low oil consumption. i have seen bikes blow and/or burn oil alot even into the air filter when not broken in correctly

i fall under the liter every 5,000 miles category. my E39 M5 was even more as that went through oil more so then this car

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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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1 quart every 3k miles.
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just rolled over 10k miles - no oil needed yet. Still registering at full, as new
- no inbetween changes either

Service was done right at 1200 miles, (+- 10).
I followed the break in procedure 98% of the time.
I always bring the car/drivetrain up to temperature before pushing it...
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just rolled over 10k miles - no oil needed yet. Still registering at full, as new
- no inbetween changes either

Service was done right at 1200 miles, (+- 10).
I followed the break in procedure 98% of the time.
I always bring the car/drivetrain up to temperature before pushing it...
Good solid info.

At 8800 miles on the current oil, I assume you are doing a fresh oil change soon?
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