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Old Thu, Jun-25-2009, 08:37:20 AM   #1
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my car is burning 1qt every 2k miles.
what to do???
Manual states this is normal????
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I go through 1qt about every 5k.
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Yeah, unfortunately that's normal. In fact, BMW and most other manufacturers say 1-qt every 1K miles is normal, so you know, but that's crap IMO. Anything more than your consumption I'd raise hell about it for sure.

My question to you is: How do you drive your car? If not aggressively most of the time, then I'd probably have a conversation with my dealer, at least to put it on the record. Keep us posted please.
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After my 1200 mile service I didn't have to add a quart again until ~8500 miles.
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my car is burning 1qt every 2k miles.
what to do???
Manual states this is normal????
It's not 'normal' (in the real world), but there is nothing you can really do about it (legally)...

BMW has covered their butt here by putting the 1qt. per 1000 mile DISCLAIMER in the Owner's Manual. So you don't have a leg to stand on legally even if the rate of oil consumption increases to that level.

It's total BS on their part, because even an unscientific poll (which I will start right after this post) will show that this level of oil consumption is very abnormal.

I always advise people to take 'BMW Maintenance recommendations' (in the owners manual) with a grain of salt, because it's clear to me that BMW's primary concern is cutting costs and reducing service appointments where they would have to foot the bill.

Some of their questionable maintenance recommendations (15k for an oil change in a High Performance car?) are simply not in your best interests. (long term) It's designed to get you past the 4yr./50,000mi mark without spending any more cash than they have to.

If you can understand it from that point of view, it becomes much easier to figure out why BMW's recommendations are worded in the way they are in the manual.
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Some of their questionable maintenance recommendations (15k for an oil change in a High Performance car?) are simply not in your best interests. (long term) It's designed to get you past the 4yr./50,000mi mark without spending any more cash than they have to.
Not apples to apples, but there are several Cayman S owners who posted lab results in a Blackstone testing thread on the Cayman club website. After break-in, owners were sending in 10k mi oil and getting reports back that said it could go further. 15k miles may be a little on the high side to recommend as a generic interval for all driving conditions, but it's not absurd either imo.
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