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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


View Poll Results: You can only fit into one of the 4 categories. Choose the one that includes you.
Broken in per bmw, doesn't burn oil OR not broken in per bmw and does burn oil 49 80.33%
broken in per bmw, does burn oil OR not broken in per bmw and doesn't burn oil 12 19.67%
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Old Fri, Dec-30-2005, 09:34:16 PM   #31
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You have totally lost me now. Simple question; with 22 people responding to your poll so far, how many burn oil? :nixweiss:
doesn't matter.
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Broke both M3's in a bit more conservatively than BMW recommends...neither of them ever burned any oil. Including the supercharged car.
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Bump for more votes now that everyone's back at work
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I followed the break in procedures to the "t", and every time I start her with cold oil I baby her until the oil warms up.
It used about three quarters of a quart in the first 800 miles, but none since, not a drop, and I have 5000 miles.
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Followed break-in instructions for the most part. Never exceeded 5500 rpm. I always take it easy on her when she's cold. Sometimes I catch myself lugging the motor, which is a bad thing. The day before I brought the car in for 1200 mile service, I checked the dipstick, and oil was at half level. I don't know if it burned that much oil in 1200 miles, or if it wasn't completely full to begin with. I didn't check the oil when I furst took delivery.
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Followed break-in instructions for the most part. Never exceeded 5500 rpm. I always take it easy on her when she's cold. Sometimes I catch myself lugging the motor, which is a bad thing. The day before I brought the car in for 1200 mile service, I checked the dipstick, and oil was at half level. I don't know if it burned that much oil in 1200 miles, or if it wasn't completely full to begin with. I didn't check the oil when I furst took delivery.
iirc, it's 1 liter between marks...so at most you used 1/2 liter, and during initial run-in, is not bad...it will decrease over time...

but I doubt it was topped off, so you actually used less...

should have checked it when you took delivery...
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iirc, it's 1 liter between marks...so at most you used 1/2 liter, and during initial run-in, is not bad...it will decrease over time...

but I doubt it was topped off, so you actually used less...

should have checked it when you took delivery...
Big mistake on my part. I was just too excited to get out the door and go I suppose. Now that the 1200 mile service has been performed, I checked the oil even before I left the dealership. Oil level is right at the Max line... no more, no less. I'll check it again after 1000 or 1500 miles and see where we stand. I bought an extra liter of oil just in case anyway. Thanks Art.
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Well, there is a flaw in the logic. You should be constructing the poll in a way that any conclusion can be reached. Even a conclusion that you hadn't thought of. By doing it like you did, you've limited yourself to the yes or no answer to a link between break-in and consumption. Now, each possible outcome has an equal chance of winning. In reality, you're trying to analyze systems that are much too complex for either or.
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Well, there is a flaw in the logic. You should be constructing the poll in a way that any conclusion can be reached. Even a conclusion that you hadn't thought of. By doing it like you did, you've limited yourself to the yes or no answer to a link between break-in and consumption. Now, each possible outcome has an equal chance of winning. In reality, you're trying to analyze systems that are much too complex for either or.
both have an equal chance of winning so if there is no corelation it'll be a tie.
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This poll is pretty useless since you have combined too many options and it is so confusing the end result will be inconclusive because of erroneous answers.

Btw, to save you the trouble, there is no correlation between breaking in and oil consumption.
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