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      01-13-2019, 10:48 PM   #1
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2012 x5 35d burning oil

A few weeks back I got a warning light to add more oil so first I check my dip stick and yes the oil was on the low end. I add about half quart of bmw diesel oil and that brought it up to 3/4 full.
My SAV has 111k on it. Is it common for diesel's to burn oil? I never has to add oil before. I had the SAV since 30k going on 5 years.
I do not have any oil on my driveway so I am assuming it is getting used up. I haven't got a chance to check under it just yet for leaks but no
spots on driveway.
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A few weeks back I got a warning light to add more oil so first I check my dip stick and yes the oil was on the low end. I add about half quart of bmw diesel oil and that brought it up to 3/4 full.
My SAV has 111k on it. Is it common for diesel's to burn oil? I never has to add oil before. I had the SAV since 30k going on 5 years.
I do not have any oil on my driveway so I am assuming it is getting used up. I haven't got a chance to check under it just yet for leaks but no
spots on driveway.
Yes, you will need to top it off after 6-7K miles after an oil change.. you have to add 1 quart to get it to the max level again. Totally normal.
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I normally burn about a half quart between oil changes so never have to add oil between them. But using slightly more oil than should not be a significant concern, I wouldn't think.
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Very common on all E70 model years
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Very common on all E70 model years
thank you guys for the info.
I never had any issues before with oil. This just started .
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Very common on all E70 model years
thank you guys for the info.
I never had any issues before with oil. This just started .
It all depends on how old the car is and the maintenance.. older car tend to burn more when your turbos, valve cover gaskets, oil pan or other parts start leaking then you'll find yourself topping off your oil more often
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Very common on all E70 model years
thank you guys for the info.
I never had any issues before with oil. This just started .
It all depends on how old the car is and the maintenance.. older car tend to burn more when your turbos, valve cover gaskets, oil pan or other parts start leaking then you'll find yourself topping off your oil more often
mine is a 2012. Started a few weeks back
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What, no oil-burner jokes yet??
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What, no oil-burner jokes yet??
that's funny. I guess we assumed OP was talking about engine oil and not fuel oil!
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