Last post on Mar 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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#2731 of 2734 Re: oil usage between changes [milner007]
Nov 02, 2012 (5:08 pm)
It's normal. I had a 2008 528xi, which never needed oil. I now have a 2011 535 drive that I had to add a quart. Heard its normal for turbos. This was about 12k miles. I'm now at 26k and I see the need to add another quart. Nothing to worry about IMHO
#2732 of 2734 Re: oil usage between changes [x021627]
Nov 02, 2012 (6:50 pm)
Thanks to both- I figured it was sort of OK- now that there is no dipstick (which I hate) it maybe is a little more accurate or something
Mar 25, 2013 (2:51 pm)
This weekend I passed 200k miles on my 2002 530i 5 speed/sport package. Car was bought through the European Delivery Program, delivered in Munich on July 4, 2002. No problems at all, still on original clutch. Maintenance costs are:
Total 23876.17 0.12/mile
MPG since new: 26.5
Average speed: 47.8 MPH
#2734 of 2734 Re: 200k miles [530ir1150r]
by kyfdx HOST
Mar 25, 2013 (4:00 pm)
That's amazing... since my commute changed, I've moved from averaging around 36 mph up to 41 mph... My mileage is still around 26 mpg..