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Newer BMW burning oil... #5453632 06/14/20 10:21 AM
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Maybe it was abused, maybe this is a design flaw. Either way I was surprised to see this while I was out driving yesterday...

550i burning oil


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Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453645 06/14/20 10:40 AM
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Crankcase overfilled?


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Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453655 06/14/20 10:54 AM
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I'm not surprised, some BMW V8 valve stem seals have been a known problem for a while.

Do you own a BMW? Better carry a case of oil in your trunk
According to Consumer Reports, the BMW 5 Series V8 engines are 27 times more likely to burn excessive oil. What other models from BMW top the list?

Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453657 06/14/20 11:00 AM
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Maybe those 15K oil changes clogged up the rings.


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Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453659 06/14/20 11:03 AM
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The newest BMW engineering phase to get you to switch to an EV.


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Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453680 06/14/20 11:38 AM
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Do we know its not just a ton of moisture in the exhaust system from cars often sitting for extended periods these days???

Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453683 06/14/20 11:47 AM
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Almost looks like it just had a seafoam treatment.

Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453690 06/14/20 11:58 AM
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Oil overfilled or this car didn’t have regular oil changes.

15K mile oil change interval are crazy.

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Originally Posted by Mr Nice
Oil overfilled or this car didn’t have regular oil changes.

15K mile oil change interval are crazy.


Tell me about it; the M54 in my son’s E90 is at 150k miles on a 15K mile OCI. No issues but I’m sure it will spontaneously explode at any time.
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Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453730 06/14/20 01:05 PM
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Yeah I see it from time to time on various cars. But I'd say mostly Mitsubishi's.


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Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: JHZR2] #5453759 06/14/20 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JHZR2
Do we know its not just a ton of moisture in the exhaust system from cars often sitting for extended periods these days???


I was behind this car for about a mile, anytime it was moving it was puffing out blue smoke.


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Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: Mr Nice] #5453786 06/14/20 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Nice
Oil overfilled or this car didn’t have regular oil changes.

15K mile oil change interval are crazy.


Acceptable for many styles of driving with certain engines; certainly nothing a mfg should be recommending however. Did they not cut it back to 10K? (you know, the OCI Toyota recommends lol)

I'm not sure blaming the owner is in order

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Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453805 06/14/20 02:48 PM
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I had a Honda Accord puffing blue smoke with around 60k, as bad or worse. The fix was valve stem seals which I did myself in the driveway, not that bad to do. Just needed to make an air pressure adapter out of an old spark plug to keep the valves up. Maybe the 83 Accord was trying to get me to buy an EV?

Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453854 06/14/20 04:08 PM
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Far more likely to be a defect than anything else.


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Re: Newer BMW burning oil... [Re: gregk24] #5453908 06/14/20 05:55 PM
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I looked up the plates and the car is a 2011 model year, so no telling how many miles on it. It's a 550i, so it has an N63, which is a known oil burner. Not good to see, but not terribly uncommon given the car.

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