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      10-17-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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F10 M5 drinking oil like the E60?

After 3k miles i need to add a quart of oil.. No big deal, but like the E60 I guess i need to have a couple extra quarts in the trunk.. Anyone else?
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At 1200 miles my car needed a quart. Perfect timing for the first service.
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Hi I am at 7300km in my 2012 M5 and have had to top up oil twice once at 3000 and again around 7000. I am wondering if this normal ?
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After 3k miles i need to add a quart of oil.. No big deal, but like the E60 I guess i need to have a couple extra quarts in the trunk.. Anyone else?
The car likes a drink. It took a litre at 1700 miles (though the dealer had failed to top it up fully at the 1200 mile service). I've now done 2400 miles and am about half a litre away from another 1 litre top up. I am doing lots of town driving which can't be helping.

Unless it is going to give rise to engine problems, I'm not that bothered by its thirst.
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Seat those rings guys!! Rev the nuts off it briefly when everything is nice and warmed up and hold full throttle in 7th gear (S mode) at low revs/speed occasionally.
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BTW, my car has not needed one bit of oil added. Of course I had the oil replaced at the 1200 miles service, but at 2300 miles currently it hasn't budged from the max marking.
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Finally some technical sense!

Just like with a new race engine. Torque it up/down (in cycles) at low revs. :-)
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Probably very similar consumption, though YMMV slightly. Mine bonged yesterday as I pulled into my job that I need to add a liter/quart ASAP. Mileage was at 1060. The dealership opted not to perform the break-in service at that time but scheduled me for next Friday. Incidentally, they used BMW 5W-30.
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