Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lake Forest (El Toro), CA, USA
Keep Records and Question Their Logic
In my last effort, I got to the min level from max in 5500 miles. 900 miles is not acceptable, especially when you are triggering the warning so often. I'd document your oil usage per fill up and check the spark plugs. With your consumption you should see some white smoke in your exhaust, if not, then it's going somewhere. You need to contact BMW directly and start documenting (in writing) that you have an issue.
BMW oil, if I remember correctly, is a synthetic blend. I had issues with my K100RS with oil consumption when it was new, flipped to straight Dino oil and the rings finally seated and consumption went to almost nothing between changes.
Last edited by beavtm; Aug 8th, 2008 at 10:01 pm.