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Posted by Henry on November 23, 1999 at 12:59:35:

In Reply to: Re: Anyone else using any Oil posted by Gregor on November 23, 1999 at 08:11:57:

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: I will check with my dealer, and see if they think a quart in the first 4k miles is odd. It has been quite cold here lately in Connecticut, and wonder if that would have any effect. I do not see any signs of a leak, and the car is running great. I do a lot of highway driving, but used the car around town during break in. I also hardly ever use the cruise control, and don't tend to drive at a steady speed, as I run with the ever changing flow between CT, NY, NJ and MA.

: The manual does not indicate how often the car should need oil, and from past cars a quart every 5k miles would be normal. Unsure, whether this is normal for a 328, however, and would appreciate more comments.

: Gregor
: 00 328Ci, 5 sp....


Oil consumption could also be caused by the way you drive. Constant high rpm freeway driving tend to consume oil more than just cruising. I remember during autoxing with my old E30, the car burns 2 qts during a day of the event.


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