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Re: oil consuption normal? Nikasil? (archive)

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Posted by Joe on August 29, 2001 at 11:53:12:

In Reply to: oil consuption normal? Nikasil? posted by jme34 on August 29, 2001 at 11:25:06:

One quart per 5000 miles? No one could think that was excessive, even BMW. The real test will be how long the next quart is consumed. Watch weekly is my suggestion.

I have a 1995 530i 5sp, Nikasil, 43K. Last oil change about 11 months and 5K miles ago I switched to Mobil 1 sythetic. I have not observed any oil leaks. My low oil warning went off a few days ago and sure enough, it was a quart low. Is this normal? Could it relate to the Nikasil problem? I think my idle has become rough. About a year ago I had the idle quality and the other priliminary test done. The car passed. They wanted me to pay for the leakdown. I elected to wait until a little before the warranty runs out with is February of 2002. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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