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Krystian_E46 01-02-2009 02:02 PM

Engine Burning Oil
 
Hey

My car is almost reaching 120k miles, i use royal purple 10w30 oil.
i drive around 1000 miles and then the oil light pops up, and its low on oil.

Im thinking it's because of the high mileage that it is burning oil i dont see any leakage of oil.

And I always have to carry an extra bottle of oil.

Any thoughts about this.

itscoo2pyopants 01-02-2009 02:52 PM

my oil light comes on for like 10 secs even when i just changed the oil. even though the oil level is fine on the dipstick. could just be the oil level sensor, hows the oil look on the dipstick?

aggieE46 01-02-2009 04:04 PM

For one thing, you're using the wrong oil.

I8URAMG 01-02-2009 05:14 PM

Do you have any leaks?

Krystian_E46 01-02-2009 08:32 PM

no no leaks

sbocaj55 01-02-2009 09:27 PM

Are you checking the dipstick or just going by the oil light?

You should be using BMW 5w30 or Mobil 1 0w40...or a few others but those are my recommendations. Make sure you check the dipstick. In case you haven't heard...our oil level sensors are garbage. Mine comes on frequently, even the day I change my oil. After you run your car, open your oil cap...does it smell like burnt oil? Does your exhaust smoke?

Krystian_E46 01-02-2009 09:32 PM

yeah i check the the dipstick

paraklas 01-03-2009 09:45 AM

Start by using the correct oil :)

aggieE46 01-03-2009 10:38 AM

He doesn't want to listen.

Quote:

Originally Posted by paraklas (Post 9165954)
Start by using the correct oil :)


brewster240 01-03-2009 10:52 AM

royal purple is good ****.

bmw's by design comsume a certain amount of oil. it is used to lubricate the valve train. if it was just low enough to set the light off, top it up.

if you have the proper oil level it could be a few things. bad oil level sensor, moisture contamination, or if you take short trips the oil will get aerated and throw the sensor off. etc etc.

just keep an eye on it with the dipstick, its work since the begining of time, and is better habit then relying on the oil light.

TKC 01-03-2009 10:57 AM

If your oil light is coming on AT START UP and only flashed on for a few seconds and then turns off, you have a dead oil level sensor. Follow the DIY in my sig to replace it.


If your oil light is coming on AT SHUT DOWN of your car, you are low on oil, check your dip stick. If you are truly losing oil, one thing you might look into is the Oil Separator.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=oil+separator

aggieE46 01-03-2009 11:34 AM

Right, but he's using the wrong Royal Purple.

Quote:

Originally Posted by brewster240 (Post 9166111)
royal purple is good ****.

bmw's by design comsume a certain amount of oil. it is used to lubricate the valve train. if it was just low enough to set the light off, top it up.

if you have the proper oil level it could be a few things. bad oil level sensor, moisture contamination, or if you take short trips the oil will get aerated and throw the sensor off. etc etc.

just keep an eye on it with the dipstick, its work since the begining of time, and is better habit then relying on the oil light.


DaShoker 01-06-2009 01:57 AM

It's oil level sensor.

SexyDev 01-06-2009 08:04 AM

Bmw says to use 5w30 Full synthetic Castrol!

majicalqadi 01-15-2009 10:41 AM

i have same problem


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