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Old 11-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #19
WDE46
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Originally Posted by Alki View Post
The oil is coming out of the tailpipe, it's not running down it. There's no leaks on the ground when the car isn't running. None at all. It's only when I start the car and let it idle do I see the oil on the ground at the tailpipe exit.

If the rings are gone in this car, after only 115k miles, this will more than likely be the first and last BMW I own.
There is no way oil is making it all the way out the tailpipe. Anyway, your car is either leaking oil or it is burning it. With oil loss this high there has to be a pool of oil or a lot of blue smoke when you rev it. It is just not possible for it to be anything else.

This is not typical of a BMW, so don't let that put you off. BMW engine mechanics are usually flawless. Just the rubber parts tend to fail.

Last edited by WDE46; 11-09-2012 at 04:43 PM.
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