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Old 12-16-2012, 02:56 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Stinger9 View Post
You are doing everything correctly. Very unusual!
Likely valve stem seals or oil rings (btw, these will not show up on compression test--what is your mechanic thinking?).
How does the inside of your tailpipe look?
Might be best to keep adding oil and run with it.

someone beat this car when it was new, or was neglectful on oil changes badly.
I've owned the car since 2007, bought with 60k. I've always maintained the car very well. The inside of the exhaust tips are black from soot. Is that not normal? The leak down test will conclude whether or not a cylinder has too much seepage pass the rings. Adding oil and keep on going is what I've been doing since the problem began, however, I want to possibly isolate the problem.

BMW ///M235i - JB4 Stage 2 (364whp)

Originally Posted by DAm3Kid View Post
FELLAS.........DON'T GET ZUCK'D!!!!!!!
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