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Old 01-25-2009, 10:37 AM   #7
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Location: Pasadena, CA
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My Ride: 2002 BMW 330i
I am having the same issue with burning oil. It seems it is getting progressively worse. Every 700 miles or so my oil light comes on after I shut off the car. I check the dip stick and the level is below normal and I would put about 1 quart back in. I've already changed the PCV (aka oil separator) but it didn't fix the problem. I am using Synthetic Castrol 10W-40. I know some say to use 5W-30. I'll give that a try and see if it improves things. Hard to believe a slight difference in oil viscosity will make any significant changes.

My car has about ~114K miles.
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