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Old 09-04-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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Another Oil Consumption Thread by an insecure DIYer.

Ok I searched and searched. I just want a second opinion from people that may or may not have more experience than a knuckle dragger/mouth breather that I am when it comes to working on these puppies. So here goes:

I changed the valve cover gasket as the car had 100K on it and it was never done. Changed the Oil Filter housing Gasket that was a dripping leak like you read about. I did the Vanos lines as well because they looked suspect. Then a few months down the road I get a fault that the car is runing lean and the idle is all wacky. I change the CCV and all associated tubes and while doing so I notice the DISA is cracked, all pieces are there but I change that too for fear of something going into the intake manifold.
I then decide that it is a good Idea to go with an after market magnetic drain plug and well why not the BMW Synthetic. Well... Now the car is drinking a quart about every 2500 miles. Yes this is the first time it has had the BMW Synthetic in her, I was using castrol high milage 5w30 in cool weather and 10w40 in hot weather before. I'm thinking that my car, it was purchased off a spoiled college girl that drove it into the ground and never changed any of the fluids, is burning it due to the fact that it is a much thinner grade and I do drive it rather hard or should I be a bit concerned. Like I said when I used the cheaper stuff consumption was unnoticable. The car does not smoke a bit while idleing and I had a buddy follow me and while putting it in the red and also down shifting there was no smoke. I pulled the splash gaurd and it is spotless. I'm pretty sure this is normal and I'm a hypocondriact. I did the research but it is 1045 and I'm still bugged by it and just would like a little asurance from someone a bit more experienced. (Let the teddy bear and "Oh I'll hold your hand" jokes begin.) Thanks Guys!
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