2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 BMW 5-Series (F10) Forums General 5-Series Sedan and Wagon (F10 / F11) Forum 16000 miles and still not used any oil.
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-10-2012, 03:35 AM   #1
cc3
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 1M,X5
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: .UK

Posts: 491
iTrader: (0)

16000 miles and still not used any oil.

First service due in 1000 miles and my 520d has still not used any oil after 16000 miles. Very impressive
cc3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-10-2012, 04:59 AM   #2
delvek
Major
 
delvek's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 550i Msport
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rhineland, Germany

Posts: 1,130
iTrader: (0)

550i probably have used 2-3 quarts in .5 quart increments over the 1 year / 10,000 miles I have owned the car. I always leave a quart in my trunk so when the low oil light comes on I add .5 quart.
__________________
2011 550i M-sport:Mods: Hartge ECU (490hp/497ps@5500rp 531ft-lb/720Nm@2000rpm), ACSchnitzer suspension, ACSchnitzer sport exhaust, Msport Spoiler, Shadowline Grille, Color matched front reflectors, dvdinmotion. MyBavarianBeast: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530637
Future: 2014 F82 M4
delvek is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      03-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
JNoSol
Captain
 
JNoSol's Avatar
 
Drives: F06 and E70-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas City

Posts: 929
iTrader: (0)

BMW allows you to service it in 1k miles early!
JNoSol is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
stealth.pilot
Knight Commander ///
 
stealth.pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M5 Individual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buckhead

Posts: 4,789
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gaz26 View Post
First service due in 1000 miles and my 520d has still not used any oil after 16000 miles. Very impressive
Same with my car. No oil used at all in 4000 miles.
__________________
2014 BMW ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Countermeasures: Bel StiR+, Laser Interceptor Quad HP, Zaon MRX
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
stealth.pilot is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      03-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
SomeRandomer123
Colonel
 
SomeRandomer123's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i Luxury - Sport Auto
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lancashire, North West England, UK

Posts: 2,550
iTrader: (0)

The first 1200 miles, it drank oil but after break-in, very frugal!
__________________

Gone: 2006 BMW E60 520d SE 6MT
Gone: 2009 BMW E90-LCI 330d SE 6MT
Current: 2012 F30 328i Luxury 8AT
My 328i initial thoughts + media!http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712673
SomeRandomer123 is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2012, 12:06 AM   #6
rexus300
Private First Class
 
Drives: car
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida

Posts: 148
iTrader: (1)

Doesn't matter if it doesn't use oil. Don't keep pushing that car without changing that dirty oil each 10k miles if you own it.
rexus300 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2012, 05:11 PM   #7
delvek
Major
 
delvek's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 550i Msport
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rhineland, Germany

Posts: 1,130
iTrader: (0)

I agree, I need to make an appointment to change the oil, i just past 10k Miles.
__________________
2011 550i M-sport:Mods: Hartge ECU (490hp/497ps@5500rp 531ft-lb/720Nm@2000rpm), ACSchnitzer suspension, ACSchnitzer sport exhaust, Msport Spoiler, Shadowline Grille, Color matched front reflectors, dvdinmotion. MyBavarianBeast: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530637
Future: 2014 F82 M4
delvek is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #8
JNoSol
Captain
 
JNoSol's Avatar
 
Drives: F06 and E70-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas City

Posts: 929
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by delvek View Post
550i probably have used 2-3 quarts in .5 quart increments over the 1 year / 10,000 miles I have owned the car. I always leave a quart in my trunk so when the low oil light comes on I add .5 quart.
The 535i N55 doesn't have this problem. But for the 550i, is there an explanation of where the oil goes to? Sneaking pass the piston rings or going into your intakes?
JNoSol is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-12-2012, 11:07 AM   #9
crmgr
Private
 
Drives: 2011 BMW 535XI M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ohio

Posts: 55
iTrader: (0)

My M-Sport just passed 10,000 with no add oil light. Even the electronic dip stick says I'm OK. My 2008 E60 needed a quart after 6,000. This is a lease, so I'll probably just wait until 15,000 for the first change even though my service reminder says 18,000. Will see if my dealer gives me a hard time.
crmgr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #10
the_rangdo
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 530d F11
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Rochdale

Posts: 327
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to the_rangdo
14,500 miles on mine, no oil used. Booked in for an oil service in 3 weeks ready for a nice long drive/holiday.
__________________
the_rangdo is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      03-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
delvek
Major
 
delvek's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 550i Msport
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rhineland, Germany

Posts: 1,130
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JNoSol
Quote:
Originally Posted by delvek View Post
550i probably have used 2-3 quarts in .5 quart increments over the 1 year / 10,000 miles I have owned the car. I always leave a quart in my trunk so when the low oil light comes on I add .5 quart.
The 535i N55 doesn't have this problem. But for the 550i, is there an explanation of where the oil goes to? Sneaking pass the piston rings or going into your intakes?
I can't explain it other then sustained high speed driving. I really don't know where it is going.
__________________
2011 550i M-sport:Mods: Hartge ECU (490hp/497ps@5500rp 531ft-lb/720Nm@2000rpm), ACSchnitzer suspension, ACSchnitzer sport exhaust, Msport Spoiler, Shadowline Grille, Color matched front reflectors, dvdinmotion. MyBavarianBeast: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530637
Future: 2014 F82 M4
delvek is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      03-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #12
JNoSol
Captain
 
JNoSol's Avatar
 
Drives: F06 and E70-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas City

Posts: 929
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by delvek View Post
I can't explain it other then sustained high speed driving. I really don't know where it is going.
Weird. If it's going into the intake, it would be nice if someone makes the oil catch cans for the F10.
JNoSol is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-14-2012, 04:52 AM   #13
delvek
Major
 
delvek's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 550i Msport
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rhineland, Germany

Posts: 1,130
iTrader: (0)

Agreed, there has been lots of discussion on the topic but nothing conclusive. Its not that much if a bother for me although a catch-can would be of interest.
__________________
2011 550i M-sport:Mods: Hartge ECU (490hp/497ps@5500rp 531ft-lb/720Nm@2000rpm), ACSchnitzer suspension, ACSchnitzer sport exhaust, Msport Spoiler, Shadowline Grille, Color matched front reflectors, dvdinmotion. MyBavarianBeast: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530637
Future: 2014 F82 M4
delvek is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      03-14-2012, 09:49 AM   #14
crmgr
Private
 
Drives: 2011 BMW 535XI M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ohio

Posts: 55
iTrader: (0)

Checked my electronic dipstick yesterday and I was down a quarter after 10,000 miles. Think that's pretty good if you buy into the theory that you can go 15,000-18,000 miles between oil changes.
crmgr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 PM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST