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23i Using Oil

Postby Aidan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:35 pm

Hi All

Car - 2009 24 23i Manual, 54,000 miles with full service history.

Problem - its asking for a litre of oil every 3.5k miles. Has anyone else had a similar problem / experience.

Thanks in advance

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Postby jamie_z4 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:38 pm

That's well within tolerance jm afraid for a 6 pot n53 engine. Technical service bulletin says 1lt per 1000 miles is acceptable :thumbsup:
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Postby mr wilks » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:07 pm

Aidan wrote:Hi All

Car - 2009 24 23i Manual, 54,000 miles with full service history.

Problem - its asking for a litre of oil every 3.5k miles. Has anyone else had a similar problem / experience.

Thanks in advance


As Jamie says consumption of some form can be normal but if its really bugging you try a oil change to Millers http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Millers-CFS-5 ... SwOgdYnZNu
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Postby Aidan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:32 pm

jamie_z4 wrote:That's well within tolerance jm afraid for a 6 pot n53 engine. Technical service bulletin says 1lt per 1000 miles is acceptable :thumbsup:


Jamie, thanks for the advice.

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Postby Aidan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:33 pm

Mr Wilks, thanks for that

As Jamie says consumption of some form can be normal but if its really bugging you try a oil change to Millers http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Millers-CFS-5 ... SwOgdYnZNu[/quote]

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Postby warmasice » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:24 am

A friend of mine went from Castrol Edge (0w-30) to Mobil ESP (5w-30) and his straight 6 drank less oil. He reckoned the engine was quieter too. I'm not talking from experience, just what I've been told.
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Postby flybobbie » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:55 am

Mine burns 1litre in 10k miles. Could just about get away without topping as I change at 10k anyway, but usually keep it topped up. Now at 68k miles. I use Mobil 1.
Yours does seem a bit thirsty.


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