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Post by Pastry » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:23 am

Being very new to the ///M I have no experience of oil consumption. I am going on a 2000 plus mile road trip at the weekend and even though it's not an Alpina :wink: I will take oil with me and wondered what it's likely to use in your experience?
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Post by mmm-five » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:24 am

I was used to the 1L per 1000-2000 miles of the e34 M5, so expect the Z4M to be similar.

However, in 143,000 miles, I've not used a drop between services - albeit with 6,000 mile oil changes.

I still carry a litre just in case.
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Post by Kernow-Z4 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:26 am

Welcome to M Ownership,

Cant say mine has ever really used any. Change my oil every 4-5000 Miles but havent as of yet had to add any inbetween services...

Every car may be different so probably wouldnt harm to take a litre with you as insurance.
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Post by ZAR4MC » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:20 pm

I'm going to agree with Kernow.

I've had my Z for about 10 000km's now and already done two oil changes (one before and one after i did the bearings) til this day i drive with 1L of oil in the boot for top ups but i've never had to top up Engine oil in the car even after a 2000km road trip.ect
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Post by hopz121 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:10 pm

I change mine every 6000-7000 miles and as others have said mine doesn't use a drop either :)

I have a spare litre in the boot just in case though
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Post by Gustavo7 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:25 pm

Coming from a rotary Mazda I was used to carry a 5L bottle in the boot, but the S54 does not consume a drop of oil, just shows how well engineered they are! Still have the original 1L bottle in an original bmw bag in the boot. :lol:
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Post by Adam D » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:17 pm

My 3.0 liked a drop of oil but the M doesn't seem to use any between changes (half intervals). I think it was bedded in well :driving:
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Post by TomK » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:35 pm

Both S54 engined cars I've had have never discernibly used any oil. Can't hurt to take a litre spare as others have said, but if the engine really did start drinking oil I would get it onto a flat bed straight away personally.
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Post by Pastry » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:43 pm

Thanks all, these cars just get better the more I find out :thumbsup:
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Post by buzyg » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:14 pm

Pastry wrote:
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Thanks all, these cars just get better the more I find out :thumbsup:
Just wait until you have done a 2,000 mile road trip in one. :driving: :D For the record mine doesn't use much oil either. :wink:
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Post by Angelus666 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:11 pm

Mine seemingly doesn't use any between services, the same as my old CSL. The TTRS uses about 1lt every 3k miles.

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Post by RickRob » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:45 pm

Mine doesn't use any oil either and it's on 107miles.

If you don't take emergency oil with you you could double the luggage you can get in the boot! :lol:
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Post by firebobby » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:50 pm

RickRob wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:45 pm
Mine doesn't use any oil either and it's on 107miles.

If you don't take emergency oil with you you could double the luggage you can get in the boot! :lol:
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Post by Pastry » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:03 pm

firebobby wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:50 pm
RickRob wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:45 pm
Mine doesn't use any oil either and it's on 107miles.

If you don't take emergency oil with you you could double the luggage you can get in the boot! :lol:
No, he's got rid of the e89 RR :rofl:
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Post by D4dawg » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:34 pm

Oil and filter every 4/5k
Used to like other cars carry a litre in boot
Had car for 3 years in June
Let's just say litre lives in the garage haha
Makes room for more cleaning stuff
Fuel however :D

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