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The beast always seemed to be using alot of oil but when I asked my service people they were not concerned. Breakin period and all that. I now have 4700 miles and it is using about a quart every 600 miles. Before I make an appointment for service, any thoughts from the round panel?
 

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That sounds fairly normal... a little high, maybe, but nothing to be concerned about. Mine used about the same, then after around 5k or so started dropping off. It's at 10k now and I haven't added any oil for about 1200 miles.
 

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My M5 needed a quart at the 1200 mile checkup, and I had not added any previously. Seems reasonable to me

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Mine (3/00 production, 5W-30 oil) is at 3700 miles, last oil service 1600 miles, it's currently down 1/2 quart and I've added nothing since the oil service.
 

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Mine (build 05/00 / 10w60 engine) didnt need anything at the 1200 mile service but did need a quart at 2200 miles. it then needed another quart at around 3000 miles. now at 4k miles its still full.

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Mine (3/00 production, 10W-60 oil) is at 7100 miles, last oil service 1200 miles. It's down 1/3 quart; I've added nothing since 0 miles. Bizarre.
 

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12/99 build, 10W-60W, no oil service, add oil when oil light comes on (in miles):

3100, 4200, 5150, 6700, 8300, 9200, 11000, 13025.

My average mi/L varies a lot based on how I drive, anywhere from 900 to 3000 (I followed
the break-in directions to a T on the trip home from the dealer (Edison NJ to Sunnyvale
CA).

Brutus.
 

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Brutus,

Why did you drive your car from NJ? for fun? I am having mine shipped with a service that uses closed containers... Also, where did you pay sales tax, Ca or NJ? same question for the DMV registration...

1COOLVC - In Sunnyvale...


Originally posted by brutus:
12/99 build, 10W-60W, no oil service, add oil when oil light comes on (in miles):

3100, 4200, 5150, 6700, 8300, 9200, 11000, 13025.

My average mi/L varies a lot based on how I drive, anywhere from 900 to 3000 (I followed
the break-in directions to a T on the trip home from the dealer (Edison NJ to Sunnyvale
CA).

Brutus.
 

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I drove from NJ to CA just because the thought of hop'n on a plan to the dealer
and driving home sound like fun and as a side benefit getting all the break-in milage
done !!!

As for Sales Tax and CA reg ... I paid CA sales tax and DMV fees just like I'd bought
it at a local dealer but had a few hassels with the broker the NJ dealer used and as
a result had an almost one month period from when my NJ temp sticker expired til I had
a valid CA temp reg.

If I had it all over to do again I'd just get the Certificate of Origin and processed it
all myself: get a temp reg from CA before heading to remote dealer, file the papers
at the local DMV including paying CA state taxes and DMV fees.

Note, in either case you'll need to get your car smoged in CA.

Brutus.
 

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Thanks! would you mine emailing me at [email protected] so I could ask you some more questions off line...

Also, What color is your M5? I live in Sunnyvale, and I do not run accross too many M5s..

Arie


Originally posted by brutus:
I drove from NJ to CA just because the thought of hop'n on a plan to the dealer
and driving home sound like fun and as a side benefit getting all the break-in milage
done !!!

As for Sales Tax and CA reg ... I paid CA sales tax and DMV fees just like I'd bought
it at a local dealer but had a few hassels with the broker the NJ dealer used and as
a result had an almost one month period from when my NJ temp sticker expired til I had
a valid CA temp reg.

If I had it all over to do again I'd just get the Certificate of Origin and processed it
all myself: get a temp reg from CA before heading to remote dealer, file the papers
at the local DMV including paying CA state taxes and DMV fees.

Note, in either case you'll need to get your car smoged in CA.

Brutus.
 
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