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In This Thread: We list our oil consumption per oil change. Try to standardize it to quarts per 5000 miles (simple proportions) if you don't mind - or if you're really SOL, you can do it by quarts per tank of fuel.
 

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If I may add something.
Please add also production date year/month.

My previous M5 1998/11
Very high consumption. For 1000 kilometers/ 620 miles - 1 liter during normal driving, sometimes with harder/ trackday driving up to 1,5 1,7 liters.

Now I have 2002/07, I have it from last Friday, I take a look and write.
 

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About 2.5 quarts per 5K miles - 2000 MY - 11/99 production date. 250,000 miles fwiw. Always used about the same ~.
 

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2001 M5 with 183 000km:
1litre for 10 000km.
 

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My M5 is a 2000 with a 2002 engine. Is there a reliable way to tell the engine build date? I suspect this can be done by giving BMW the engine s/n but am not sure.
 

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2003 with 103,000 miles. 3/03 build date

0.5-1.0 qt/1000 miles, depending on how much time I spend above 4,000 rpm. She takes 2qt/1000 miles now but the extra is from an oil leak.

I use the BMW 5w-30.
 

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1 litre every 400miles, I think 1 litre is equal to 0.87987663 of your Imperial quarts (unless there are different types of quarts?)
 

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my e39 m5 11/99 with 146.000 km For 1000 kilometers / 620 miles - 1 liter during normal driving.....
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mine - 7/99 108,000 km - - 1000 kilometers / 620 miles - 1 liter during my normally spirited driving


or to the specifics of the question - - 'Try to standardize it to quarts per 5000 miles' (5000 mi. = 8046.72 km);


- it works out to approximately 8 quarts for 5000 miles cherrsagai


SO WHAT'S THE GOOD NEWS? -:confused: - well, TWS ON SALE of course - - at only 10 euro a liter! :wow:

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11/99 Build date, 104000 miles - 1 Liter every 1200 miles or 4 liters every 5000 miles.
 

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1/2001 - <0.5L per 5700-6200 miles.

Occasionaly approaching ~1L under certain conditions; 1L on one 9300 mile interval.

We'll have to see about my new M5 . . .

-J
 

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-02/00
-I use TWS 10w-60
-about 2,500 miles/ liter
-I've only put 5,000 miles on the car, using 2 liters in that time. Some hard driving, parking lot snow fun, no track time.
 

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I use to consume a liter every 400-500 miles but I drove pretty hard with lots of engine braking, strted changing oil more regularly with 0w40 and less engine braking. I am now at 1 liter every approx 5000km. I can only assume because I usually change it at 3000km and I'm not even down .5 liter.

11/99
130k miles
 
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