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My 318 had an inspection 2 service at 59646 miles on 2nd Jan. It's now got 62136 miles (2490 miles more) and the oil light has come on !!

I've just spoken to the dealer who tells me BMW claim "Up to 1 litre of oil every 1000 miles". If this is true, it has to be said that at £17 a litre, the cost of running my 318 has shot up.

I did have another E46 318 before this one and it never used a drop of oil.

Which is normal ? My previous 318 that never used a drop or my current one that's drinking oil like it's going out of fashion.

I should mention that there's no burning oil smoke out the back and no oil on my driveway.
 

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My 318 had an inspection 2 service at 59646 miles on 2nd Jan. It's now got 62136 miles (2490 miles more) and the oil light has come on !!

I've just spoken to the dealer who tells me BMW claim "Up to 1 litre of oil every 1000 miles". If this is true, it has to be said that at £17 a litre, the cost of running my 318 has shot up.

I did have another E46 318 before this one and it never used a drop of oil.

Which is normal ? My previous 318 that never used a drop or my current one that's drinking oil like it's going out of fashion.

I should mention that there's no burning oil smoke out the back and no oil on my driveway.


1 litre every 1000..........that's right mate, its pretty normal.


BUt why are you buying your oil from the stealers..........17 squids a pop!!

Find out what grade and brand they have used and buy the stuff yourself and top up when needed.
 

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Sweet Mother of God !! That's worse than an Alfa 156 I used to have !! :jaw-dropping

However, why did my previous E46 318 not use a drop in 12,000 miles ?

Dude, that's like saying: "how come 2day I shot my load in 2mins, when other times its not until a whole 2 1/2 mins!!" - just the way it is mate.

It is quite normal for a beemer to drink upto a litre every 1000 miles, some drink less, some not at all.

If there are no visible leaks, you don't have blue smoke upon start up in the mornings and whilst driving................don't worry about it:thumbsup

But changing the grade to a slightly thicker one may help consumption.

What's in it right now?
 

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I have seen that on the Opie site, but the technical literature from Fusch and even on the bottles that I have clearly say BMW LL01:confused

I really looked into this one before I put my money down and thought it was the right stuff, I will check before I put it in mine now as I am a little concerned and it was not exactly cheap..
 

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I have seen that on the Opie site, but the technical literature from Fusch and even on the bottles that I have clearly say BMW LL01:confused

I really looked into this one before I put my money down and thought it was the right stuff, I will check before I put it in mine now as I am a little concerned and it was not exactly cheap..


It does say BMW LL01, for real??

hmm, not saying you're wrong dude but as Sprintman said- many 0w/30 do not meet the required specs.

Double check whn you can mate, I'd be interested to know what the literature says.

Been using Fuchs for years now- never used the 0w/30 since the specs did not meet the needs.

I too will double check this with our supplier...........interesting?


.......still, I would not use a 0w/30, no matter what brand but again that is done to personally preference.
 

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Slacker Ray,

According to the Unipart Catalogue at my branch today 0W30 Supersyn is the correct oil for the M54 330i.:)

I have a copy of that page, which I will post later when I figure out how to. :frown

The Fuch leaflet backs this up and says that Supersyn 0W30 meets the BMW LL01 specification and the bottles of oil that I have also say the same...

Also been on the Opie oils site and when you ask it for a service pack, it comes up with the same grade!!

I am not saying this is correct, only going on the information that I have - I would appreciate your views on this...:confused

I appologise for hyjacking someone elses thread, not sure if I should of started another one for this or not?
 

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Slacker Ray,

According to the Unipart Catalogue at my branch today 0W30 Supersyn is the correct oil for the M54 330i.:)

I have a copy of that page, which I will post later when I figure out how to. :frown

The Fuch leaflet backs this up and says that Supersyn 0W30 meets the BMW LL01 specification and the bottles of oil that I have also say the same...

Also been on the Opie oils site and when you ask it for a service pack, it comes up with the same grade!!

I am not saying this is correct, only going on the information that I have - I would appreciate your views on this...:confused

I appologise for hyjacking someone elses thread, not sure if I should of started another one for this or not?


Hi mate,

That is interesting mate!

When we started off using the Fuchs brands- we looked inti the supersyn 0w/30 and even confrimed with Fuchs that this did noy meet LL01.

Gonna double check this mate.......BUT if the oil you have does indeed state that it complies to LL01 on the tub, then don't worry about it- that's fine.

I'm gonna check this out and will get back to you:thumbsup


As for Hyjacking the thread, its cool but its not for me to say dude:D

I hyjacked a thread once.....................didn't go down too well dude:rofl
 
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