Car excessively burning oil?

Is your car excessively burning oil?


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Supra showing oil level at minimum only after driving 1500 miles brand new?

Anyone get this and what do I need to do? I’ve only driven the car 1500 miles and this came up.

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been a couple people require new engines because of cyl scoring and excessive consumption. Notify dealer so they can start to track
 

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Car does drink oil but shouldn't come on that soon.
 

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I did drive it kinda hard. Maybe that’s why. I’ll just top it off with the genuine motor oil and monitor.
Doing first oil change to put whatever kind you want in would by another option as well.
 
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New error popped up, filled one quart and error still didn’t go away. Taking it to dealer Monday.
Just did a measure again all is good but car is new it shouldn’t be eating oil like this.
 

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Just did a measure again all is good but car is new it shouldn’t be eating oil like this.
I check mine today it showed at the mid point between min and max with 1,535 miles. I found other past post showing this

link.https://www.bimmerworld.com/BMW-Engine-Oil/

BMW Oil Consumption
BMW engines are designed to consume some oil and there are factory-authorized guidelines for how much is considered normal. In order for the oil to reach critical areas it's normal for some of it to make it's way into the combustion chamber and be burned up with the air/fuel mixture. If your BMW engine is consuming/burning oil, do not panic. It could be normal operation. Side note: Leaks and consumption are not the same thing. Oil leaks may also be a "normal" fact of BMW life but they should still be properly repaired or diagnosed. Below is a table outlining accepted oil consumption for BMW engines (data is from BMW).

BMW Engine CodeNormal Oil Consumption
B-series turbo engines (B46, B58)1 liter per 1,500 miles
N-series 4/6-cylinder turbo engines (N20, N55, etc)1 liter per 1,500 miles
N-series non-turbo engines (N52, N62, etc)1 liter per 1,500 miles
N-series V8/V12 turbo engines (N63, N74, etc)1 liter per 750 miles
M-series non-turbo engines (M54, M52, etc)1 liter per 750 miles
S-series Motorsport engines (S54, S55, S65, etc)2.5 liters per 1,000 miles

Engine Break-in. Oil consumption will be higher in the initial life of an engine. This is known as the break-in period. All of the moving parts have not yet seated in their final positions and gaps and clearances may be greater than normal. The break-in period varies by engine but BMW advises not to be concerned with oil consumption in the first 10,000 miles. Break-in times may be less depending on use and care.
 
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I check mine today it showed at the mid point between min and max with 1,535 miles. I found other past post showing this

link.https://www.bimmerworld.com/BMW-Engine-Oil/

BMW Oil Consumption
BMW engines are designed to consume some oil and there are factory-authorized guidelines for how much is considered normal. In order for the oil to reach critical areas it's normal for some of it to make it's way into the combustion chamber and be burned up with the air/fuel mixture. If your BMW engine is consuming/burning oil, do not panic. It could be normal operation. Side note: Leaks and consumption are not the same thing. Oil leaks may also be a "normal" fact of BMW life but they should still be properly repaired or diagnosed. Below is a table outlining accepted oil consumption for BMW engines (data is from BMW).

BMW Engine CodeNormal Oil Consumption
B-series turbo engines (B46, B58)1 liter per 1,500 miles
N-series 4/6-cylinder turbo engines (N20, N55, etc)1 liter per 1,500 miles
N-series non-turbo engines (N52, N62, etc)1 liter per 1,500 miles
N-series V8/V12 turbo engines (N63, N74, etc)1 liter per 750 miles
M-series non-turbo engines (M54, M52, etc)1 liter per 750 miles
S-series Motorsport engines (S54, S55, S65, etc)2.5 liters per 1,000 miles

Engine Break-in. Oil consumption will be higher in the initial life of an engine. This is known as the break-in period. All of the moving parts have not yet seated in their final positions and gaps and clearances may be greater than normal. The break-in period varies by engine but BMW advises not to be concerned with oil consumption in the first 10,000 miles. Break-in times may be less depending on use and care.
Awesome, great info, thanks!
 

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Anyone get this and what do I need to do? I’ve only driven the car 1500 miles and this came up.

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Hey there! Having this very same issue myself. My A91 has a little over 2,700 miles on it and I just received my third notification to add oil. Took it to the dealer after the second occurrence, tech gave it a clean bill of health and reported no external leaks. I understand that driving styles impact oil consumption, but it seems abnormally high. Please let me know what you experience and I’ll be sure to do the same.
 

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If you can join the A91 owners group on Facebook. one of the members there has this exact issue and documented it really well in the group. Ended up needing a whole new engine. Looks like the cause was due to faulty piston rings leaking oil everywhere. I'm hoping i dont have the same issue on mine but i've just hit 1200 miles so we'll see what happens within the next few thousand.
 

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If you can join the A91 owners group on Facebook. one of the members there has this exact issue and documented it really well in the group. Ended up needing a whole new engine. Looks like the cause was due to faulty piston rings leaking oil everywhere. I'm hoping i dont have the same issue on mine but i've just hit 1200 miles so we'll see what happens within the next few thousand.
Unfortunately not on FB but I greatly appreciate the information. Supposed to take it into the dealer again, will be sure to point that out! 🙏🏽
 
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