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jordan325
07-20-2004, 10:53 PM
Mine uses about 1 litre every 3000 KM?

Anyone?

T.Dot_E30
07-20-2004, 11:09 PM
umm none, buring oil aint a good sign man

AmaRu
07-20-2004, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by jordan325
Mine uses about 1 litre every 3000 KM?


:D

Jordan
07-20-2004, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by TrEvOrLiCioS
umm none, buring oil aint a good sign man

Chris de la Cruz
07-20-2004, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by TrEvOrLiCioS
umm none, buring oil aint a good sign man

:D:D

BMW_M52_M20
07-20-2004, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by jordan325
Mine uses about 1 litre every 3000 KM?

Anyone?

I guess you probably would have seen, but you aren't leaking any over a slow period time? Valve Cover Gasket? Cam seals? Oil Pan gasket? Leaky heli coil?

Most likely sounds like you may be burning oil, but you should check other options.
Jay

chromius
07-21-2004, 09:42 AM
over time, your valve guides and piston rings will start to wear out, then you will start to burn oil...

How many km's on your car?

I would say 1 liter every 3000-5000 km is not anything to really worry about.

jordan325
07-21-2004, 10:16 AM
Oh yeah, it leak oil. It's my oil pain gasket i think. I pass emissions fine and there is no blue smoke coming out of the tail pipe.

Also in our Bentley manual in Section 4 Engine on page 7, it says " Some oil consumption is normal and indicates healthy flow and distribution of the vital lubricant in the engine. BMW states that the maximum allowable oil consumption for the engines covered in the manual is 1 quart per 390 miles."

Thats crazy, 1 quart 390 miles? That is like 1 litre every 800KM.

AmaRu
07-21-2004, 10:24 AM
mayb ur using the wrong oil? i know my e30 burns synthetic oil

jordan325
07-21-2004, 10:26 AM
maybe, I use Castrol oil in it, non synthetic. The guy I bought it from said it didn't burn any oil, maybe he used something different.

BMW_M52_M20
07-21-2004, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by jordan325
maybe, I use Castrol oil in it, non synthetic. The guy I bought it from said it didn't burn any oil, maybe he used something different.

I use Castrol GTX 20W50 in mine, don't burn a drop.

BMWE30
07-21-2004, 12:43 PM
Burning some oil is normal....and I mean some (very minimal)...even new cars do it. This is especially true with a cold engine when the metal is cold and isn't expanded. Also, higher mileage engines have some wear...this will cause a little oil to get by too. Nothing to worry about....unless your consuming large amounts of it that is.

jordan325
07-21-2004, 12:58 PM
yeah, I use 20w50 Castrol as well. My 325 has 415,868 Km on it

chromius
07-21-2004, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by jordan325
yeah, I use 20w50 Castrol as well. My 325 has 415,868 Km on it

415,868km:eek: and its only burning 1 liter per 3000km...damn I'd be happy with that.*th-up*

punnzzells
07-21-2004, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by BMW_M52_M20
I use Castrol GTX 20W50 in mine, don't burn a drop.

that seems to be the best oil for E30's.... my car feels great when I have that oil in it...

punnzzells
07-21-2004, 01:23 PM
my E30 , 325 e, is around the 410, 000 km mark and I drive the Falk out of it... i rev it up and it only burns a litre of oil every 3 gas ups... if i drive it easy, then it does not burn..

long live the E30~!

mike.

Mystikal
07-21-2004, 02:13 PM
Mine has 282k, I burn a litre probably every 1500 or so. I could care less, oil is cheap. It's also well within specs, as someone posted above. It also isn't getting any worse or better, it's exactly the same consumption, so I'm really not concerned.

Bob Loblaw
07-21-2004, 02:44 PM
What are the specs for your e-tests in Ontario? We don't have those here so I'm curious. Do cars that burn a bit of oil (like most of you guys' cars) risk being taken off the road?

Chris de la Cruz
07-21-2004, 11:39 PM
^^^^i dunno but rx7's rotor engine works off burning oil so i don't think burning oil will affect the E-test that much??

chromius
07-22-2004, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
What are the specs for your e-tests in Ontario? We don't have those here so I'm curious. Do cars that burn a bit of oil (like most of you guys' cars) risk being taken off the road?

I don't have the spec sheet in front of me, but no unless you are burning insane amounts of oil, and there are clouds of blue smoke comming out the exhaust...you will pass no problem. I burn probably a liter every 4000-5000km and passed emmisions no problem. In fact I passed it with a very wide margin...and they didn't even notice my fuel pressure regulator.:D

jordan325
07-22-2004, 09:24 AM
One of my friends drives a toyota camry and that thing puffs the blue smoke. It passed e-test!

Emissions testing is just another way for the government to make money in my opinion

The Sly
07-22-2004, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
What are the specs for your e-tests in Ontario? We don't have those here so I'm curious. Do cars that burn a bit of oil (like most of you guys' cars) risk being taken off the road?

You could have a car burning lots of oil and still pass the E-test