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I have a mini s countryman. Just had the oil changed after

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I have a mini s countryman. Just had the oil changed after about 5000 miles. Had noticed the oil light just started coming on when stopped at a stop sign or such. Service tech told us the car only had 1 qt. of oil left in it. is this a common problem? Car is a 2011 and has 74000 miles on it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

is it leaking?or smoking?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They say it doesn't seem to be leaking. It smokes once in a while when its first started
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

that is excessive consumption, Likely by your description its a valve seal or valve issue. I would suggest a compression and leak down test to verify where the oil is going

Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

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