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bmw 325i: leaks that i can see..using castrol EDGE 5-230.

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my bmw 325i se seems to be using a lot of oil. There are no leaks that i can see. I have been using Castrol EDGE 5-W30. Could it be the oil ? its much thinner then normal oil, or is it something else.

ok, how much are you burning - 1qt per 500 miles, 1qt per 1000-1500 miles, or another amount?

how many miles on it?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
There's 78000 on the clock i'm burning about 1Lt every 2000 miles

Ok, that is well within specs and allowable oil usuage. 1L per 1200-1500 miles is considered normal and within specs, so 1L per 2000 miles is well within that.

Switching to a slightly thicker oil would reduce this very small amount being burned to near zero usuage.

But to reassure you, there is nothing wrong with your engine as far as oil usuage is concerned.
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