Bimmerpost
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Technical Topics Mechanical Maintenance and TSBs: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / TSBs and Service Bulletin Just over 2000 miles and my M340i already needs a quart of oil

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-19-2019, 01:31 PM   #1
PandaMobile
Private First Class
PandaMobile's Avatar
United_States
72
Rep
121
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i TB II
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2020 BMW M340  [0.00]
Just over 2000 miles and my M340i already needs a quart of oil

I have been told that BMW does burn oil. But This seems a little soon for a new car. Can someone let me know if this is normal for BMW?.
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 01:47 PM   #2
claykin
Brigadier General
United_States
574
Rep
3,372
Posts

Drives: various BMW
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PandaMobile View Post
I have been told that BMW does burn oil. But This seems a little soon for a new car. Can someone let me know if this is normal for BMW?.
Are you very aggressive on the accelerator? Even so, with a BMW 6 cyl you shouldn't need more than 1 qt between 10K change intervals (my last 3 BMW 6 cyl engines did not consume oil). Your car has the newly revised O1 version of the B58 so maybe things are (sadly) different?

Anyway, not a good sign. Have it checked.
__________________
2017 540i | 2019 X3 | 2019 540i MSport
Appreciate 1
      08-19-2019, 01:59 PM   #3
tturedraider
Colonel
tturedraider's Avatar
943
Rep
2,635
Posts

Drives: 2006 Sonora E90 330i sport pkg
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, Edgewater (via Texas & Tennessee)

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by claykin View Post
Are you very aggressive on the accelerator? Even so, with a BMW 6 cyl you shouldn't need more than 1 qt between 10K change intervals (my last 3 BMW 6 cyl engines did not consume oil). Your car has the newly revised O1 version of the B58 so maybe things are (sadly) different?

Anyway, not a good sign. Have it checked.
Agreed. Not a particularly good sign.
__________________

www.bmwcca.org
member #388003 - Use me as a referral & you could win a one day ///M Driving School!!
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 02:22 PM   #4
DonTheDon
New Member
12
Rep
23
Posts

Drives: M340i, 340, mustang
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PandaMobile View Post
I have been told that BMW does burn oil. But This seems a little soon for a new car. Can someone let me know if this is normal for BMW?.
I'm at 4800, always flooring it, still fine on oil. Needing it at 2k is definitely abnormal.
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 02:24 PM   #5
PandaMobile
Private First Class
PandaMobile's Avatar
United_States
72
Rep
121
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i TB II
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2020 BMW M340  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by claykin View Post
Are you very aggressive on the accelerator? Even so, with a BMW 6 cyl you shouldn't need more than 1 qt between 10K change intervals (my last 3 BMW 6 cyl engines did not consume oil). Your car has the newly revised O1 version of the B58 so maybe things are (sadly) different?

Anyway, not a good sign. Have it checked.

For the most part I was mostly city miles. I spend a lot of time in traffic.
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 02:45 PM   #6
TheObviousChild
Captain
TheObviousChild's Avatar
United_States
183
Rep
600
Posts

Drives: '20 M340 xDrive
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CO

iTrader: (0)

May have started low?

On my F30 340, I have to keep a quart handy...Seems like once every 1 or 2 years, I need to top it off. Have heard the turbo is part of the reason it eats through it a bit quicker.
__________________
2020 M340 xDrive Sunset Orange over Oyster

Previous: 2016 340xi EBII over Coral Red, 2013 335xi EBII over Coral Red, 2010 328i, 2007 328i, 2004 325i
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 03:13 PM   #7
claykin
Brigadier General
United_States
574
Rep
3,372
Posts

Drives: various BMW
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheObviousChild View Post
May have started low?

On my F30 340, I have to keep a quart handy...Seems like once every 1 or 2 years, I need to top it off. Have heard the turbo is part of the reason it eats through it a bit quicker.
Maybe, but the B58 O1 variant I recall has a more advanced cooling system for the turbo. So, shouldn't be that...
__________________
2017 540i | 2019 X3 | 2019 540i MSport
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 03:15 PM   #8
claykin
Brigadier General
United_States
574
Rep
3,372
Posts

Drives: various BMW
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DonTheDon View Post
I'm at 4800, always flooring it, still fine on oil. Needing it at 2k is definitely abnormal.
Please try an iDrive oil measurement and see if you're still topped off.
__________________
2017 540i | 2019 X3 | 2019 540i MSport
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 03:55 PM   #9
Weiner0123
First Lieutenant
Weiner0123's Avatar
Canada
348
Rep
374
Posts

Drives: 2020 m340i. 2013 328i
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Calgary

iTrader: (0)

That's weird I think there's something wrong, Did you follow the correct break in procedure I'm at 5K KM and I go for aggressive drives here and there and my oil has always been at full line, According to the owners manual;
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 04:07 PM   #10
E39hijinks
Second Lieutenant
E39hijinks's Avatar
65
Rep
270
Posts

Drives: 2016 Lexus
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Welcome to the wonderful world of german cars. BMWs are hit or miss through out the years. Some burn, don't burn, burn this much, that much. Some burn new, some burn when old. Luck of the draw. Break-in, in your case, might have something to do with it. Not much you can do but add oil and monitor it. If it bugs you, take it to the dealer.
__________________
Appreciate 1
      08-19-2019, 04:13 PM   #11
HighlandPete
Lieutenant General
4058
Rep
12,200
Posts

Drives: BMW F11 535i Touring
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland, Highland Region

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PandaMobile View Post
For the most part I was mostly city miles. I spend a lot of time in traffic.
Does this 'time in traffic' include a lot of idling? Has the car had a good break-in regime, or a lot of time in traffic?

Could be a clue to burning oil.
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 05:44 PM   #12
DonTheDon
New Member
12
Rep
23
Posts

Drives: M340i, 340, mustang
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by claykin View Post
Please try an iDrive oil measurement and see if you're still topped off.
Good call. Thought it'd update automatically, didn't though. Says i need a quart
Thanks for the heads up!
Appreciate 1
      08-19-2019, 08:23 PM   #13
claykin
Brigadier General
United_States
574
Rep
3,372
Posts

Drives: various BMW
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DonTheDon View Post
Good call. Thought it'd update automatically, didn't though. Says i need a quart
Thanks for the heads up!
Glad I helped you discover what you probably didn't want to know.

Is this B58 O1 an oil burner? Or early builds of it?
__________________
2017 540i | 2019 X3 | 2019 540i MSport
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2019, 11:39 PM   #14
miked1999
Private
United_States
36
Rep
77
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2020 M340i  [0.00]
mine did the exact same thing... needed a qt of oil after around 2K miles. I filled it up about a month ago and so far no issues since. But I drive it like I stole it when traffic is light and conditions (generally) safe and no I've not adhered to the break in guidelines in any capacity so not terribly surprised she needed oil so soon.
Appreciate 1
      08-20-2019, 03:33 AM   #15
Eagle Creek
Part of the bimmer family!
Eagle Creek's Avatar
Netherlands
115
Rep
289
Posts

Drives: BMWG20; BMW E90
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: The Netherlands

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2019 G20 330e  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by miked1999 View Post
and no I've not adhered to the break in guidelines in any capacity.
Why wouldn't you do this while knowing it's better to do so?
__________________
“You can put wings on a pig, but that doesn't make it an eagle.”
Appreciate 1
      08-21-2019, 06:19 AM   #16
mathys
Private First Class
70
Rep
134
Posts

Drives: F31 Tanzanite M-Shadow edition
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Netherlands

iTrader: (0)

Except for pure M engines, I think breaking in the engine is not needed anymore with current production methods.

Just my 2 cents though.
Appreciate 0
      08-21-2019, 07:17 PM   #17
PandaMobile
Private First Class
PandaMobile's Avatar
United_States
72
Rep
121
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i TB II
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2020 BMW M340  [0.00]
Oh here's a feature that's standard. A place to put your quart of oil
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 1
      08-22-2019, 07:06 AM   #18
gofast182
First Lieutenant
280
Rep
381
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i xDrive
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Not that it's the same engine but a good friend had a 435i. It needed oil added within the first few thousand miles and never needed it again after that.
Appreciate 1
      08-22-2019, 09:29 AM   #19
themnmd
Major
themnmd's Avatar
United_States
666
Rep
1,286
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340 i Xdrive
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: San Rafael CA

iTrader: (0)

i would top it off and keep an eye on it. if it goes through another quart in the same millage or less, i would get it checked.
Appreciate 1
      08-22-2019, 11:03 AM   #20
PandaMobile
Private First Class
PandaMobile's Avatar
United_States
72
Rep
121
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i TB II
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2020 BMW M340  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by themnmd View Post
i would top it off and keep an eye on it. if it goes through another quart in the same millage or less, i would get it checked.
I put in a quart on the 23rd of July it is now August 22nd and I measured this morning and its a quarter before I have to add another quart.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      08-22-2019, 03:06 PM   #21
themnmd
Major
themnmd's Avatar
United_States
666
Rep
1,286
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340 i Xdrive
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: San Rafael CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PandaMobile View Post
I put in a quart on the 23rd of July it is now August 22nd and I measured this morning and its a quarter before I have to add another quart.
One quart per month is too much
Appreciate 2
      08-22-2019, 04:01 PM   #22
Weiner0123
First Lieutenant
Weiner0123's Avatar
Canada
348
Rep
374
Posts

Drives: 2020 m340i. 2013 328i
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Calgary

iTrader: (0)

Honestly OP I would take it back man, piston rings probably.. go get a new motor lol there's no reason it should be burning that much oil this early,
Appreciate 3
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 PM.




g20
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST