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      01-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Chill
I'm at 8700 miles and haven't been driving the car much this winter. Got the Tire Pressure alarm few weeks ago which I can understand, after a year all tires were down around 30psi. I just now am getting an Oil Check/Add 1 Qt oil alarm. Is it normal for these new cars to consume oil? I'd like to have the car serviced at this point but know BMW will wait till the computer requests it.
The tire pressures likely weren't " down" due to passage of time, but more likely due to cooler weather.

Oil consumption at the rate you have experienced is perfectly normal. As a matter of fact, even two quarts in that amount of mileage shouldn't be a great cause for concern.

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