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      06-30-2015, 04:29 PM   #1
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Engine Oil Level Sensor + Excessive Consumption

It looks like I might be consuming more oil than normal lately. I decided to actually check and it turns I got the add 1 quart message this morning after only driving 675 miles since the last time I added a quart. The odd thing is that the message didn't go away immediately this time. It took 2 restarts and 15 miles of driving until it showed me as having the proper amount of oil in the engine. Anybody experienced this?
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IF you do a lot of short trips... your oil level will not read correctly. When was your last oil change? Read the last pdf on the OCS. I threw in the first two pdf's to show how sw or a bad sensor has been a problem on N54's. I bet N55's are also affected too(like your car).
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It looks like I might be consuming more oil than normal lately. I decided to actually check and it turns I got the add 1 quart message this morning after only driving 675 miles since the last time I added a quart. The odd thing is that the message didn't go away immediately this time. It took 2 restarts and 15 miles of driving until it showed me as having the proper amount of oil in the engine. Anybody experienced this?
Your sensor may be going bad, check for fault codes. I had a error code for oil sensor fault and when I replaced it the seal had failed and oil had gotten into the electronics.
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Ok thanks for the info. I last changed the oil about 4K miles ago and I have now had to add 3 extra quarts since then. Work is only about 5 miles away, so I make short trips frequently. I will also check for faults and maybe just change the oil again.
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Ok thanks for the info. I last changed the oil about 4K miles ago and I have now had to add 3 extra quarts since then. Work is only about 5 miles away, so I make short trips frequently. I will also check for faults and maybe just change the oil again.
What oil are you using by the way?
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What oil are you using by the way?
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Mobile 1 0W-40
Thanks. That is good oil. I was just thinking if you were using a 30W, to maybe try a 40W instead, but you are doing that already.
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