I am in a really weird situation. I have a BMW 325i(2002). I bought it second hand and I have been driving it for 5 years.
Now, lately I have been having to tap my oil every 500 miles with 2 quarts. I did talk to a local mechanic and he said that with age, this happens to all German cars. My point is that still every 500 miles is still a LOT. May be I am wrong and this is very common. However, I want to know how common is it. If not, what are my options. I am pretty sure there is no leak in my car because I never see a single droplet in my drive way.
I am suspecting two possible scenario
- There is an internal leak where oil is leaking into internal parts and the evaporates.
- There are chances of extreme oil burning.
Now, This car has 130,000 miles on it and I am not driving it more than 4000 miles a year. I only use it for my commute which is 4.5 miles one way and for little errands. However, My puzzle is that why does it happen? Should I take to to BMW for a comprehensive check? I really am less interested in spending a lot of money on this car since it is really old and am worried that BMW will push for a costly solution. Any ideas on hos to proceed with this issue?