I have had this car one year with less than 8,000 miles and have had to add 3 quarts of oil, 2 in the last 3 months! Now we had the car serviced and the oil changed about a month ago and the warning light came on telling me to add a quart of oil. I have had 3 previous BMW 7 series and have never had to add any oil! the dealer tols my wife that this is normal.
Engine oil usage on 2009 BMW 750Li
by dwolf in Bonita Springs, FL on March 12, 2010
5 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by Oakman on March 12, 2010
I would write/complain to the factory. This is NOT typical of a BMW & series.
ANSWER by Visitor on June 04, 2010
Hi, I have the same 2009 BMW 750li and with less than 10000 miles and have added 3 quarts of oil as well. I have also been told by the dealer that this is normal and should subside as more miles are put on the engine and things start to settle in. Not sure I am buying this explanation. I have also had two prior 7 series 2007 and 2008.
ANSWER by Visitor on October 26, 2010
I also have a 2009 750Li. At 8,000 miles, I had added 3 quarts of oil. The dealer says BMW spec is that it could use up to a quart every 1,500 miles. At 13,000 miles, I've now added a total of 5 quarts of oil. I've never had to add oil between oil changes. This is my 5th 7 series, and while the design is much nicer than the previous version, the mechanics are not.
ANSWER by Visitor on January 07, 2011
I have a 2007 Bmw 750Li. i have the same issue....i got it checked by a BMW center and it turned out to be oil cooler line is leaking oil...very little you cannot notice by a day of parking. Please get it checked.
COMMENT by Visitor on January 12, 2011
Add me to the list. Every 3 months light goes on, add oil.
COMMENT by annette in pawleys on February 23, 2012
I do not want to be a part of this club... but here I am! I have owned 5 - 7 series BMWs! I currently have an '09 750 that I recently purchased with 30,000 miles. On my first "road trip" I was part of a caravan of parents driving kids on a 5 hour trip. The entire caravan (of Hondas, Chevy's etc.) had to pull over on the highway with me while I bought oil at a rest stop for my BMW because my dashboard warning said I HAD to add oil. I got the same idiotic information from my dealer - normal usage, expect to add oil frequently. They even suggested I carry oil in my trunk. Are you kidding me??? It's been about 1500 miles since then and guess what?? I am almost down to MIN and will need to add again. My local BMW repair guy (not a dealer) said to definitely change the oil every 5000. He changed it for me today (so much for the warranty oil changes every 15,000). This may be my last BMW. It's so unacceptable.
COMMENT by Justice43 on June 03, 2014
Were you ever able to get this issue resolved?
ANSWER by skrontz on September 05, 2012
SELL IT!! SELL IT!! SELL IT!! SELL IT!! Trust me. BMW will dance around it until it is a major problem. Google the term "BMW 750 valve guide seals". Im fighting BMW now about the same thing.
COMMENT by varma on January 11, 2013
My 2006 750Li has me add a quart every 1000miles - for the last year - with my driving that is every month ... Frustrated. Dealer/service gave same run around. @skrontz, what fight are you taking up with BMW?