Thread: Using oil-help
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Old 06-26-2000, 01:46 PM
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I experience a similar situation with an older BMW. I always kept the oil topped up. Took it for a long road trip, and *wow* it needed 3 qts. of oil. What? Well the mechanic explained that if you drive only short trips, especially in cold weather, extra fuel washes down cyl wall and mixes with oil. First time you take it on a long trip you burn up the gas in the oil. I don't know if this is the correct explaination, but after replacing the three qts. my car went back to normal oil consumption.
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