2002 bmw 325 going through a lot of oil, help

Asked by Aug 20, 2016 at 03:46 AM about the 2002 BMW 3 Series 325i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Not burning or leaking?

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If it is not leaking out there is only one other place it can go and that is out of the exhaust pipe. Sometimes an engine can use lots of oil and not make any blue smoke out of the exhaust. Oil will not just mysteriously vanish. How many miles on the BMW?

22,955

Maybe it's evaporating?

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Marvel Vanishing Oil?? LOL

251,505

Did you change the Crankcase Vent Valve and associated hoses? When the valve fails, or the hoses develop a leak, you will use oil excessively. I would start there if it's original to the car. You probably have over 100K miles by now.

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