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Old 07-08-2013, 10:45 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicago
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Hansel22 is on a distinguished road
X5M problem

Does anyone else have smoke coming out of the tailpipes when flooring it?
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:57 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: usa
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yes.normal......our cars burn oil and under hard acceleration smoke will billow.... Just check your oil levels and keep it full to keep everything lubed correctly. I keep my oil level at maximum. Coolant equally important during summer months as most dealers dont check fluids as they say!
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:20 AM
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Ok cool. I kind of figured, being turbo and all. Just like my S4's.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:52 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Naperville, IL
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The BWW TT like to use some oil. I have a good friend that is a SA at a Bill Jacobs and he tells me that the the 4.4TT (x5, 550, 750) based on short driving conditions will burn oil. My last two X5's were 1qt every 3-5k miles. I get my oils changed in my BMW's every 7.5k ish so I am usually at 1 top off in between changes. The more short trips you take the worse it is. Here is a like to the new SIB which discusses the oil use in the BMW V8TT's I can only assume this is the same for //M variants of the 4.4TT

2012 X5 50i ZAP(2VA, 336, 465), ZTP, ZPP, ZPS(6VC), ZCW, ZRC, 322, 4UB, 4NC, 610
2011 ///M3 Silverstone II
2011 X5 50i(lemon)
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