Question about 2004 BMW Z4

1 Answer

BMW Z4 High Oil Usage

My 2004 BMW Z4 2.2i is consuming oil at a rate of about 1 litre every 3 months. Have you any idea why it is using so much oil? The last time it was service was 3000 miles ago and I cannot see any oil leakage

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    I have the exact problem as described by the other person. I drive mine a little hard and i think im topping up 1lt about ever 1000kms. If this is normal than im very happy, if not i dont know whats causing it as there seems to be no oil leakage.

  • mark brown
    mark brown May 11, 2010

    what would be your milage in the three month's as bmw's can use 1 litre of oil every 1000 km



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

Oil consumption is normal on BMW's especially if you drive the car hard and especially if it is still cold.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Specs on Z4 2L 2006 CL

endless , answers possible.
google that.
say what is the focus.?
or concern

Jun 26, 2014 | 2006 BMW Z4 Roadster

1 Answer

Excessive oil consumption

Several ideas.
1) When the dealer completed servicing it, did you check the oil to see if it was full? If it wasn't it would need added oil sooner.
2) .9 litre does sound excessive, but what was it using before?
3) Find a way to give the bottom side of your Toy a really good flashlight inspection to look for leaks and seepage.
This should give you a clue as to what is going on.
If it is dry underneath, someone needs to check the oil weekly until a pattern is established of oil usage.
Be blessed.

Jan 28, 2013 | 2010 Toyota Urban Cruiser

1 Answer

Hi i have a 318i bmw 2001 my fuel consumption is

Last month, my wife complained of high gas usage as well. I suddenly remembered that I had forgotten to change the air filter the last time I did the oil change. It had been over 5 months since I'd put a new one in. So, we got a new air filter, and monitored the usage, and it was back to normal again. Maybe try this?

Dec 01, 2010 | 2000 BMW 3 Series

2 Answers

When do I change the oil

Welcome to

Every 3000 miles or 6 months which ever comes first--with synthetic 4000 to 5000 miles

Thank you for using, Regards, Lee Davidian

A 4^^^^ THUMBS- UP rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question!!!!!

Oct 01, 2010 | 2006 BMW Z4 Roadster

1 Answer

What would be the best synthetic engine oil to put into a bmw z4 and how many quartz does it take?

as per BMW the correct engine oil in your car is CASTROL TWS MOTORSPORT 10w60, the engine holds 7 quarts with a new filter, hope this helps,P;ease rate my fix as i strive to be thr best. Thanks Ray

Dec 09, 2009 | 2004 BMW Z4

1 Answer

BMW 316 leaking oil, about 1 litre every 2 weeks

your going to have to clean it down good with some engine cleaner, then run engine, try to pin down leak. may have a bad oil preasure switch thats leaking, or oil filter, or a gasket; hope this helps good luck.

Oct 15, 2009 | 1999 BMW 318 ti

1 Answer

BMW X3 2.5si M series. High Oil Consumption

hi, this consumption seems high, i would take it to a dealer and ask them to check the oil sensor.......
P.S. is there a lot of smoke coming from the exhaust, if so, it may be burning a little oil, ask dealer to check it

Aug 31, 2009 | 2001 BMW M5

1 Answer

Oil light comes on once every two months

Hi, it doesn't sound like you have a problem as BMW's can use up to 1 litre of oil per 1000 kilometers, are you using the correct grade of oil?
it should be 5 W 30 fully synthetic

Feb 17, 2009 | 2001 BMW 330

1 Answer

Using oil

After 170K miles, you,ll have piston-Ring wear and valve wear.
There are certain oil additives, that can help with this.
It would be practical, to have the cylinder head refurbished also. valves re-ground and any valve stem oil seals replaced.
this won,t be a complete solution. but will definately help reducing oil usage, and excessive fuel emmisions.

Regards Mike.

Jul 23, 2008 | 1997 BMW 328

2 Answers

High oil Consumption, BMW M5

Look for Castrol TWS 10W60 Motor Oil. This car should not burn so much oil, you need to use a different kind. It is recommended by BMW as well. I also heard the VANOS isnt an issue anymore, can be fixed with a different MAFF. Good luck!

Jun 17, 2008 | 2001 BMW M5

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 BMW Z4 Logo

Related Topics:

1,984 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

stephen Kiarie
stephen Kiarie

Level 1 Expert

32 Answers

Roy Cunningham

Level 1 Expert

35 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1234 Answers

Are you a BMW Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides