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Alpina Oil usage
<500 miles / ltr
10%
 10%  [ 5 ]
< 1000 miles / ltr
22%
 22%  [ 11 ]
c. 1000 miles /ltr
10%
 10%  [ 5 ]
< 2000 miles /ltr
14%
 14%  [ 7 ]
> 2000 miles /ltr
41%
 41%  [ 20 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 10:58 pm    Post subject: Alpina Oil usage Reply with quote

It is stated that it is normal for an Alpina engine to use 1ltr of oil / 1000 miles.

My B10 3.3 is using 1ltr / 2000 miles.

Other people are experiencing less e.g. <1000 miles / ltr.



Let me know how much oil yours uses.


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2003 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been told the official figures are 1litre/1000KM!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Alpina B3 3.3 (1998 #110) uses about a litre of oil evry 1000miles.

This being my first Alpina....I was initially concerned but a call to the Alpina dealers seemed to confirm that all was OK.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 12:04 am    Post subject: Oil consumption Reply with quote

Neil,

My 98 B10 3.2 has used approx 1.5 litres of oil in 5.5k miles between services. What can I say other than...... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just clearing out my files and came across the letter from Alpina



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil

From the letter you have scanned it seems as though oil consumption on the later 3.3 engine is a known problem to Alpina whereas my experience of the 3.2 suggests there is not a problem with this earlier engine......unless anyone knows otherwise.

One of my relatives bought a brand new 2001 M3 convertible. He was burning huge amounts of oil until his engine finally failed at approx 13k miles. His main dealer was supplying top up oil free of charge as they were a bit embarassed about the situation. As far as I know his new engine now uses less than the 3.3 Alpinas.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:53 pm    Post subject: Oil Usage Reply with quote

Perhaps Alpina have sorted the oil consumption on the new "S" engine.

My B3S used 2 litres during the first 14,000 miles up to its first service. Since then, I have done another 4000 miles (don't ask - 18000 miles in less than 7 months) and I have gone and checked the dip specially for this posting. The answer - the level is still on MAX.

As for the mileage I am doing, the smile on my face confirms my decision to have fun rather than choose a diesel....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:32 pm    Post subject: At last... Reply with quote

Mileage is now 25k (round the world in less than 10 months - ouch) and I have just had to top the oil up (1 litre)

Doing the sums, that means 3 litres in 25,000 miles, which comes to .....err.....where's the calculator.....a litre of oil every 8,000 miles or so

In my book, that's perfectly acceptable
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:31 am    Post subject: More problems Reply with quote

It may be a more specific problem than originally thought - another owner (Nick) has contacted me stating he is getting 300miles / litre. His car is a June 2000 and dr_technicals (Sean) car, which recently had a new engine, was a July 2000 car.

Not sure if this is a coincidence or a pattern.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2004 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

38k miles now and just put in a litre of the stuff.

Basically, I am adding one litre between services and these are coming every 14k miles.

No complaints there then.

Being mathematical for a moment and (checking my last posts) the extra litre is needed approximately 10-11k miles after the service...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:43 pm    Post subject: Alpina oil usage Reply with quote

I have driven my 1999 B10 3.3 nearly 3000 miles since I bought it in May, including a trip to the south west of France, and have used half a litre of Castrol SLX. I love this car!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My B10 uses hardly any oil.

Probably a litre every 3-4k. I know there a big difference in engine age and types though.

I would have thought the newer engines to be more efficient.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to just under 7,000 miles (Car is now just short of 6 months old) and last night the yellow light came on. Thought I was going to get away with a top up Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Raymondo,

Just looking back to my posting of exactly a year ago and I found that I needed to put a couple of litres in before the first service. After that it has settled down to about one litre approximately 10k miles after a service.

Your experience is about the same as mine so don't be unduly concerned

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car's going rather well at the moment so I've just had to put another litre in - about 9kmiles after the last service.

This is slightly earlier than before but then I have been making use of the loosened up and just run-in engine quite a bit recently (mileage is now just over 50k after 19 months) Very Happy
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