My 2008 and 2010 have both consumed a quart of oil every 750 or so miles. Yes, the oil stick is a pain. You need to have good light because what you are looking for is two things. . . the dot near the pointy end should be full of oil and not reflecting back any light. Secondly, there is a "pebbly" surface on the rubber part. If you can see the texture, there is no oil on it. Sometimes there will be oil on one side but not all of the way around. Wherever you see pebbly surface at the lowest point on the stick is where the level is.
I have one valve that started clacking regularly after BMW replaced my whole timing assembly for the second time. Someone said it is probably a warped valve (or. . piston?). I know nothing about engines. If someone could give me an opinion on this, and whether I should consider trading in my car (which I love) before my 100k warranty wears out, I would appreciate it!
Last edited by Heaven; May 18th, 2015 at 01:07 AM.