Hello why is my car heavy on oil, I top up.

Tiny
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  • 2007 BMW 320I
  • 235,681 MILES
Hello why is my car heavy on oil, I top up every now and then what could be the cause
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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 11:35 AM

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Tiny
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Heavy on oil? Please explain the exact issue.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 11:37 AM
Tiny
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Sometime when I pull off I see a white puff of smoke coming out from the car
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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
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Puff, could be rings or valve seals considering the mileage

white could be coolant burning as well.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 11:45 AM
Tiny
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K but everyrtime I see the white smoke I have to top up my oil, as for rings and vavle seals do you think they need to be changed?
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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 11:50 AM
Tiny
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With the mileage? It is up to you. Using a quart in 1000 miles is average.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 11:58 AM
Tiny
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Thanks I will monitor this very close another thing I noticed everytime I drive the car at 140km I have to top up the next day I dont normally drive more than 120km
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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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Age and wear.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 12:47 PM
Tiny
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And dont forget the overall condition too.
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