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Old Mon, Sep-27-2010, 05:05:57 PM   #41
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I plan on following this guide. I took my car in this week for an "in-between" oil & filter change at 6500 miles (-1200 break-in service = 5300), $99. My next scheduled service is about 6K miles (according to OBD) from now at 12K miles total. Seems like cheap insurance to me.
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i have a 96 325i (E36) and the thing overheated and dumped coolant everywhere water pump manifold? i dont think its the hose...
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Just bought a second hand 08 convertible m3 a few days ago. It says Service Engine Soon. Is it going to tell me exactly when I need to take it for service or should I take it now?
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Thank you, this is good news for other visitors
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So there is a reason why S54 Oil changed at 4000 miles don't turn its color to bronze.
..But it makes sense why BMW would do that. They're not our friends, they want profit.
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I have seen that the engine and drive-line oils in new trendy BMWs are actually jam-packed with metal at one,200 miles as has forever been the case with any new automobile. For this reason, i like to recommend a one,200-mile housebreaking service...
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This is nice post, i like it thank you.
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In related new, BMW recently reduced their oil change intervals from 15,500 to 10,000.

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In related new, BMW recently reduced their oil change intervals from 15,500 to 10,000.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868291
This is long overdue. BMW really went off-track with the "life-time" transmission and differential oils and extended engine drain intervals, IMHO, in the name of reducing the cost of service to make leases look more attractive.
Tough luck if the car is used up at the end of the lease. I just looked at the 6th e46 M3 today in my quest to find a car worth purchasing. I'm purposely avoiding any car with more than 100k kms. Most of them have been serviced per BMW recommendations and the you can tell as soon as you look inside the valve cover or pull the dipstick. Inside the valve cover, it looks like caramel and some dipsticks are covered with gunky corrosion in the middle and sludge at the bottom. I don't get it. People purchase expensive performance automobiles and treat them like sh*t. In most cases, it's probably not malicious, but BMW For one example, a car with 60k kms, I'm pretty sure it's only had two oil changes in its life. The customer declined the recommended inspection 2 at 40k kms. BMW said "okay". (That is according the lifetime service history.)
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In before no one notices that the 10k intervals are only for MY2014+ cars, which all have direct injection and turbos...
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