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      09-23-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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Drives: '13 E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NC

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(Not) Great results from 1200 mi service!

Here's a picture of my shiny new 2013 E92 M3 just before going in for it's 1200 mile break in service:

Here's a picture of my garage floor after the car sat overnight following it's 1200 mile break in service:

Here's a picture of the oil cap on my shiny new 2013 E92 M3 after I removed it to investigate why there was oil all over the floor. Pay close attention to the rubber gasket on the right side:

What the hell?

I have now learned that not only is the M3 oil cap horribly designed, but I once again learned that it takes absolutely no brains or skill whatsoever to be a BMW service technician. I know the cap is badly designed but you have to TRY to mangle it up so bad. Needless to say, I wish I read this thread ( before taking the car in for service, otherwise I wouldn't have spent the last hour cleaning oil off the engine and scrubbing my new garage floor, only to have the stains still be there.

Obviously I'll be making a call to the service department tomorrow and ask for some compensation. Any recommendations? I don't want to take the car back there for a cleanup since I've already done that and I don't want to put another 100 miles on my car. What would be fair to ask for?
2012 X5: BSM/Black/Sport Activity/STi-R+
(Sold) 2013 BMW M3: JZB/Black/ZCP/M-DCT
(Sold) 2010 Audi S4: Deep Sea Blue/Black/Prestige/S-Tronic
(Sold) 2006 BMW 330i/Jet Black/Black
(Sold) 2005 Audi S4/Moro Blue/Black

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