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      04-11-2008, 04:50 PM   #7
GregW / Oregon

Drives: 2015 M4 Coupe, 2012 ML350
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lake Oswego, OR

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Air filter replacement at 1,200?

Originally Posted by AlpWtE92 View Post
I just called the dealer I plan to go to for service on Monday to check if they have everything - i.e. the oil filter and fuel system air filter. He said they have everything, but that the air filter did not need to be changed. I told him that it says in the manual that it needs to be changed and he said that if it needs to be changed, they have it. Now I'm concerned that they will miss changing the air filter and I have no idea how I can check that they did change it....
I don't understand why the air filter would need to be replaced. Certainly break-in conditions do not cause it to get dirty, and it's normally a ~15k service item. That may well be a mistake in the owner's service manual.

If you car, you can always make a mark on your existing one and check it after service to verify if it's been changed, but I wouldn't insist on it, myself.

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350