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      07-16-2009, 08:25 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Nawaaz View Post
Btw, I'm planning on getting an oil change done every 5k miles.....For sure.
I'm probably going to do something along those lines, maybe every 7,500.

I know there are those of you who think that changing the oil so frequently is a waste, citing BMW's policy of only recommending oil changes every 15000 miles. However, since they're paying for those oil changes, it's also in their interest to recommend as few as possible.

I've spoken to a mechanic who says he's been having to repair BMW engines because of the long intervals between oil changes.

And besides, the cost of an oil change is negligible compared to the cost of the car, so I'd say not changing the oil is being penny wise, pound foolish.