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      12-23-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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1200 service soon!

So I'm at the 1100 mark and my light just came on

I tried doing a search on the forums but mostly saw horror stories about services taking longer than a day and others simply talking about the bliss of post 1200 miles.

My question is, what should I ask done and check for before and after my service. Is it simply an oil change? or is there more to it?
Also, after this oil change, when should the next one be? I heard that waiting for the next BMW service is too long to wait to do another oil change?
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What is this 1200 mile service you speak of?
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      12-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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People flamed me for asking the same thing the other day. Check this link here, it runs down everything you need to know pretty much.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265139

Good luck. I am going Monday for mine.
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I think the search button is gone for the holidays
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      12-23-2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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Yeap, Happy Holidays!
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      12-23-2011, 08:21 PM   #6
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thanks alot. I got DCT so I guess I don't really have to worry about anything
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People flamed me for asking the same thing the other day. Check this link here, it runs down everything you need to know pretty much.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265139

Good luck. I am going Monday for mine.

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I mean this is in the manual and if not the most common, one of the most common past topics. Normally I do not say search but come on!
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      12-24-2011, 11:29 AM   #8
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1,200 service = fluid changes in engine (also filter) and diff. No fluid change for DCT.

BMW oil service is ~15,000 miles. However, M cars get an annual oil/filter change under maintenance program! So, you get oil change after one year or 15,000 which ever comes first.
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1,200 service = fluid changes in engine (also filter) and diff. No fluid change for DCT.

BMW oil service is ~15,000 miles. However, M cars get an annual oil/filter change under maintenance program! So, you get oil change after one year or 15,000 which ever comes first.
Actually all bmw's get a year oil change regardless of mileage. Not M specific.

I think the majority of people on here agree that 7500miles instead of 15k is pretty reasonable, especially if you are going to own it long-term, however aside from a few oil analysis showing some increased particals at that range, there is no proof that translates into worse engine wear. I think its a reasonable upgrade if you want to do it more frequently. Otherwise I think most agree unless you are trakcing 10 times a month 15k is probably just fine
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1,200 service = fluid changes in engine (also filter) and diff. No fluid change for DCT.

BMW oil service is ~15,000 miles. However, M cars get an annual oil/filter change under maintenance program! So, you get oil change after one year or 15,000 which ever comes first.
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