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View Poll Results: Oil Change between BMW intervals
Yes, I drive hard and believe it needs to be changed every 7,500 miles. 81 80.20%
No, don't need to waste the $125 DIY or $200+ at the dealer. 20 19.80%
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      08-21-2012, 08:11 AM   #23
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I change the oil every 5k and not because I drive it hard. Cheap insurance, you can't change it too often.
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      08-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #24
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I track my car pretty hard and do 1 free dealer change and 2-3 DIY's a year....
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      08-22-2012, 08:12 AM   #25
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that's interesting.i know i got on my soapbox a bit.one thing i haven't factored in is that oil technology gets better and better.i talked again to my friend who's a bmw master tech and he said they are seeing sludge in the oil of cars that have waited the 15k miles,so i'm more comfortable with the shorter intervals.
I've seen horror shows as well. But those were cars that were not driven properly. Meaning, they were driven 2 miles from cold start and then shut off, ect...

I change mine at 7.5k. Always done that on all my BMW's and their engines have been bullet proof.
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Thanks for all the input. Went and had my oil changed this morning. Car has 85xx miles.
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will my BMW dealership do it at 7500 as part of the maintenance plan or give me a hard time?

my boy owns a shop so i can do the interval ones there but what is the recommended oil to use ?
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will my BMW dealership do it at 7500 as part of the maintenance plan or give me a hard time?

my boy owns a shop so i can do the interval ones there but what is the recommended oil to use ?
Dealership will charge you for oil changes between intervals. So yes, they will give you a hard time. Oil is 10w 60. Very hard to find outside of dealerships.
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will my BMW dealership do it at 7500 as part of the maintenance plan or give me a hard time?

my boy owns a shop so i can do the interval ones there but what is the recommended oil to use ?
they will do it earlier than 15k miles if it's been a year since the last oil change.the oil is castrol 10w-60 as stated.expensive,but fine stuff.
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Dealership will charge you for oil changes between intervals. So yes, they will give you a hard time. Oil is 10w 60. Very hard to find outside of dealerships.
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they will do it earlier than 15k miles if it's been a year since the last oil change.the oil is castrol 10w-60 as stated.expensive,but fine stuff.
some kid in my town has a supercharged e46 m3 convt and princeton bmw i think it is, gives him the oil at cost so i can always use him to get it then change it at my buddies shop in between intervals ?
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      09-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #31
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I change mine every 6k-7k.


I don't car if the oil is still good, clean oil is always better.
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Doesn't hurt to do preventative maintenance!
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