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      09-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #23
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There is a guy on the German M-Forum, who works as an engineer or something in Castrol. He also owns a Z4 with S54 engine. He said that the 10W60 oil starts to loose its characteristics significantly above around 6.200mi (10.000km). I've halved the first oil interval (around 6.500mi) and now I've started changing the oil every 5.000mi (8.000km). Especially if you track the car and also drive it in winter I wouldn't keep the oil longer than 6.500 miles.
Post like these that are directly in line with other credible sources I've come across confirm IMO the 5k mile change intervals. Everyone can take care of their car the way they want but I know what direction I'm going in since this car will stay with me for many years to come.
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You should do your oil changes every 5000 miles.
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What info are you referring to? If you look at the oil analysis thread it seems like the TWS holds up just fine at 7,500 miles and beyond What makes you think 5k is necessary?
5k is not necessary IMO. Waste of oil man. im good around 8k or 10k and i'm at 91,400 miles, still running like new.
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