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      05-13-2012, 06:00 PM   #23
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If you bought the car as an investment - you are doing it wrong....
Yeah did you fail all your economics classes in school? Your car loses value every single day you own it!
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      05-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #24
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go on BMW website and download the manual for your car, then read it.
seriously. lol. You'd think it might be mentioned in there?
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      05-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #25
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Honestly, listen to the other guys and do an oil change. Never hurts to do them every 5k-7.5k miles either. Oil kits can be bought at getbmwparts.com for $160. The DYI is available here too http://www.billswebspace.com/bmwm3.htm at the bottom of the page.

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Thanks for the actual bit of "usable" advise. Thats a rare commodity on the forums anymore. Been on that site and their prices are hard to beat.

Thanks again.
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      05-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #26
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Thanks for the actual bit of "usable" advise. Thats a rare commodity on the forums anymore. Been on that site and their prices are hard to beat.

Thanks again.
I figure I'll let everyone else troll lol. NP
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Yeah did you fail all your economics classes in school? Your car loses value every single day you own it!
Soooo... Invstmennts are always of financial nature? How do you get to work everyday? If you dont invest in your vehicle to be mobile, sell it smart ass and lets see how you like them apples.

Now ask yourself, who failed what in this thread?
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      05-14-2012, 02:21 PM   #28
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Soooo... Invstmennts are always of financial nature? How do you get to work everyday? If you dont invest in your vehicle to be mobile, sell it smart ass and lets see how you like them apples.

Now ask yourself, who failed what in this thread?
Well if you want to be like that, you could always buy a much cheaper vehicle. The total lifetime depreciation on a $15k Kia is less than the first 2 year depreciation on an M3 - yet both take you to work just fine.

You will never win on this forum. Too many type-A personalities.

And change your darn oil already.
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      05-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #29
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Soooo... Invstmennts are always of financial nature? How do you get to work everyday? If you dont invest in your vehicle to be mobile, sell it smart ass and lets see how you like them apples.

Now ask yourself, who failed what in this thread?
I ride my road bike to work every day, thanks
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      05-20-2012, 01:15 AM   #30
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Well if you want to be like that, you could always buy a much cheaper vehicle. The total lifetime depreciation on a $15k Kia is less than the first 2 year depreciation on an M3 - yet both take you to work just fine.

You will never win on this forum. Too many type-A personalities.

And change your darn oil already.
The rate of depreciation was never in question, had a dog in this fight, or was mentioned...far from it actually. The point is that a car is an investment irregardless of how you slice it. You invest in something in return for a gain of some sort. What that gain is is different for each person. Maybe it gets you to work every day, maybe is gets your groceries, maybe it gets you laid, or it allows you to join a local club and meet friends. Or possibly your a car nut and it just satisifies your craving!

Name me one thing you purchase that DOESNT benefit/satisfy your wants/needs in some way.

And yes I'm about to change oil for sake of knowing!
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      05-20-2012, 09:51 AM   #31
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The rate of depreciation was never in question, had a dog in this fight, or was mentioned...far from it actually. The point is that a car is an investment irregardless of how you slice it. You invest in something in return for a gain of some sort. What that gain is is different for each person. Maybe it gets you to work every day, maybe is gets your groceries, maybe it gets you laid, or it allows you to join a local club and meet friends. Or possibly your a car nut and it just satisifies your craving!

Name me one thing you purchase that DOESNT benefit/satisfy your wants/needs in some way.

And yes I'm about to change oil for sake of knowing!
Hey listen, to me it's still a depreciating asset - but you can look at it anyway it suits you.

There is a very simple way to touch/smell the oil - just unscrew the fill cap on the valve cover (passenger side of the engine), then dip your fingers inside. Just make sure it's not hot you know...

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      05-20-2012, 10:32 AM   #32
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This is great entertainment.....
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Ha.. Finally some one else who owns an M because they are a "gear head" and not because its a BMW. Anyone who is a gear head understands why a dipstick is a must. If you dont understand the need, you dont deserve to drive a performance car.

Yeah the indicator is cool, but no interaction with the motor. It would suck to drain the oil only to find its new. Damnit, this shouldn't be an issue!
I agree this is bullshit. It will make us waste time at a dealer. I service my own vehicles. I want to see the color of my oil to see how degraded it is. Also, I want to check the viscosity, as these engine are usually ran hard, so the oil can break down at an exponentially higher rate than anticipated. I just bought M3 a few days ago, so I am new.
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I agree that this thread was almost 2 years old.
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I agree this is bullshit. It will make us waste time at a dealer. I service my own vehicles. I want to see the color of my oil to see how degraded it is. Also, I want to check the viscosity, as these engine are usually ran hard, so the oil can break down at an exponentially higher rate than anticipated. I just bought M3 a few days ago, so I am new.
If you aren't sure, just drain a small bit into a cup and have it tested. Looking at the color and viscosity doesn't tell you definitively how old the oil is.
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