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      03-27-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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My 2008 M3 Needed Service At 653 Miles!

Hey guys, I just had my M3 serviced to day at 653 miles. I wouldn't say I've been driving the hell out of it by any means, but I also have not been too conservative either. I think I hit 6k rpm a few times, but that's it. This was the service that was supposed to happen at 1200 miles! The tech said I should have nothing to worry about, but I'd still like some outside opinion. Should I be worried? Comment/suggestions? Thanks. Much appreciated.

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service indicators are not mileage based. It's based on how hard you drive the car. My e46 m3 service intervals were more like 10k instead of 15k because I drive it hard.

You drove the car hard so the computer dropped the service requirement to 653 miles. Any future damage TBD.
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service indicators are not mileage based. It's based on how hard you drive the car. My e46 m3 service intervals were more like 10k instead of 15k because I drive it hard.

You drove the car hard so the computer dropped the service requirement to 653 miles. Any future damage TBD.

SO YOU'RE SAYING THAT I'VE DONE SOME DAMAGE TO THE CAR????!
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Don't know man, time will tell. There is a lot of debate on following break in rules. Some do it some don't. I figure the M engineers are a hell of a lot smarter than I so I do what they say.

Damage may have been too strong a word. All M engines are not the same, some burn more oil than others for example. One component of oil burn is determined by sealing of the piston rings in the first few hundred miles.
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Don't know man, time will tell. There is a lot of debate on following break in rules. Some do it some don't. I figure the M engineers are a hell of a lot smarter than I so I do what they say.

Damage may have been too strong a word. All M engines are not the same, some burn more oil than others for example. One component of oil burn is determined by sealing of the piston rings in the first few hundred miles.
///MML-----THANKS FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE. THE TECH WAS GOING OVER SOME OF THE SAME POINTS AS YOU WERE IN TERMS OF HOW MUCH OIL IS BURNED. ANY SUGGESTION ON HOW I SHOULD DRIVE IT UNTIL I DO HIT 1200. THE TECH AT THE DEALER SAID TO PROBABLY BE A BIT MORE CONSERVATIVE UNTIL THEN. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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I have a suggestion; kill the caps lock. Why would you turn it on?
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I have a suggestion; kill the caps lock. Why would you turn it on?
HOW ABOUT LEAVING A CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENT NEXT TIME INSTEAD OF BITCHING AS TO WHY I HAVE THE CAPS LOCK ON?
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HOW ABOUT LEAVING A CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENT NEXT TIME INSTEAD OF BITCHING AS TO WHY I HAVE THE CAPS LOCK ON?
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So what happened exactly? You were driving and a Service Engine Light Come one??
Thats crazy that it would do that. If I were you I would just take
it real easy till the 1200 Miles Service, even all the way up to 2k.
BMW sates that a good break in period is at 4k respectfully.
I know its gonna be hard but Im going to baby my car even after the 1200k service!
I mean after the 1200k Mile Service I will Take it up higher then 5k,
But just not get on it every second and not puch the living crap out of it.
Im still going to baby my car! Im really conservative when it comes to the break in period.
Im still going to take it easy after the 1200k service but not as easy as before 1200k.
How you drive The first 4k miles determines the rest of the life of the motor....
See your already taking it up to 6k and you got a Service light on.

Just seriously take it easy and baby it untill your 1200 miles serive!
If I were you I would still take it easy up till 2k......

Best of Luck

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So what happened exactly? You were driving and a Service Engine Light Come one??
Thats crazy that it would do that. If I were you I would just take
it real easy till the 1200 Miles Service, even all the way up to 2k.
BMW sates that a good break in period is at 4k respectfully.
I know its gonna be hard but Im going to baby my car even after the 1200k service!
I mean after the 1200k Mile Service I will Take it up higher then 5k,
But just not get on it every second and not puch the living crap out of it.
Im still going to baby my car! Im really conservative when it comes to the break in period.
Im still going to take it easy after the 1200k service but not as easy as before 1200k.
How you drive The first 4k miles determines the rest of the life of the motor....
See your already taking it up to 6k and you got a Service light on.

Just seriously take it easy and baby it untill your 1200 miles serive!
If I were you I would still take it easy up till 2k......

Best of Luck

Jack

Actually, no service light came on at all....that is what confused me. My car was the one who sent the message to my dealer indicating that it needed service. As you suggested, it would probably be a good idea to take it easy past 1200. .....My driving style up to 653 miles was definitely not conservative, but also nowhere crazy. Maybe I punched it one to many times. Who knows? The BMW tech and many others say I have nothing to worry about, and to just take it a bit more easy until 1200. ****Check the general forum...there are some good explanations there.
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I don't get it... Are we taking a test? FAIL? Ooook? Makes no sense. Possibly an Australian thing???? Either way....poor humor. ....Please try again.
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All you will get here is opinions since we have no facts. Just ask your dealer for more specifics.
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I don't get it... Are we taking a test? FAIL? Ooook? Makes no sense. Possibly an Australian thing???? Either way....poor humor. ....Please try again.
The fail was slamming you and unfortunately you stepped right into it like a bag of burning dog sh!t
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The fail was slamming you and unfortunately you stepped right into it like a bag of burning dog sh!t
Lol! Have fun driving your GS460.... ....while I'm in my M3. ....talk about being burned. Lexus=glorified Toyota. ...sorry, bro. Maybe one day you'll be in my M-shoes. ///and this all came about over CAPS LOCK??? Seriousloy guys.....get a life. I've played your back and forth trash talking game, and am now done. ....such a waste of time.
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Lol! Have fun driving your GS460.... ....while I'm in my M3. ....talk about being burned. Lexus=glorified Toyota. ...sorry, bro. Maybe one day you'll be in my M-shoes. ///and this all came about over CAPS LOCK??? Seriousloy guys.....get a life. I've played your back and forth trash talking game, and am now done. ....such a waste of time.
That's better! Notice how it more closely resembles the English language now?
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Lol! Have fun driving your GS460.... ....while I'm in my M3. ....talk about being burned. Lexus=glorified Toyota. ...sorry, bro. Maybe one day you'll be in my M-shoes. ///and this all came about over CAPS LOCK??? Seriousloy guys.....get a life. I've played your back and forth trash talking game, and am now done. ....such a waste of time.
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Lame. Come back when you can talk like an adult and have some firepower.

edit: Seems he deleted this right after I quoted it.
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Lame. Come back when you can talk like an adult and have some firepower.

edit: Seems he deleted this right after I quoted it.
Why are you here? Shouldn't you be at Maximapost.com?

This all started because of your post about CAPS LOCk being on! WTF?

If you're here to talk smack and get reactions out of BMW owners then you've done a good job.

I'm amazed at myself for lowering myself to your level.

.....at the very least, it was fun for a bit.

Now it's just plain old.

whatever.

To each his own.
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