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      06-24-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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1200 service is done...next?

When is the 2nd service done? I seemed to have misplaced my service and owners manual. Thanks! Everything is perfect (fast) but I have 2600 miles and want to make sure I do the next service right.
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Whenever you start your engine, the miles remaining to next service will display in the center of the instrument panel for a few seconds.
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Seems like around 15k miles is the next oil change for me.
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Seems like around 15k miles is the next oil change for me.
Me too.
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Just Curious, does BMW use a special kind of Castrol Oil for the M engines? I mean some M even ordinary BMW cars would take more than a year before you go in to the next service. Wouldn't it better to have your oil change (service) every 6 mos at least to make sure you have cleaner oil OR just stick with the on board computer when it says time for service that is the time you go in regardless of years or miles driven?
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Just Curious, does BMW use a special kind of Castrol Oil for the M engines? I mean some M even ordinary BMW cars would take more than a year before you go in to the next service. Wouldn't it better to have your oil change (service) every 6 mos at least to make sure you have cleaner oil OR just stick with the on board computer when it says time for service that is the time you go in regardless of years or miles driven?
Stick with what they reco.
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mine says i have to do it at 10,000 i have 6200 miles right now
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mine says i have to do it at 10,000 i have 6200 miles right now
mine says 16000
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WTF? is it based on the way u drive or something? i checked again, im 6MT and it says 10,000
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WTF? is it based on the way u drive or something? i checked again, im 6MT and it says 10,000
Yes, "Condition Based Service". The E46 was pretty much based on fuel used, which roughly equated to how hard the car was used. Not sure what the parameters are with this car, but it will vary for different owners.
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Just Curious, does BMW use a special kind of Castrol Oil for the M engines? I mean some M even ordinary BMW cars would take more than a year before you go in to the next service. Wouldn't it better to have your oil change (service) every 6 mos at least to make sure you have cleaner oil OR just stick with the on board computer when it says time for service that is the time you go in regardless of years or miles driven?
Yes, M Roadster (S54 engine) uses 10W60 synthetic. The first oil change was at the 1,200 mile service (M cars only). The next was at 10,000 miles. I go with what the engine maker (BMW) and the oil maker (Castrol) recommend - I don't know something they don't about engines and oil.
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Considering that more wear will occur after the break-in service, I'm planning on doing an intermediate oil change between 4-6K. I'll feel more comfortable winding her out.


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