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      11-17-2009, 01:19 AM   #1
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Early first oil change?

How critical is it to keep the factory oil and any other fluids changed in for the 1200 break-in period?

I have about 500 miles but planning to drive to and from San Diego putting on 950+ miles. BMW Service says they can do the oil change early, so I don't have to worry about going over. Does it matter?
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      11-17-2009, 02:18 AM   #2
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I had mine done early, around 550 if I remember correctly. Usually they won't do it that early, but will under certain circumstances. I'm at about 10k now with several track days and autox days. As far as I can tell, it hasn't used a drop of oil. Should be no problem.
However, just because you get the oil changed early doesn't mean your break-in period is over... You should still follow the recommended procedure according to the mileage.
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      11-17-2009, 02:19 AM   #3
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I'd try to do it by the book, I'd suggest doing it at 1200. But I couldn't tell you a correct answere.
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      11-17-2009, 04:38 AM   #4
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This has been covered in another forum this week, My mate leased a M3 E90 and exceeded the running mileage service by 200 miles, at the end of the lease he was charged 5K, that's 5000.00 english pounds. The reasoning was; the service period was not adheared too and therefore mechanical risk was involved.
You takes your chance.
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      11-17-2009, 06:05 AM   #5
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This has been covered in another forum this week, My mate leased a M3 E90 and exceeded the running mileage service by 200 miles, at the end of the lease he was charged 5K, that's 5000.00 english pounds. The reasoning was; the service period was not adheared too and therefore mechanical risk was involved.
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Wow, that's really stupid. Could have done 1200 track miles and then gotten the service done. I have a feeling that would be more mechanical risk than doing it at 1400 with normal driving...
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Agreed. You're only talking about running an extra 3-400 miles beyond the interval, at an easy pace no less. I'd rather go late that that early.

With all due respect to our friend from across the pond, his buddy got taken advantage of. There is no way a dealer could make that stick here, and for $8400 you can bet your ass someone would pursue this beyond "shucks, yeah, here's my check!"

You guys frequently call them stealers for a reason. Some are worse than others.......
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Agreed. You're only talking about running an extra 3-400 miles beyond the interval, at an easy pace no less. I'd rather go late that that early.

With all due respect to our friend from across the pond, his buddy got taken advantage of. There is no way a dealer could make that stick here, and for $8400 you can bet your ass someone would pursue this beyond "shucks, yeah, here's my check!"

You guys frequently call them stealers for a reason. Some are worse than others.......
Agreed that a little late is better than early. Doing it too early denies the benefit of flushing the initial oil after the engine has run in for what BMW has determined as an appropriate run-in period. If you do it early, some run-in contaminants are going to be present in the long-term oil, and the earlier you perform the change, the less benefit you will receive.

On some level, this is all a bit of a grey area. There is nothing magic about 1200 miles, and the difference between 1300, 1400 is insignificant. Even after that point, your engine is still going to be breaking itself in to some extent.
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      11-17-2009, 08:51 AM   #8
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On that note, mine is calling for a very early 1st service, mine is at 875 miles and it's due for a service in 30 miles. I have been adhering to the break-in procedure, I just sit in a ton of traffic so I burn a lot of gas, I assume I'm not broken-in after this oil change, correct?
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