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      12-07-2010, 01:39 PM   #23
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What age and mileage is you car Bej? - wonder if I'm gonna get stung with plugs and diff oil at my upcoming oil service?
Will BMW stealers allow you to supply your own oil?

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28k, March 2008 - and yes at least syntners confirmed I could supply my own engine oil...

tbh - she was getting a bit grumpy in the morning when i turned her over..so she was definitely due on....since the service she starts straight up and is so smooth when I put my food down - even from cold....purring slightly as i stroke her throttle...damn I must be getting high...
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28k, March 2008 - and yes at least syntners confirmed I could supply my own engine oil...

tbh - she was getting a bit grumpy in the morning when i turned her over..so she was definitely due on....since the service she starts straight up and is so smooth when I put my food down - even from cold....purring slightly as i stroke her throttle...damn I must be getting high...
Thanks mate
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      12-10-2010, 07:38 AM   #25
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What age and mileage is you car Bej? - wonder if I'm gonna get stung with plugs and diff oil at my upcoming oil service?
Will BMW stealers allow you to supply your own oil?

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Diff oil interval is stated in the manual. It's changed with the 1st and 3rd oil changes only. 1st is running in 1,200 miles.

If you did very high mileage, it's worth getting in changed again though. I think Blackstones (US) recommended 40k miles. Should be on the US section somewhere
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Diff oil and plugs it is then

.............and a chat with Mr. Opie
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What age and mileage is you car Bej? - wonder if I'm gonna get stung with plugs and diff oil at my upcoming oil service?
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you should mention that you will be suppling yr own oil when booking ...and if they say "no" just book somewhere else!!
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you should mention that you will be suppling yr own oil when booking ...and if they say "no" just book somewhere else!!
Yup will do that - there are 3 dealers I could use
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My car is in today for the vehicle inspection and oil service and yes the oil service does also include the microfilter, spark plugs and diff oil.
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JESUS. 15 each for plugs. That is hilarious. They are 4 each! Cost you 90-100 by itself.
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My car is in today for the vehicle inspection and oil service and yes the oil service does also include the microfilter, spark plugs and diff oil.
How did you get on with the service...and in the snow...
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How did you get on with the service...and in the snow...
Service all done and the car is back!
Driving in the snow has been easy with the Michelin Alpin PA3's. We have had about 5 inches of snow and the car has had no problems at all. I am well impressed so far. See how it copes tomorrow when the snow compacts and ices up.
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