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      04-06-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
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Exclamation First 1200 mls...

Anyone else having trouble following the factory recommendations for the first 1200 mls? Such as not going over 5k rpm. Got my M3 4 days ago and 1k miles on it already, and I wana go fast....
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      04-07-2008, 12:28 AM   #2
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hahaha wow that's a lot of miles in a short amount of time.
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      04-07-2008, 12:31 AM   #3
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I am having a lot of trouble also but I am 600 miles away.
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i just hit the 1200 mark this past weekend after 3 weeks. the car is wild all the way up to redline. got me nervous. haha. but lovin it. its a real beast!
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Fluid Change

Nice!! Im currently 130 miles away. How long did it take to get all the fluids changed?
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      04-07-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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I had trouble, and therefore did not follow the factory recommendations
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      04-10-2008, 09:10 PM   #7
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How much are the dealers charging for the 1200 mi. service?
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How much are the dealers charging for the 1200 mi. service?
should be free, right?
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      04-11-2008, 05:09 AM   #9
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Ill find out in a few hours, Ill post when I get the car back ^^
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Yes, it's not easy keeping it under 5500. I have about 500 more miles to go until break in. It's killing me!

By the way, the 1200 mile service is free (in the U.S.).
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Thanks AwesomeM3....

So, that begs to ask, are all regular service free, up until 36,000 or so? I know that was the case for my e46.
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Anyone else having trouble following the factory recommendations for the first 1200 mls? Such as not going over 5k rpm. Got my M3 4 days ago and 1k miles on it already, and I wana go fast....
To answer your question: yes, everyone else. I certainly did with my E46 M3, twice.

1000 miles in 4 days? 250 miles per day. You really drive a lot. I drive 100+ miles/day going to and from work and then chaperoning the kids. But, 250 man, that's got to be a record. Is this your normal commute? Or do you just want to get past break-in?
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Thanks AwesomeM3....

So, that begs to ask, are all regular service free, up until 36,000 or so? I know that was the case for my e46.
Yes, all "regularly scheduled" services are included for 4 yrs/50,000 miles:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...intenance.aspx

We cover all factory-recommended maintenance at no charge for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, as well as items that need replacement due to regular wear and tear.

Your maintenance costs:

Scheduled inspections: $0

Brake Pads: $0

Brake Rotors: $0

Engine Belts: $0

Oil Changes: $0

Wiper Blade Inserts: $0

Inspections: $0

Fluid Services: $0
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Yes, all "regularly scheduled" services are included for 4 yrs/50,000 miles:
I'm surprised people don't know this before getting into a BMW nowadays. Certainly an enthusiast who's geek enough to get on a forum such as this should know about BMW Ultimate service and warranty. There should be quiz for potential M car buyers before they're allowed to get one.
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      04-13-2008, 03:44 AM   #15
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To answer your question: yes, everyone else. I certainly did with my E46 M3, twice.

1000 miles in 4 days? 250 miles per day. You really drive a lot. I drive 100+ miles/day going to and from work and then chaperoning the kids. But, 250 man, that's got to be a record. Is this your normal commute? Or do you just want to get past break-in?
lol just wanted to pass the break in! ^^
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I had to drive my new M3 from Wisconsin to Nevada- 2000 miles. Tried to have 1200 mile service done in Salt Lake City; they didn't have the parts! Got to Reno and tried to get service; they didn't have the parts either! Had to order from Germany. After two weeks, parts are now in.

Also, note in the small car guide summary that there is a second recommended break-in period from 1200 to 3500 miles.
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That sux i hope they get with it and start stocking our parts for service. You would think this issue has been resolved by now.
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Yeah, sorry to hear man. That almost happened to me, they told me they needed to order some parts but turned out they had them in the end. It was the micro-filters that they were unsure about having.
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this is the third day of ownership and i have 400 miles. it's tough at times but i've been controling myself. can't wait to pass 1200 miles!
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