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      09-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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How do I know the car had the 1200 mile service done?

My CA told me that my 1200 mile break-in service was performed at the
VDC, since I had a bunch of things installed there. (The car had 968 miles back then)

The iDrive car info seems to indicate that is the case: next oil change, 15K;
next service, 15K... all systems ok.. but how do I know for sure? Are the
readings in the car service enough since I dont have any papers for it?

just wondering
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      09-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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You should be able to request a copy of the service records of your vehicle. In my case the warning came on at around 800 miles so if your service indicator came on I am not surprised to hear the just went ahead and did it at the VDC...
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      09-05-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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My service and warranty book (page 7) was stamped with a 1200 mile service certification by the dealer and I received the invoice

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I was told to check the oil cap and make sure there is no funny colored oil condensation under the cap...there is a dye in the initial oil BMW sends the car out with...its either green or blue?!? I think.
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      09-06-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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Any dealer should be able to pull the service history. Mine was actually performed at 471 mi when it landed stateside after ED :/. I didn't even drive it that hard in Europe - but the oil change interval was reset and it shows up in the records. I may do one myself before the annual one.
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      09-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #6
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Your current dealer can 'read' your key and your service records will pull right up assuming the service was done by BMW. Good luck.
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      09-07-2012, 01:40 PM   #7
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All carfaxes show if it is done as well. When I bought my car, the carfax was provided and showed the exact mileage it was performed at as well as the date.
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