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      05-16-2019, 07:45 AM   #23
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      05-16-2019, 07:47 AM   #24
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Own or lease ?? I lease so I'm lucky if I even get in at the 12 month mark lol
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      06-02-2019, 05:35 AM   #25
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I believe Ms have a break-in oil change and it is a scheduled maintenance. I don't know if this is because of tighter tolerances or some other reason but I suspect this preventative maintenance is worth the cost for bmw. They even change drivetrain fluids too.

This may further the debate unless you have a bmw engineer explain why for only Ms and not others.


Regardless you will hear stories of people not changing oil in years to those that change it with increase frequently beyond that bmw recommends, each have their good and bad stories.

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I am just hitting 5K and it is going to be hard for me to wait until 10k. Just not in my DNA to go that long without an oil change. Just feels wrong...
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      08-27-2019, 12:14 PM   #27
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Just picked up a new 50i m sport and it's a dealer stock. So the service indicator shows that I should be get first service in December 2019, but I doubt I will even have 3000 miles at that time. Should the 1year/10k miles be calculated from production date or delivery date? Thanks in advance.
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I ALWAYS do my own oil changes, even when it is free from the dealership. I don't care how "good" of a dealership it is, they have clowns working there that will skip the filter, skip the oil, or just skip the entire process, and say they did it. Or, even worse, they do sloppy work, leave a mess, leave a leaky filter... the list is endless.

Most dealerships have AT BEST 2 qualified mechanics.... and everyone else are just high school dropouts trained to do very basic tasks, which very rarely ever get checked by the 2 qualified mechanics they have on staff. In short, if they "can" short-change you or cheat you, they will.

I've had 2 mechanics fired on the spot, and will do it again when I catch them screwing over customers. I don't trust them as far as I can throw them.

Regarding interval - BMW recommends 10k miles, but after the 1500 mile break-in, I will do it anyway. Then, I will wait the 10k miles, but that is assuming:

1. It was normal driving conditions (no trips to the track or off-road adventures)

2. I use Royal Purple.

Many years ago, I built a mid 2000s STI that I frequently raced at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. 20-minute GRUELING lap battles, around a 2-3 mile track.... full-force.... 160+ mph..... for 20 minutes straight... several times in 1 day.

Mobil1 smelled like a tire that had been set on fire.

Royal Purple?? Not only did it still look "purple", it still smelled like it was brand new.

I've sworn by it since that day, and have used it for every oil change I've ever done, on every car, and I will continue to. I don't care what it costs. After I personally witnessed the difference.... it's worth the $$$.

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Just did the first oil change on my x5 at 1507 miles. Also sending out a sample to blackstone which ill report back here for shits n giggles.

I refilled with redline 0W40 and will change again around 6000 since the free ones at 10,000.
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