Originally Posted by Socom
That is true. It's about the oil. Many people feel every 7500 is fine. Some change only the filter at 7500 miles.
Anything more frequent that, imho, is just an excuse to work on the car because "their daddy did it that way" or whatever "feel good" excuse they come up with.
LOL. I resemble that remark! <G> I am old fashioned in that I consider motor oil and filters as cheap insurance. The primary reason that I will not buy an off-lease car is that they normally receive only minimal maintenance. The strong odor of gasoline in the oil that I changed is enough to convince me that BMW is not looking beyond the warranty period in making their oil change recommendations. It would cos them a few bucks to provide "free" scheduled maintenance if they specified 5000 or 7500 mile oil changes. Risk it if you wish but I will spend the $60 bucks every 5000 miles. Hey I was very reluctant to move beyond the 90 day 3000 mile rule! :-)