Originally Posted by user1
The oil change is important enough for the service visit . . .
Fortunately, we did the post break-in oil change at 1200 miles, and then another at 7500 miles, so it is not critical that we get in immediately. We have settled on a 7500 mile interval for changes -- notwithstanding BMW's 15000 mile policy.
Oddly, however, her car is now 19 months old with 16000 miles on the clock, and the Service Interval Indicator (SII) is still indicating that she has 7000 miles to go before her "first" oil change. I know that BMW will change the oil after one year regardless of the mileage or SII, but the SII is definitely wrong in her car. I have heard that others have a similar issue. In any case, we don't want to wait too
long, as we are now (according to our own schedule) about 1000 miles overdue for an oil change.