E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > Canada > once a year service - really?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-13-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
zkhi
Private
Canada
8
Rep
75
Posts

Drives: 2011 323i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

once a year service - really?

I am a new BMW owner, I find it hard to believe that my car needs service once a year. I would have thought that you would at least need an oil change more often than once a year. Thoughts.
Appreciate 0
      12-13-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
2kaccordocoupe
Brigadier General
2kaccordocoupe's Avatar
Canada
83
Rep
3,034
Posts

Drives: F82 M4
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: The Six

iTrader: (2)

I only drive ~7k a year so that's fine with me.
Appreciate 0
      12-13-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
DESI4life10
Banned
DESI4life10's Avatar
Canada
54
Rep
3,365
Posts

Drives: Coding: Desi4life10@gmail.com
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: West of Toronto, Canada

iTrader: (18)

I do my oil once a year or 12,000km.

Last edited by DESI4life10; 12-13-2010 at 05:54 PM.
Appreciate 0
      12-13-2010, 05:36 PM   #4
antrot
Private First Class
Canada
6
Rep
191
Posts

Drives: 11 335i sedan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Toronto/Vaughan

iTrader: (0)

ya im putting about 7500 per year so it works out fine for me!!!
Appreciate 0
      12-13-2010, 06:10 PM   #5
catch
Major General
catch's Avatar
Canada
359
Rep
6,855
Posts

Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Thornhill

iTrader: (27)

i bought my car, not leased, so I do 2 a year, once in the spring once in the fall regardless of KM. I only put about 15000 a year on the car, but I still like to know it has fresh oil
__________________
Serpa BMW - Newmarket, Ontario
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
2016 F80 M3 Mineral White/Sakhir Orange
2013 BMW S1000RR Flat Silver <stolen>
2007 BMW E92 335i Jet Black/Jade Grey <sold>
Appreciate 0
      12-13-2010, 06:18 PM   #6
marcvtec
Lieutenant Colonel
43
Rep
1,904
Posts

Drives: 335i
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: toronto

iTrader: (0)

i change mine every 5k
__________________
COBBPowered,WedgeTuned,Spec2+clutch&Alum.flywheel, Wavetrac diff, lockdown kit, DCI, Forge DV's, AR catless DP's, AA Race FMIC, M3 links & Sways, 19' BBS LM's wrapped in PSS, ECS 2 piece cross drilled/slotted rotors, HPS 5.0 pads, M3 Spoiler, AC roof Spoiler, Aero Lip, Vorsteiner Diffuser, m3 sides, Tinted, And One Happy BMW Driver.
Appreciate 0
      12-13-2010, 06:58 PM   #7
vantage_coupe
First Lieutenant
vantage_coupe's Avatar
9
Rep
336
Posts

Drives: e92 335
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Mine is a DD and purchased so I do my oil changes with full BMW Synthetic every 10k.
Appreciate 0
      12-14-2010, 12:33 AM   #8
uncle ben
Private First Class
uncle ben's Avatar
Canada
2
Rep
111
Posts

Drives: 06 330i
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edmonton

iTrader: (0)

I do my oil changes every 5,000 to 10,000km. In my opinion, 25,000km intervals and dirty oil can lead to allot of problems. If you plan on keeping the car after warrenty wears out, than it doesent hurt to be a little careful.
Appreciate 0
      12-14-2010, 10:45 PM   #9
goldn
Captain
goldn's Avatar
Canada
13
Rep
728
Posts

Drives: 2010 E91 328i xDrive 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

iTrader: (0)

just had my first oil change at 29,xxx km.
Appreciate 0
      12-15-2010, 10:25 AM   #10
zkhi
Private
Canada
8
Rep
75
Posts

Drives: 2011 323i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Thanks Folks, I think I will stick to the 5K-10K Oil changes, love my car and want to keep it.
Appreciate 0
      12-15-2010, 12:48 PM   #11
MRQturbo
Captain
Canada
10
Rep
902
Posts

Drives: 91 MR2 turbo....07 335i...
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to MRQturbo
of course they will tell you 10k oil changes..so by time warranty runs out..problems start to occur....i did mine every 4-5k max....or after every track day......
__________________
91 MR2Turbo....07 335i....
Appreciate 0
      12-15-2010, 07:26 PM   #12
Bimmer Al
Lieutenant
Canada
9
Rep
597
Posts

Drives: 2010 335xi Coupe MSport, 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada

iTrader: (0)

oil change every 10000kms or twice a year......more than that (without tracking) is a waste of money. Let's give synthetic oil some credit.
__________________
2010 335i xDrive Coupe, Titanium Silver, MSport 6MT
2006 325i Sparkling Graphite Sport Package 6MT Retired
1999 323i Titanium Silver, Sport Package, 5MT Retired
Appreciate 0
      12-15-2010, 07:53 PM   #13
DESI4life10
Banned
DESI4life10's Avatar
Canada
54
Rep
3,365
Posts

Drives: Coding: Desi4life10@gmail.com
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: West of Toronto, Canada

iTrader: (18)

I am happy with doing an oil change in the middle of the interval stated on the car (12k) or 1 year. I use the oem stuff, and think that is more than enough for me.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
engine, oil change, service

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:15 AM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST