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      12-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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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.
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      12-13-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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I only drive ~7k a year so that's fine with me.
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      12-13-2010, 02:56 PM   #3
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I do my oil once a year or 12,000km.

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      12-13-2010, 04:36 PM   #4
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ya im putting about 7500 per year so it works out fine for me!!!
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      12-13-2010, 05:10 PM   #5
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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
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i change mine every 5k
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      12-13-2010, 05:58 PM   #7
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Mine is a DD and purchased so I do my oil changes with full BMW Synthetic every 10k.
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      12-13-2010, 11:33 PM   #8
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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.
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      12-14-2010, 09:45 PM   #9
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just had my first oil change at 29,xxx km.
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      12-15-2010, 09:25 AM   #10
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Thanks Folks, I think I will stick to the 5K-10K Oil changes, love my car and want to keep it.
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      12-15-2010, 11:48 AM   #11
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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......
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      12-15-2010, 06:26 PM   #12
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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.
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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.
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