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      05-21-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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oil change/filter and warranty

If I have my non-dealer BMW mechanic (used them when I had my good old e36) do an oil-change on my e92, is there any potential for voiding the warranty? I am coming up on 6,000 miles. 15,000 miles seems like too long to wait.
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My SA said I'm perfectly ok to DIY, so I would say no.
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Just make sure you use BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil, and a BMW filter. If you ever have any serious problems with the motor they might give you a hard time if you do not have the right oil in there or if you have a non-bmw filter.

I just had my oil changed and I brought it too my friends shop (he is a manager at valvoline) I brought him the oil and filter and just let him do the work.

I don't think you have to use BMW oil but you have to use the same grade and it must be synthetic.
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If they mess up, then you have a problem

If they do a good job and use BMW parts, hardly anyone will know
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I don't think you have to use BMW oil but you have to use the same grade and it must be synthetic.
All oil used should have the BMW LL-01 rating
Check for it on the bottle
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