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      02-01-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Synthetic oil for 335i, good for 10,000+ miles. Or not.

Run was 8k miles after an early 2k miles change. If you wait till the computer tells you to, you're insane. Just more data to support that you need to change early and often.




Which things are good and bad:
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/gasol...port_expl.html
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Thx for the info.

Your findings are certainly supporting all of our previous years of experience with cars, especially high performance.

BMW is just being stupid and cheap.
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Ok seriously mods, this is getting a bit annoying, this is an N54 engine discussion, not a maintenance discussion.
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I dont think it looks to bad for a first oil change. Aluminum, Iron, Cooper are always high on the first one. Did you get the test that tells you how bad or good the oil was.
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I dont think it looks to bad for a first oil change. Aluminum, Iron, Cooper are always high on the first one. Did you get the test that tells you how bad or good the oil was.
It wasn't my first change, It was my second after I preformed a 2k oil change.
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Sorry i didnt see the 2K change. I think 2k is to early meaning your engine was not fully loose.
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Sorry i didnt see the 2K change. I think 2k is to early meaning your engine was not fully loose.
Right, the metals were high in that change too.

The point is people going 10k miles on ONE fill is a BAD idea.
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The point is people going 10k miles on ONE fill is a BAD idea.
I Agree.
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my dealer told me every 15k miles! thats way high!
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Oh I forgot to mention I DO drive my car like I stole it.
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Oh I forgot to mention I DO drive my car like I stole it.
And you waited 8k miles to change the oil? What is that?!? I changed at 1200, 4000, 8000, 12000, ect...
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And you waited 8k miles to change the oil? What is that?!? I changed at 1200, 4000, 8000, 12000, ect...
Word. I changed my oil for the first time at 1200 miles too. It was as black as it can get.
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what other manufac. gives you free oil changes in general? i mean heck one out of every 3(assuming 15k oil changes split to be every 5k) is free...i think you can handle the rest on your own...
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My dealer said 15k. and thats what im doing lol. I leased my car so I just do what the dealer tells me to do, maybe if I bought it I would give it extra treatment.
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understandable lol
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I got a free oil change at 20k and 40k miles............

Inspection I at 30k+ miles.......wasted a whole day....and all they did was inspect the car.

I could have done that myself.....if I knew that's all they did.....


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When I took mine in for a change at 1300, my SA gave me the "are you stupid?" look, said it was a waste of my money when I insisted.
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And you waited 8k miles to change the oil? What is that?!? I changed at 1200, 4000, 8000, 12000, ect...
Congrats I have a cookie for you.
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most SA's are dumbasses...so take that for what its worth...
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did my break-in at 1250 miles, just about to do #2 at amost 5K miles. And yeah, I drive it like I stole it too (once it's warmed up properly of course!!!)
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Op: did you do the first oil change w/ the BMW oil, or a different brand?
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Op: did you do the first oil change w/ the BMW oil, or a different brand?
That was BMW oil in there. It's now filled (mostly ) with Amsoil 10-40.
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