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      07-11-2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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Oil change?

yeah yeah... this should be posted somewhere else or has been covered many times...
I just wanted to get feedback from the DC metro group.
what's your stand on doing oil changes before the dealers' recommendation?
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yeah yeah... this should be posted somewhere else or has been covered many times...
I just wanted to get feedback from the DC metro group.
what's your stand on doing oil changes before the dealers' recommendation?
Frank, thinking of doing it at 7,500 (halfway point), I have about 4,700 miles now. Its probably superfluous but as you know I am experience rather poor gas mileage so I'm thinking an oil change might help. I believe Passport is asking $85.
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While I don't have the car yet, I long ago decided I'd do my first oil change at 7500 miles. I admit -- if I were leasing the car or otherwise knew I were only keeping the car 3 years or so, I might wait the full 15K.
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Did oil change DIY close to 7500 miles ago, "Im hitting 15k, pretty ez, cost me $50 over the BMW counter, 7 qts oil, filter also you need a strap wrench.

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Did oil change DIY close to 7500 miles ago, "Im hitting 15k, pretty ez, cost me $50 over the BMW counter, 7 qts oil, filter also you need a strap wrench.

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Thanks guys.
I'd likely do it myself too around 7000 miles.
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I had it done at 10k, but Ill be bringing mine in for its first scheduled maintenence Thursday...

Ill let you guys know how that one goes...
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Frank, thinking of doing it at 7,500 (halfway point), I have about 4,700 miles now. Its probably superfluous but as you know I am experience rather poor gas mileage so I'm thinking an oil change might help. I believe Passport is asking $85.
I just had mine done today (with 5400 miles) at Passport. Total tab with tax was 89.93.
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I had it done at 10k, but Ill be bringing mine in for its first scheduled maintenence Thursday...

Ill let you guys know how that one goes...
So how did it go AJ?
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I had my 15K done last week at Passport. It may be just in my head but the car did seem to drive a little smoother afterwards.
I completely forgot to do the midway oil change and if I can turn back time, I would have done it around 5-7K.
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