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      03-13-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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what are your oil change intervals?

Hey everyone I just realized I'm coming up on almost 4k since my last oil change. I just got the car recently and had the oil service done for free under the free service maintenance. Anyways my concern is that the 15k inverval is way too high. What do you guys normally do, every 3, 5, 15, etc? I'm thinking 5k because that was what I did with my vw (with synthetic) and I never had an issue.
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7,500 miles. Stopped going to the dealership for a simple oil change since my car is modded.
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      03-13-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
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7,500 miles. Stopped going to the dealership for a simple oil change since my car is modded.
if the oil change is free, why not? (at least until 50k mi).

edit: I will be doing the non free ones myself. Oil changes are too easy not to.
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      03-13-2010, 01:41 PM   #4
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5000-7500 miles. It more so depends on the season and weather. If it's spring/summer/fall I will do them when I feel like it really. if it's winter, then I stretch to 7500.
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      03-13-2010, 01:43 PM   #5
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      03-13-2010, 01:46 PM   #6
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usually 5k but defiantly every year
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      03-13-2010, 01:49 PM   #7
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      03-13-2010, 02:42 PM   #8
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there are plenty of this thread under mainteance section. mod can either move or close...

5k or 7.5k is general census
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      03-13-2010, 02:47 PM   #9
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there are plenty of this thread under mainteance section. mod can either move or close...

5k or 7.5k is general census
This,.
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      03-13-2010, 03:07 PM   #10
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every 3000~3500 miles...Tischer knows
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      03-14-2010, 05:12 AM   #12
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5K or every year. Whichever comes first.
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      03-14-2010, 12:03 PM   #13
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5k miles seems high , i do at every 2.5-3k miles .. also depends on driving i force the car like crazy everysecond i be on it.
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Break in oil change at 1,500 km (900 miles), then twice as often as BMW recommends (12,500 km or 7,500 miles).
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Break in oil change at 1,500 km (900 miles), then twice as often as BMW recommends (12,500 km or 7,500 miles).

for a stock car right ?
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I did a break in at 2,000 km and now every 8,000 km which is about 5,000 miles
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Break-in change at 1200 miles, then every 5000 miles or 6 months whichever comes first.
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      03-15-2010, 11:29 AM   #19
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5k mileage seems about good. except i would go for 3 months rather than 6.
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      03-15-2010, 11:58 AM   #20
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Every 3K or 3 months since I have meth.
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Unless you're doing an early 1,200 miles change or something like that changing under 7,500 miles is a waste of money when buying synthetic oil. Long service intervals is the number one reason for using synthetic. If you're not going that distance then you could probably use regular dino or a blend every 3k-5k miles.

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Under warranty: once/year or when the CBS system calls for it.
Out of warranty: every 7,500 miles or 1 year.
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