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      04-18-2011, 02:21 PM   #1
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Is Something Wrong with my Service Countdown?

So I bought my 07 335i as CPO about 3 months ago with 27k miles on it. I assume thats the last time it had an oil change.

I remember playing around with the IDrive when I first got it and noticed it said next oil change was 12k miles from then or not until 1/2013 (two years from that current date). I figured two years was a long time but that I would burn through the 12k miles pretty fast.

I've put about 5k miles on it so far but the service indicator and read-out on the IDrive still says 12k miles left or 1/2013... What gives, at this rate I would put 17k miles on it before an oil change and that's even if it starts actually counting down and not staying at 12k miles left.

I paid extra for the extended maintenance plan and want to make use of it. Could something be wrong with my car? Why won't any of the service countdowns update as I put more miles on the car?
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      04-19-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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it's not a linear countdown. the oil change interval will fluctuate depending on your driving habits.
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went in yesterday evening and asked BMW about it, they looked up my car on their computers and said the car has not had a BMW oil change since 21k miles, so a little over a year and 12k miles ago, and the damn i drive still said i needed to wait another 12k miles or two years. they dealer gave me a free oil change anyways since it had been just over a year
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      04-19-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
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wow i should be checking up on mine too then.
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