E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / Warranty > Oil Change Question



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-24-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
Wingman335
First Lieutenant
 
Wingman335's Avatar
 
Drives: A4, 2011 335i E92
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: TX

Posts: 339
iTrader: (0)

Oil Change Question

Hello all,

I purchased my E92 on October 25, 2010. I plan on performing oil changes every 7,500 miles instead of the mandated 15,000 miles. I figured this way, I pay for one oil change, and BMW pays for the other.

If I recall correctly, there was a provision where BMW will offer an oil change every year, if we don't hit the 15,000 mark. Since I am very close to my 1 year anniversary ( 1 month remaining), do you think that BMW can pay for this oil change, or should I pay for it?
Wingman335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
bkrM3
Major
 
bkrM3's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Main Line

Posts: 1,380
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2009 BMW M3  [4.75]
Every dealer knows it's 15k or 1 year. Call them and ask them if they'll change it now instead of making you wait till Oct 25th. If they won't, just wait a month.

...oh, and it's 1 year from your previous oil change, which may've been done before you purchased the car (I doubt they changed the oil the same day you took delivery). The only way you can find out is to consult the dealer - your year might be up already.
__________________
E90 M3 Space/Fox/6MT
E92 335i BSM/Saddle/6MT - Sold
bkrM3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2011, 09:25 AM   #3
BenTrovato
Driver
 
BenTrovato's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,560
iTrader: (4)

If you haven't hit 15k and you are only one month away, why not wait? Alternatively if you tell them you are going on a road trip for the next month they may accommodate you.
BenTrovato is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-27-2011, 08:45 AM   #4
Antartic
Private First Class
 
Antartic's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i 2009
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: USA

Posts: 176
iTrader: (0)

I dont think you will get BMW to pay for your yearly oil change. They will change the oil on their dime every year ONLY if you have less than 6000 miles.

I assume you are at 7500 miles then you are SOL..... either wait till 15k or pay it yourself to change it.
Antartic is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-27-2011, 10:11 AM   #5
ceb
NHTSA Nazi
 
Drives: 335ix
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MD

Posts: 1,979
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Antartic View Post
I dont think you will get BMW to pay for your yearly oil change. They will change the oil on their dime every year ONLY if you have less than 6000 miles.

I assume you are at 7500 miles then you are SOL..... either wait till 15k or pay it yourself to change it.
That was changed back last year.
ceb is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-27-2011, 02:44 PM   #6
Antartic
Private First Class
 
Antartic's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i 2009
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: USA

Posts: 176
iTrader: (0)

Not true. I talked to my service adviser and he said it has to be less than 6k miles to qualify for a yearly oil change or else to wait till 15k.
Antartic is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:49 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST