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      10-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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BMW reduces Oil Change Interval Bulletin 00 01 13, Attachment 5

My co-worker just shared this with me:
BMW Service Bulletin 00 01 13, Attachment 5

2014 model year vehicles built prior to July 2013 utilized a 15,000 mile/24 month engine oil Condition Based Service (CBS) interval. This interval is triggered by the presence of option code 8KC.

All 2014 model year vehicles produced as of July 2013 will incorporate a new basic interval for the engine oil service. The new CBS interval is every 10,000 miles or 12 months (option code 8KL). The 10,000 mile interval pertains to the gasoline as well as the new diesel-fueled engines of the 328d and 535d.

The Key Reader/ISPA Light application will recognize the production month and/or the respective option code, and specify the corresponding interval and its related maintenance operations.

BMW vehicles’ CBS computes the actual optimum maintenance requirements based not only upon the accumulated mileage, but also taking into account important factors pertaining to fuel consumption such as high or low engine engine speeds, shot to long-trip driving.? Such computations can result in variation’s from the 10,000 mile interval and correspondingly, when an engine oil service will actually display”Recommended” or “Due.

I guess I am going to start doing in-between service oil changes, maybe every 5k.
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      10-22-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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Betcha its the biodiesel oil contamination problem at work here!
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The new maintenance schedule is for all cars, diesel and gasoline.
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      10-22-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
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I would not be surprised if this apply to us as well, I recently was in the shop and they accidentally reset The CBS and it reset to 10,000 not 14,000
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There could be a variety of reasons for this change and none have to do with whether or not the OCI for our vehicles is adequate.
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