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wanting to change oil and filter after 1500 miles

Discussion in 'Warranty questions' started by farriaza, Sep 10, 2009.

    farriaza guest

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    I am considering having the oil and filter changed after just 1500 miles, is overkill? My understanding is that some metal particles produced during engine construction could be in the system.
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    az3579

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    If you are talking about a brand new car, and are at a total of 1500 miles, then I would consider it necessary. BMW used to do break-in service at 1200 miles, but ever since they picked up the tab for scheduled maintenance, they have only done it on M cars (to my knowledge).


    I would say go for it.

    M3Driver guest

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    I'd do it. Use the 1200 mile M engine break-in checklist as a 'go-by'.....

    farriaza guest

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    changing oil after 1500 miles

    THANKS!! for taking time out to reply, the information you provided is helpful and I just scheduled an oil change for tomorrow.
    Happy Motoring
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    granthr

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    I would suggest it too! There can be metal in there, best to get it out.
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    Wretched

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    + 1000000000000000000000000

    Do it and toss out the 15,000 mile interval why your at it!

    captainmp guest

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    Oil changes

    Old fashioned, I guess. I want to change the oil on my E46 every 7500 miles. Synthetic/Schmetic - Don't believe it's helping preserve anything at 15000 to 25000 changes.Can anybody give me a message, "Why not"?

    M3Driver guest

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    My oil is changed in my M3 and X3 at between 5500 and 6500 miles. Mike Miller of Tech Talk recommends a 7500 mile interval so that is just be me being more anal.

    I'd recommend anyone interested write Mike Miller (techtalk@roundel.org) and request a copy of his "Old School" Maintenance article. Very useful information.

    Cheers..

    captainmp guest

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    Oil changes

    Thanks. I'll go with more frequent oil changes then.

    Autohaus guest

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    1,200-1,500 mile break in for all fluids (oil, trans, diff) is a must for new bimmers. 7,500 oil change intervals would do just fine.

    captainmp guest

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    Oil changes

    Thanks - I think I'll go with this.
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    alotawatts

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    We are assuming it is a new car........never was stated.

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