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scottcan
12-01-2004, 12:51 PM
What is the oil change interval on the 3.0? I have about 2800 miles on the car and the on board computer sats around 12,000 miles before first service?? I am thinking about doing the very first oil change earlier than what BMW says. Thoughts?

scottcan

FirstBMW
12-01-2004, 02:06 PM
I'm of the old 3 month/3,000 mile school too. My X3 service interval started at over 15,000 miles! I asked my salesman about it and he gave me some BS about how the X3's computer calculates service, including oil changes, based on the number of cold starts, usage, etc....I think it is wayyyy to long, even if they are putting synthetic oil in. Then again, I'm leasing, so it will be their problem down the road, not mine. :bigpimp:


What is the oil change interval on the 3.0? I have about 2800 miles on the car and the on board computer sats around 12,000 miles before first service?? I am thinking about doing the very first oil change earlier than what BMW says. Thoughts?

scottcan

LeucX3
12-01-2004, 03:18 PM
The synthetic oil in all new BMWs can probably last for 15k, however i've always changed mine at 7500.

scottcan
12-01-2004, 05:51 PM
See title. I'm leasing too but MAY buy. Don't know yet. I would at the very minimum make the very first oil change after about 3K miles.

scottcan