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tarheel11 12-31-2012 07:45 PM

Concerned About Oil Change Interval
 
I own a 2012 M3 with about 8,000 miles on the clock. My service advisor is telling me I won't be due for an oil change until March 2013. That seems a bit excessive to me. The car is generally driven conservatively for short distances about five times a week. I'm looking for advice on how others treat the issue of oil change intervals. Thanks.

x3brian 12-31-2012 07:53 PM

I'm a classic over maintainer because I expect 300k miles.

I change at 7,500 irregardless of computer. I don't reset the computer though until it says so...typically every other change.

Google mike miller maintenance and drop him an email. I follow his advice.

Now with the above said...you did get your breakin M3 service at 1200 right?

650 Ryder 12-31-2012 08:06 PM

Oil should be good with your current driving habits. I change in between intervals due to some track duty.........Phil

tarheel11 12-31-2012 08:15 PM

Concerned About Oil Change Interval
 
Yes, had the oil changed at 1,200 miles. Sent email to Mike Miller requesting info. Thanks for your early and informative response.

x3brian 12-31-2012 09:10 PM

Awesome! March probably is ok then. Figure you aren't far off from 7500 mile oil changes based on driving habits then.

vst335is 12-31-2012 09:45 PM

Why the 1200 oil change? I had mine done close to 15000 and every other 10,000 never had a problem...just asking

x3brian 12-31-2012 10:02 PM

Why??

The m3 requires the old school break in change. BMW recommends its and pays for it.

The question is why didn't you want the same for your 335? ;)

I'm being rhetorical. It isn't necessary but my thoughts have been if its good enough for an M....

Also don't forget those spark plugs at 45k on the 335!!! ;) it is often missed.

vst335is 12-31-2012 10:26 PM

Thanks, did not do it for the M3 and for the 335 I have only 3k miles...didn't know about this, is it in the BMW recommended manual maintenance? I might have missed it. I am planning to go sometime in April for an oil change, close to 7500 miles.

x3brian 12-31-2012 10:28 PM

Yes for the m3. No for the 335.

vst335is 12-31-2012 10:31 PM

Ok, thanks :) good to know

650 Ryder 01-01-2013 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vst335is (Post 7282079)
Ok, thanks :) good to know

So I'm lost......did you not do a 1200 mile break in service on your M3?........Phil

vst335is 01-01-2013 09:13 AM

Did not and never had problems with it. Now I have a 335is

650 Ryder 01-01-2013 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vst335is (Post 7282389)
Did not and never had problems with it. Now I have a 335is

What happened to the M3 and how would you compare the 2 cars?...........Phil

vst335is 01-01-2013 11:49 AM

M3 was a lease and I got the 335is. Both cars have great power, I love the lower RPM boost on the IS. Overall I like the IS better for driving in the city most of the time, plus it has M all over it (shifter, door sills, etc).

650 Ryder 01-01-2013 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vst335is (Post 7282675)
M3 was a lease and I got the 335is. Both cars have great power, I love the lower RPM boost on the IS. Overall I like the IS better for driving in the city most of the time, plus it has M all over it (shifter, door sills, etc).

OK :tsk: ................Phil


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