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Old 09-28-2011, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by jayhyung View Post
Hi guys! Finally, after searching and researching for few months, I happen to have to my first Bimmer in my life!
The prior owner just changed the brake pads, oil, and the tires. So it seems like I can ride this for 3000 miles without worrying about the other maintenance!...

The BMW recommended oil change interval is handled by the Condition Based System - usually around 15K miles. Seems to work for many people; however many people change at 7500 miles. There is really no need (based upon oil analysis reports) to change before then. Be sure to use BMW approved LL-01 oil - the Castrol the dealers sell is about as cheap as anything.
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