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Old 04-17-2012, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BeemerMeUp View Post
So I know it's been awhile since I have posted on here. I've been having fun with...well my wife's 2012 BMW 135i. It's our first Bimmer (well technically second but we won't talk about the first). Honestly, I'm surprised at how much fun it is regardless of it being a 1 series. I don't mean that in a bad way, I have just always thought of 1 series being more aimed towards chick type cars but I'm finding out they have guts and balls.
Its funny there's a perception that bigger is somehow better. As you can see, I've owned a wide variety of BMWs, and I can say my favorite is a toss up between my two E46s. (I'm witholding judgement on my 128 for a reason; I'm presently smitten with it, but I want to get out of the honeymoon phase.)

The 550 was an awesome statement of luxury. However, dollar per dollar, the 170hp 325 with nothing but sport package and Vynocerous hide on the seats was the better car on any stretch of twisty road. Just enough power to not be slow, but not so much that you would get arrested for bouncing the tach against the redline through three gears.

Originally Posted by BeemerMeUp View Post
Now the bad...well not really bad, just concerns. I had the oil level low come on the other day. I have yet to get an oil change or again really drive it hard. I have looked over the forums and haven't really noticed anyone else running into this problem. Is there something I should be concerned about? I put a quort of Mobil1 OW-30 European Blend in to get me by. I had planned on getting the oil changed at 7,500 miles, kind of a halfway point oil change. I have seen others ask, what are your thoughts about getting it done early?
Don't worry, this is not abnormal. The engine will burn a little more when new, and 6000 miles is fairly normal. 7,500 miles is fine for an oil change.

Originally Posted by BeemerMeUp View Post
Another thing I have been noticing is that as I drive and then come to a stop, I notice my car will idol around 700 rpms, but every so often a few seconds after I come to a complete stop, the engine will rev up a few hundred rpms for just a moment and then back down. It tends to do it almost every time I stop. It doesn't seem like it's a huge issue, but I don't want it to be a little thing that turns into a much larger issue. Anyone else notice this?
I wouldn't be concerned.
2012 E88 128i, Alpine White/Black
2011 E90 328i, Crimson Red/Black
2008 E60 550i, Carbon Black/Natural Brown, ED 2 November 2007 (retired)
2006 E83 X3, Silver Grey/Black, ED 15 May 2006. (retired)
2005 E46 330i, Jet Black/Black (retired)
2002 E46 325i, Electric Red/Black (retired)
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