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Old 05-03-2012, 04:26 AM
KeithS KeithS is offline
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Hold on. I was just giving the 5 miles each way as an extreme example, that's not how we drive the car Right now we are in the order of 15K miles a year.

Actually my commute is 14 feet. I work from home

Unless the newest BMWs are different, the OCI is not all that sophisticated. I know for our 10 year old BMW's it's based on fuel consumption. The harder your drive the car, the shorter the OCI mileage will be. It seems as at least my D, is based purely on mileage as it is tracking to be exactly 13K miles.

I have been using the in-between oil changes for a decade on our gas BMWs. When the valve covers are pulled, they are almost sparkling clean inside. They are both at about 145K miles now.

And I am using a mighty-vac topsider for oil changes. It does require that you fix them when new before you can use it, so not necessarily a recommendation.


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