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Old 06-16-2012, 08:29 AM
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Mein Auto: 2004 VW Passat 4mo
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
It's within the normal range. An engine with more frequent oil changes and not used for short trips would look almost brand new inside the valve cover. More stop and go would result in more varnish as would less frequent oil changes.
Yup. 75k highway miles with 7500 mile changes, and mine looks about the same as the day it was delivered.

It only gets BMW synthetic. You can pick it up at the dealer, or occasionally get a great deal at a group meeting of other BMW owners, none of whom apparently change their own oil. The deal may be even better if Professor Cook isn't bidding you up.
2009 335i xDrive coupe, Jet Black, Black Leather, Grey Poplar, Steptronic, ZPP, ZSP, ZCW, iPod/USB, HD radio, Parking Assist. Rear Fogs, Hardwire V1, ProFit G3.
ED 5/12/09, Munich dropoff 5/16/09, Redelivery 6/22/09, Sold 3/8/15

Prior 40 years of cars: 1967 BelAir wagon / 1968 LeMans Tempest / 1970 Mustang Mach 1 / 1972 El Dorado / 1978 Corvette / 1981 Subaru GL wagon AWD / 1983 s10 Blazer 4x4 / 1985 Bronco 4x4 / 1996 Bronco 4x4 / 2004 Passat 4motion / 2009 BMW 335i xDrive E92
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