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Old 10-04-2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by pointandgo View Post
I've had my '11 E90 for over a year and it has less than 10K miles...5K now (I'm retired). The "service-based indicator" does not yet indicate an oil change yet...about 1k to go.
What is the date indicated for the next change?

I ask as both my '07 & '08 Bimmers have the date programmed for TWO year intervals, but as everyone has posted, BMW recommends (and provides) a change at least yearly. Apparently the two year interval is the case in Europe where the fuel is felt to be of higher (lower sulphur?) quality.

A couple of years ago, BMWNA tried to change the policy for free changes to two years instead of one unless the mileage was very low, but they soon abandoned that idea when owners pointed out the ONE year recommendation in the Service/Warranty manual.

At any rate, you've paid for your "free" service in the price of the car, why not take advantage of it?

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