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Old 10-12-2012, 12:59 PM
mbell666 mbell666 is offline
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Mein Auto: e39 2002 540i6
Wish I could remember where I had read it, it might have even been in the owners manual....

My general rules of thumb is to change the oil twice as often as recommended. If your doing the oil changes your self its probably cheaper to do the oil twice than pay a garage to do it once. For a lot of cars places like Jiffy lube make me think twice about bothering doing oil changes my self, as the cost difference between the parts and them doing it is pretty low. But for cars like my 540 which take a large amount of synthetic oil I can probably get the oil and filter for 2.5+ changes for the cost of them doing once! I also bother to drain the oil correctly and fully....
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