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Old 10-18-2012, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by relinuca View Post
No car mntce. issue is debated with greater frequency or fervor than oil changes. Full Disclosure: I'm a daily visitor to a Porsche forum...things can get pretty ugly there.

Bottom Line:
>Change oil + filter every 5K miles or annually, whichever comes first.
>Use a top quality synthetic, and don't move up to a heavier weight oil unless you live in a hot climate or track your car.

Our BMW engines, like those of other German luxury brands, are very complex (too complex?). Skimping on oil changes is a false economy for long term owners.

agreed its heavily debated. I say to each their own. I personally change my oil every 7,500 miles but I throw in a new filter every 3,000. (So, two filters per change period)
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