So true...21 responses and virtually all of us have slightly different opinions on this. I learned a few years ago not to get into an oil change debate on an enthusiast forum..
Originally Posted by AzNMpower32
Everyone's got different expectations and beliefs on maintenance intervals (do a search, it's been oft-debated). Many do the half-way interval change, others more often, others less so.
The one consistent theme is none of us go the entire BMW oil change duration. Use the oil you prefer...if you go with none ll01 approved synthetic oil change at 5k to 7k miles. Dyno oil 3k.
Me personally...I just pick up oil and filter at my local dealer and change around 7500. I like the consistent oil type usage on my motor. I have had oil related issues with domestic cars in the past and was only ever able to draw root cause to 1) manufacturing defect that magically started at 43k miles or 2) my inconsistent use of multiple brands of dyno oil every 3k miles as I bought what ever brand was on sale that particular day that I changed the fluid.
Last edited by x3brian; 11-12-2012 at 07:30 AM.