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Old 02-06-2013, 07:07 AM
Michael Schott Michael Schott is offline
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Originally Posted by Rover View Post
They don't break the engine in at the factory. It takes 500 to 1000 miles to do that.
An oil change at 500 to 1000 miles may not that you may get some of the initial engine shavings out of the system.
Welcome to 1980. BMW does do a run in on the cars at the factory. It's not a substitution for the real world break-in that BMW describes in the owner's manual but I doubt that with modern manufacturing techniques there are but a few shavings in the engine. Plus we are talking about very sophisticated engines with high tech synthetic oil. There is no need for a break in oil change in this day and age.
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