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Old 02-06-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by WaxComb View Post
It's also been said that BMW typically breaks the engine in at the factory. In that case an oil change would probably not be helpful.
It may be "said" that BMW breaks-in the engine at the factory, but it wouldn't be true.

In 2005, I visited the plant in Munich where the N52s and the V-10 for the E60 M5 was built. The high-volume N52 was tested on a machine then installed in cars. The V-10 was hand-built and tested by hand.

When I picked up my F30 last July, I toured the factory again. The N20s and N55s were also being tested for a few minutes in an automated machine then assembled into cars.

Oil change discussions on BMW forums are like religions: everone's is different.

For my part, I can't see how it's good for an engine to go a year or 15K on the original lubricant. I had mine changed at 4K miles.
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