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Old 09-18-2009, 07:29 PM
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24 months to first oil change

I found a good deal on a leased 2006 X3 CPO, but the carfax shows that the first oil service wasn't done until 15K miles, but 24 months after the in service date. Is that bad?
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:05 PM
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I wouldn't rely too much on Carfax.

The original owner should have requested a "low mileage 1-year oil change".

That could have been done, but the dealer didn't enter it into the car's service record.

Or maybe the owner just decided to DIY or pay a quick change place to do it.

No way to be sure, and if any damage was done, you may not know until many years from now.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:24 PM
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More than likely, the person didn't bother/remember to change the oil until the thing said to do so. Most folks don't know about the low-mileage annual oilchange unless they read the Service Booklet (yeah, right) or are well-informed about BMWs in general.
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More than likely, the person didn't bother/remember to change the oil until the thing said to do so. Most folks don't know about the low-mileage annual oilchange unless they read the Service Booklet (yeah, right) or are well-informed about BMWs in general.
My thoughts exactly. But you never know what wasn't logged at a dealer.
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