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Old 04-20-2011, 05:59 AM
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Question Oil change intervals on X3s in NA

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Does any one know what is the oil change intervals here in NA for BMWs? (specially the new X3s)
In Europe we used to change the oil every 30,000km
I know it partly has to do with the oil quality, whether conditions,...
I've heard in NA it is every 8,000km??!!!! Is that true???
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BMW specs do not have a set mileage. The car's Condition Based Service system tells when to change the oil. It is roughly 15,000 miles. Most Bimmerfesters prefer about a 7,500 mile interval.
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Hi,
Does any one know what is the oil change intervals here in NA for BMWs? (specially the new X3s)
In Europe we used to change the oil every 30,000km
I know it partly has to do with the oil quality, whether conditions,...
I've heard in NA it is every 8,000km??!!!! Is that true???
thx
You posted in the F30 forum, which is for the next generation 3 series (2012).

Oil changes go by the Service Interval indicator which is theoretically 15,000 miles (24,140 kms.).
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:26 AM
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You posted in the F30 forum, which is for the next generation 3 series (2012).

Oil changes go by the Service Interval indicator which is theoretically 15,000 miles (24,140 kms.).
Yes I noticed afterwards... but thanks for the note.
I am waiting for the new 2012 3 series as well and I check regularly to see if there are any new posts about it.
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Actually the oil change is about every 30000km or 18000mi now.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:16 AM
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oh, that's great...
with synthetic oil right?
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:23 AM
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oh, that's great...
with synthetic oil right?
Yup, since the turn of the century actually.
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