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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

 
 
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:25 PM
FLE39 FLE39 is offline
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Oil Life Meter, 7k and only 1 bar used

That's right... I did an oil change at 94k, 3 months ago. Been driving a lot on the hwy for work and am at 101k+ and the oil meter is only showing 1 green bar used up. I thought by now more bars would of been used. This normal? At this rate the meter will take me 40k miles on a oil change. I thought the meter was setup for an approx 15k interval and then adjusted based on telemetry of use. When I hit 104 -105k I'm doing a oil change if the meter says to or not.
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