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X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:57 PM
integra93ls integra93ls is offline
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06 x3. -26,xxx when start up car?

Looked at a car today and when I first start car it shows -26,xxx. Before it shows mileage.
What does that mean??
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:59 PM
joylove joylove is offline
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You are 26k miles overdue for an oil change. If accurate I suspect you are ripe for or have already done significant damage to the engine.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:03 PM
integra93ls integra93ls is offline
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Can it be the oil was changed but never reset after it was done?? The oil looked like it was ok when I pulled the dip stick and it didn't smell burnt or anything.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Supercourse Supercourse is offline
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Hard to say. Either way it's an uncaring owner who likely didn't use an oil that met specs. for the engine, nor paid any attention to other maintenance.

It just needed a quick visit to this forum to find out how to reset the maintenance reminder indicator.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:20 PM
integra93ls integra93ls is offline
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It's a06 with 78,000 mi . So if that was case owner didn't change since 52,000 mi? I believe it has service records from a bmw dealer. I have to check though.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:49 PM
joylove joylove is offline
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Dab some oil on a tissue. If it's golden it's ok. If it's brown tending to black then change it.

Ps 78-26-15k=37k miles.

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