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I have read various posts on oil change intervals but all seem to determine it by mileage. My '01 Z3 2.5 (38,000 total miles) is a weekend driver and I have only put a little over 1,000 miles on it in the last 6 months. With this few miles, how long should I wait to do an oil change?
 

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With your mileage, once a year would be good for the oil. Every 2 years for the brake fluid and coolant.
 

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I haven't heard about changing the coolant every 2 years.
That's a general rule in most of the real world, but AFAIK in the BMW world coolant is another of their "lifetime" fluids (at least that's what my SA told me, and I haven't seen anything else about it in the maintenance literature.)
 

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I'm pretty convinced that the Lifetime in Lifetime Fluid stands for BMW having a Lifetime of car sales...I would never assume that a fluid is literally "Lifetime".

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