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Re: 1st oil service milage question (archive)

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Posted by Jeff G on November 22, 1999 at 14:13:33:

In Reply to: 1st oil service milage question posted by Larry N on November 22, 1999 at 13:54:32:

That is how many miles *remaining* - in other words, at that pace you would hit the service at 3800+10500=13300. This is lower than 15000, but nowhere near the 6000. It's probably assuming your habits will stay roughly the same so you should not see much change in the target (the sum of current odometer and remaing distance).

: With 3800 miles on my '99 323i, I am currently at 10,500 fr my first oil service (started out at 15,000 like the rest of us). Is this normal?

: Driving history:

: I only drive distances on weekends. During the week I commute into Boston via commuter rail (anybody from Boston will agree that that traffic situation is terrible with the big dig going on). So, I only drive 6 miles to and from the train station each day. I'm thinking that is the reason why my 1st oil service is going waaaayyyy down. If this keeps up, I'll be in for my first service at 6000 miles.

: Anything similar happen to you?

: Thanks,
: Larry

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