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Re: oil change (archive)

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Posted by mel g on December 25, 1999 at 07:47:31:

In Reply to: Re: oil change posted by moots on December 25, 1999 at 02:51:04:

Thanks Moots. I think I will follow your suggestion, in all the other cars I have and had owned i change the oil at the most after 4000 miles anyway, I just thought maybe BMW had something figured out. Take care.

i>: My car's a '90 520i.Just had the oil changed after 4 months where the last oil change was done.I use Mobil 1.Distance covered between service was 9,000 km.I follow the SIL indication.I travel quite a distance daily to/from work.But in your case where it took 11 months and to still have two LEDs on,I wouldn't wait that long and would change the oil every six months irrespective of the low distance covered.

: moots '90 520i

: : I have a 95 525I with 50,280 miles, since i only drive 10 miles to work one way. It took 11 months and 7,250 miles
: : before i decided to have the oil changed and I even still had two green indicator lights on at the time. Is it really safe to rely on these indicator lights or am I jeopardizing
: : my engine's longevity. Any opinions on the subject is much
: : appreciated.




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