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Re: Oil Changes will void my warranty? (archive)

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Posted by kbk on June 15, 2000 at 17:43:02:

In Reply to: Oil Changes will void my warranty? posted by Kevlar on June 15, 2000 at 08:50:18:

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: Well, I talked to the dealer today, and through the topic of the conversation, the dealer guy tells me. By changing my own oil, I will null/void my warranty on my car. So I chuckle laugh and walk away believing that he is talking a load of crap.

: So I call BMW NA today and they tell me that yes, by personally changing my oil, I run the risk of null/voiding the warranty on my car?

: Is this true? I know it can't be or else nobody would be changing their oil on their own. I know they sell those devices that reset the lights when you do it yourself, but supposedly that voids the warranty too.

: What am I going to do?

Newer BMWs come with "free" routine maint. for 36K mi. I think. Why not take advantage of that and just change the oil your self when you see fit. My dealer knows I do a change between the service lights and we both use the BMW syn oil, now 5W-30. I can't see how I could have a warranty problem that way. I would not however use a quick oil change place for a BMW in warranty. my .02


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