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2001 3.0 first change @ 3000 miles...more (archive)

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Posted by wawuzit on February 26, 2001 at 17:15:58:

In Reply to: First oil change question... posted by scott on February 26, 2001 at 06:34:37:

When I bought my motorcycle, the manufacturer recommended that I changed the oil at 1000 miles. When I did, I noticed that the oil was full of metal filings. Has anyone noticed metal in the oil during the first oil change on their z3? If so, is it a good idea to pay extra and change the oil at 1000 miles? TIA


I couldn't wait! I changed at 3000 miles, and looked close for any metal particals. I found none.
It was clean as could be. It cost me $43 to find that out. I'm going to change every 3000 miles. Some say thats not needed, but I plan on keeping this Z3. I've had 3 before this one. Clean oil is the most important thing you could do to keep your Z in great shape. Go ahead and spend the money! Also use Castrol Syntech ,the brand BMW goes with.

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