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wildvan
10-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Just completed the first oil change, I decided to do it prior to BMW's 15000 mile oil change. I am not stating that I do not trust what BMW says about being able to go to 15000, I just decided that I would be more comfortable getting the original oil out of it and some clean oil into it as the motor was being broke in.
The cost for me to do it was right around $75.00. I found castrol on sale and had to get a filter from the stealership.

Time was only about 20 min start to finish, BMW did a good job at making access to the drain and filter easy. 9 quarts filled it to just below the full mark.

I will now wait until the recommended 15000 mile mark for the next change via BMW. I believe I may even stay on their recommended cycle as the engine is now broken in. I know synthetics can go much longer and until I see proof that it breaks down or the filter cant hold up, might as well go with the recommended.

meteck
10-14-2011, 10:06 PM
Uh, fill mark? :confused

wildvan
10-14-2011, 10:23 PM
yea, little electric one that you press inside the car to check level

meteck
10-17-2011, 10:08 PM
Oic. :d