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    Hi all,

    I finally picked up my 2009 Coupe yesterday and love it....been waiting for pretty much 20 years!

    What I was wondering is when the car should be serviced, I appreciate it's all to do with how you drive the car etc. My car has 27,500 on the clock and is from a BMW dealership. I just checked the service booklet and it originally had its PDI and then was serviced at 19,000 miles but that's the only service in the book?!

    Should it of had more services than that? I was under the impression it was either every year or between 15,000 - 18,000 miles.

    I was going to bring it up with the dealer but wanted to get my facts right first...what do you guys think?
     
     

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    Follow the CBS computer...dealer will say the same thing.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrjy View Post
    Hi all,

    I finally picked up my 2009 Coupe yesterday and love it....been waiting for pretty much 20 years!

    What I was wondering is when the car should be serviced, I appreciate it's all to do with how you drive the car etc. My car has 27,500 on the clock and is from a BMW dealership. I just checked the service booklet and it originally had its PDI and then was serviced at 19,000 miles but that's the only service in the book?!

    Should it of had more services than that? I was under the impression it was either every year or between 15,000 - 18,000 miles.

    I was going to bring it up with the dealer but wanted to get my facts right first...what do you guys think?
    That is right for the mileage and theoretically the oil lasts two years (wouldn't do that myself)

    It depends how long you want to keep it, 15-18k is great for keeping fleet manager happy but not so wonderful if you want the turbo to last the lifetime of the car. At that mileage I would keep to BMW servicing to keep the value but would do an un-recorded oil service every 8-9k. 5 litres of quality BMW longlife 2004 spec oil can be bought for as little a 15 and a filter is a tenner. Even branded Catrol Edge can be bought for 24 for 4 litres in Costco. It is a really easy DIY job or 20 minutes work at an Indy garage and will reward you will an engine that could last another 175k
     
     

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    As above do interim oil services too. Personally I would record it as it shows you have looked after the car.
     
     

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    Nov 2008, 320D MSport. 19,700miles to date.

    Had my first oil service at 10,700 miles, car was just under 2years old.
    Asked dealer, they suggested it could be left until 18,000miles, as Bmw say the oil will last 18,000miles.
    Also said the car is under warranty and would be covered if anything happened.
    I still believe oil changes are important to prolong the life of an engine, especially a diesel.
    Also informed me I could have my oil changed, but would not need book stamping and mileage service dial would not need resetting.
    But obviously when at the next service due date it would need a stamp & reset.

    Asked about my next service being an inspection 1, but told that it has all changed, it now covers all fluids & filters.
    Hope this helps you.
     
     

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    Thanks guys for the replies. It's been a while since I have owned my own car, have been driving a company car for the last 7 years.

    The last cars I actually owned needed a service every 12k or every year depending on which came first. In fact up until 4 weeks ago (when I started looking for my car) I didn't even know that there is now road tax bands! When I asked the sales guy how much road tax was these days I nearly fell off my chair when he told me and thought he must have got it wrong!!

    When you have a company car you don't know of any changes that are made!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew_henson View Post
    That is right for the mileage and theoretically the oil lasts two years (wouldn't do that myself)

    It depends how long you want to keep it, 15-18k is great for keeping fleet manager happy but not so wonderful if you want the turbo to last the lifetime of the car. At that mileage I would keep to BMW servicing to keep the value but would do an un-recorded oil service every 8-9k. 5 litres of quality BMW longlife 2004 spec oil can be bought for as little a 15 and a filter is a tenner. Even branded Catrol Edge can be bought for 24 for 4 litres in Costco. It is a really easy DIY job or 20 minutes work at an Indy garage and will reward you will an engine that could last another 175k
    I had my oil service done in December last year and probably have covered around 10k miles since then...where can I get the right oil for cheap for my 320d if I wanted to do a quick oil change over in between intervals?

    I think I paid around 9/ltre + VAT last time...which looks expensive now! lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipz View Post
    I had my oil service done in December last year and probably have covered around 10k miles since then...where can I get the right oil for cheap for my 320d if I wanted to do a quick oil change over in between intervals?

    I think I paid around 9/ltre + VAT last time...which looks expensive now! lol
    Ouch... General Motor Dexos 2 oil is the one to buy, it is a 5W30 LL-04 spec synthetic and is apparently Mobil 1 oil.

    Buy from ebay, the very best buy is about 54 for 20 litres + 10 delivery, I just bought 5 litre for 20 delivered
     
     

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    I've been told by a colleague he can get me a LL 5w30 oil for about 20 (5 litres), shall i go for it?

    He has an Audi A4 2005, which I think use the same oil?

    Just wanted to check 5W30 LL fully synthetic is the right one for my 320d?


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    I wrote to Castrol re a question I had regarding oil life and the CBS intervals that my car was showing. Castrol are excellent in answering any query you may have as I have writtten to them a couple of times. I have done 13,000 miles since the last service and it still says it has 9,000 miles left. I do intermediate oil changes but wanted to know from the experts what they thought of BMW's service intervals, here is their reply.

    -----Original Message-----
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    To: jim.penman@btinternet.com
    Subject: Technical enquiry


    Dear Mr Penman

    Thank you for your email

    The EDGE oils are quite capable of doing the drain periods set out by
    BMW so I would have no propblems with them being used for this amount of
    time - however if you have a preference to change sooner - the LL01 or
    LL04 would both be quite acceptable. (2010 BMW E91 325)

    The LL04 specification is basically the LL01 specification with
    additional chemical limits for sulphated ash, phosphorous and sulpher
    which means cleaner exhaust particulates, so is also beneficial for
    earlier petrol and diesel engines as well as later diesel engines that
    are fitted with DPF units.

    The best oil I would suggest is the latest EDGE 0W-30 FST that meets the
    later LL04 specification and is in line with the specification used by
    BMW dealers. If this is not available, then the previous LL01 0W-30
    would be my next choice - the 0W-30 viscosity giving benefits in line
    with BMW "efficient dynamics" programme.

    Kind regards



    Automotive Lubricants - UK & Ireland
    Lubricants - Advanced Technical Support
    T: 0845 0821719
    Email: griffia@bp.com
    www.castrol.com/uk
     
     

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