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Old 11-11-2011, 10:52 PM
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^^^Congrats car looks great! I did a break in oil change around 1200 miles which was not covered by BMW and have been doing an oil change every 7500. It turns out that I put 7500 a year so once a year oil change is not too often
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Two questions about service: when did u guys do the first one? CA told me that the Ms get their first service at 1500 miles unlike the regular X5. Also he told me that although BMW recomends oil changes only every 15K miles, he said it would be better for the car if I did it every 7.5K miles. Any thoughts guys? Thanks in advance.....

I don't know, but I would follow the BMW recs. They give those for a reason. If they say 15K miles checks, then that's what I'd do. Not more, not less.

My wife's Accord in the manual it says check ups every 7.5K miles. Dealer said every 5K, but they couldn't give a legitimate reason, other than "it'd be better for the car". Well, then wouldn't every 3K be even better?

I guess I like to follow the official recs.
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Dealers have changed oil for me for free at 15000 or 12 months which ever came first. So, they changed it 6500 once and 4700 another time as it was 12 months already.
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The X5M doesn't have a post break-in service. I ended up hitting my 1 year mark before I hit the 15K miles. And actually for a little while BMW changed their recommended service interval to 2 years or ~15K miles but then decided to go back to 1 year/15K. How shady is that? So, on my car it shows a 2 year interval but the dealer serviced it in 1 year since BMW changed their mind. Also, since my service indicator didn't come on they didn't reset it and told me to just bring it back in when I hit the ~15K. So I had 2 service 1's in within several months of each other. lol.

I'm sure it doesn't hurt to do more oil changes than required but I heard the oil and filters these days can last for a long time. Unless you're planning to keep the car for a long time, I wouldn't waste my time or money to do any extra maintenance.
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Yes, regular M do get 1st service at 1500 miles. for some reason the X5M doesn't. I went round and round with BMW on this. Finally I just paid for the 1500 mile service.
The rest of the services you do when the car tells you.

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I am with you on the adv.1... Looks amazing!!
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Nice ride!

Pony up and do the KW v 3 coilover
Kit rather than spend $$$ on a crappy Dinan suspension.

I think besides the ECU my KW was the best aftermarket mod hands down
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Nice ride!

Pony up and do the KW v 3 coilover
Kit rather than spend $$$ on a crappy Dinan suspension.

I think besides the ECU my KW was the best aftermarket mod hands down

Could you post your pics too?
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Check the thread "please post X5 M w/ aftermarket wheels "

post #24 for a quick reference, but I'll throw some up later
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