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Old 07-15-2011, 10:36 PM
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First oil change E70 LCI??

Took my MY10 build in for its first 'service' yesterday (5000kms), and no oil change was done by BMW. I was expecting as much, so not surprised.

Now there is 12 month / 15,000kms before the next service (presumably with oil change)

I would be interested on peoples thoughts on if it is worth getting an oil change done at an independent mechanic now?

I am on the corporate program with BMW and if i do get an oil change done at this time will not record it in the service book (as i want to keep only BMW service for the first 3 years in case we want to upgrade with BMW later)

What oil do these use? How many litres? How much is an oil filter?

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Old 07-17-2011, 07:13 AM
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IMO if your planning to keep a vehicle for the longer term then regular servicing is important if you want in this case your BM to reward you. I change my oil and filter every 10ks as I plan to keep my 05 diesel for a long time yet, if my turn around was four years I wouldn't be so diligent. With the oil filters I purchase MANN brand who make filters for BMW, I pay $48 for an oil filter and $58 for an air filter way under BMs price. www.hvfs.com.au As for your oil I don't know wether your X is petrol or diesel.
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Yeah if you plan on keeping it, I am all for old school maintenance!

Oil & filter every 5-10k is a good idea IMO, especially for a TD
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:58 AM
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My mech uses Fuchs Titan GT1 Proflex 5w/30 good oil, 7.0litres goes into mine with filter yours being an E70 it may have a larger sump, check your handbook under Filling Capacities.
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