Re: E39 Change Oil Myself?
- From: Fred W <Malt_Hound@*spam-me-not*yahoo.com>
- Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 09:10:04 -0500
Fred W wrote:
Jeff Strickland wrote:
<ambrose88@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:1143400687.914627.69780@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Dear BMW Experts,
I just purchased a 2003 530 and I absolutely love it. As noted by
others on this group, I'm not comfortable with changing the oil and
filter at 15,000 mile intervals and would like to reduce it to 7,500 by
changing the oil myself between visits to my BMW dealer (they want $100
to change the oil and they are not conveniently located).
Yes, you can change the oil yourself. Having said that, I see no reason to argue the point with the engineers.
So you're saying that you are comfortable with 15k mile oil changes? I'm not, ...on *any* car that I own. The whole "extended" oil change thing stems from manufacturers trying to reduce the mainetenance costs for their new models. Yes, oil has come a long way, and yes, the engineers have done a fine job in design, but 15k miles is just too long in my books. 10k? Maybe if highway miles only, but 7,500 is a good timing for mixed driving (city / highway).
Just out of curiosity, at what interval *do* you change your oil at?
Did you read his Q properly??????
snip <I'm not comfortable with changing the oil and filter at 15,000 mile intervals and would like to reduce it to 7,500>
Pay attention. I was speaking to Jeff S, not the OP.
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