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I took my 03 M3 into a local (small village) BMW service center at the 3,100 mile mark and thought that they needed to do something as part of the end of the second, "break-in," period. As I understood it, there was a break-in period from 0-1,200 miles. Then another at 3,100 miles before you can really open it up. However when I took it there, they seem perplexed, and showed me that the car said it's next service was like in 10,000 miles (when you start the car it pops up on the dash).

So, 1) is my small town BMW dealership unfamiliar w/the M3 3,100 service or 2) there is no service requirement at 3,100 miles?

Appreciate any insight in advance. THX.
 

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i think i can help you out.......

you are just alittle confused a little... their is the first brake in period from
1 to 1,250 miles that say don't go over 5,000 rpm
and around 60 mph. thats what my salemen told me.

2 brake in period is from 1,250 to 3,100 miles that one is they just don't want you to go if i remember 130 mph an hour .

after you hit the 3,100 mile mark you can go over the 130mph to the top end of 155 mph at that point the engine is totally broke in.

i live in new york in the united states and rarely go over 100 mph.
so the first break in period is the inportant one for us. we will almost never go past 130mph. lollllllllll but last week i race a rice burner car at i hit 145mph. for the first time but don't tell anyone ok lollllllllll

but to get back to you lollllll.. you don't have to do anything at 3,100 miles the next time you bring in your car will be for your 15,000 mile check up.

at 1,250 they change your oil but at 3,100miles they do nothing to your car. thats why they said that to you. hope i clear it up for you a little...
bobm3 ;) ;)
 

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Man, I'm just not comfortable going 10-12000 miles without changing motor oil. Just had my 1200 mile change done and might do it again at 6000. I know they've probably got it figured out, but how bout some piece of mind! Here's food for thought---if oil changes weren't covered under warranty and we paid for them all ourselves, think they'd suggest changing it a little sooner?
 

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i change my oil around

3,500 to 5,000 all depends if i go to the track. if you go to dealer for oil change it will cost you around 140.00 its 11 and change
a qt. m3 takes almost 8 qt.'s dealer won't charge you at the 15,000,30,000,45,000 check ups
bobm3 ;) ;)
 
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