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Sup everyone...I just got a 2004 330CI and was wondering if anyone thinks I should wait till the recommended 15,000 miles for my first oil change??? I just hit 1,300 miles........
 

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The engine comes filled with synthetic from the factory, I believe... which is rare among car manufacturers... but it's still good to change the oil once the break in period is over. 3000 miles is a good bet. After that you can do the 15k oil changes as long as you top off every 3k and change the filter every 5k. Or you can just get your oil changed every 5-7k.

Just don't let the 15k service interval be your only source of new oil and filters. :)

EDIT: Oh yeah, welcome!!! :hi:
 

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SteelBlueXI said:
The engine comes filled with synthetic from the factory, I believe... which is rare among car manufacturers... but it's still good to change the oil once the break in period is over. 3000 miles is a good bet. After that you can do the 15k oil changes as long as you top off every 3k and change the filter every 5k. Or you can just get your oil changed every 5-7k.

Just don't let the 15k service interval be your only source of new oil and filters. :)

EDIT: Oh yeah, welcome!!! :hi:
Getting it changed early can never hurt. Welcome!!
 

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Welcome.

If you plan on keeping the car, go with oil changes every 5-7000 miles or so. You can do them yourself. If you wanna pay the stealer, remind them not to reset the computer otherwise your free oil change will just keep getting extended further and further out.

The main thing is to change the oil filter every 5000 miles. The oil can last longer, but the filter has to be changed.
 
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