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Old 03-20-2012, 05:50 AM   #21
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Many, many newer cars will tell you when they want their oil changed based on analysis of driving habits. Our 2008 Suburban, 2003 CLK430, and even the GF's parents' 2000 Odyssey does it.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:12 AM   #22
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I gotta give MINI credit. The Countryman self-analyzes the oil (or driving habits, or both) and tells you when it wants new oil. People report 10-12k oil chance intervals pretty regularly.
My BMW does that. I'm 13K and three months into my current oil change. It's 7 or 8 quarts of synthetic.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #23
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Wife's 03 cooper does it but just based on driving style. When you reset the counter it goes to 15000 miles then counts down depending on habits.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:41 AM   #24
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The problem with mine is that I do a lot of 1000 mile weeks at a couple hundred miles at a time, all interstate or highway. My counter is down to 9000 after 13,000 miles, lol.
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i'll have to dig through the computer and find out what my number is. I'll probably request a "break-in" oil change at 1k but I am curious to see if my driving screws it up.
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Can MS3 do this? Lol
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I seem to remember hearing horror stories about BMW engines running 15k+ OCIs and the analysis not supporting the recommended OCI. I would yank the oil at 5k and develop your own interval based on Blackstone data.
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I seem to remember hearing horror stories about BMW engines running 15k+ OCIs and the analysis not supporting the recommended OCI. I would yank the oil at 5k and develop your own interval based on Blackstone data.
It seems that internet-lore suggest a lot of people have sludge problems with BMW factory OCIs.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #29
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Yeah, I wasn't going to go that much further. Just not comfortable.
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Since this has been brought up what filters do u guys run?
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Since this has been brought up what filters do u guys run?
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I've always used Fram....now use the extended guard versions.

Going with amsoil filter for the built engine......
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Isn't fram half cardboard?
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Isn't fram half cardboard?
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=2113150
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+1, I buy NAPA Gold filters (mfg'd by Wix) by the case.
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all my oil change research led me to do this:

change oil first day of spring

change oil first day of fall

oh shiiiit that's today.
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NAPA Gold.
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i'll have to dig through the computer and find out what my number is. I'll probably request a "break-in" oil change at 1k but I am curious to see if my driving screws it up.
with 300 miles on the car it still says 15000.
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with 300 miles on the car it still says 15000.
Mine doesn't change until it drops a full 1,000. Maybe when it's down to the last 1,000 it will drop by hundreds like my GPS. It won't show tenths until I'm under 10 miles to go.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #40
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I use OEM filters that I bought from Finish Line Performance. I think I picked up a dozen a few years so I am still going through them.
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