Originally Posted by octainejunkee
Trust me everyone on here will be able to confirm that you must get a running in service done at 1200 miles.
The BMW dealer should have told you as its essential.
From memory the diff, engine and maybe the gearbox oils are fitted with specific running in oil that must be replaced by a maximum of 1200miles.
The rear diff has 1M only oil so its worth notifying the dealership a week in advance so they can order it in for you.
Im sure if you do a search there is alot of info on here that will confirm it.
"Awaits a hundred people confirming the above" lol
SMH.... Theres no "special 1M specific oil"....
Its the same oil as used in the M3. Problem is some techs didnt realize this at first and thought regular oil was to be used.
A BETTER place to start would be to look at the stickys at the top of this forum!
For ex.... http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=620282
is a thread started by Metak and has been there for a LONG time. Go read it, and make sure those are the ONLY fluids they put in!
Can you drive your car past the 1200 mile (2000km) mark without service until you have the time to get it performed? Yes.
Should you beat on your car or take your car to a track past the 1200 mile mark without service? NO!!!
For the love of god please dont take your baby ///M to the track without having this service done