BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
toni8284
Lieutenant
toni8284's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
459
Posts

 
Drives: F10 M5 LCI, VO 1M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upper Darby, PA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW 1M  [5.00]
1 year service question

Hi,

I just did the 1 year service last week.

What they did was a oil change.

So is that all?

I thought they need to change the transmission oil and diff oil too?

Or when will those oils get changed?

Thank you
__________________
2014 F10 M5 Singapore Gray
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
Jezzer
Banned
United Kingdom
24
Rep
938
Posts

 
Drives: Series 1 m coupe
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Shouldn't that have been done at your 1200 mile service, how many miles has your car done?
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
ozinaldo
Brigadier General
ozinaldo's Avatar
Portugal
46
Rep
3,053
Posts

 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

iTrader: (0)

And what is a 1 year service? Never heard of a 1 year service, there is just 1200 mile/2000 km. service and after that condition based service.
__________________
"The mark of a great car is one whose overall competence exceeds what you should expect from its individual components and the 1M does just that", Chris Harris.
BMW 1M-SOLD-: TECH: Evolve Race+N55mids, Evolve IC, Michelin PSS, ER cp, aFe filter, CDVx, Vorshlag camber plates, BMS OCC EXTERIOR: trunk spoiler, blacklines, black grills, IND goodies INTERIOR: Alcantara steering wheel, steel pedals, custom mats, MPower e-brake.
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
toni8284
Lieutenant
toni8284's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
459
Posts

 
Drives: F10 M5 LCI, VO 1M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upper Darby, PA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW 1M  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jezzer View Post
Shouldn't that have been done at your 1200 mile service, how many miles has your car done?
I dont remember what did I do at my 1200 mile service. That's why I am asking.

I remember either transmission oil or diff oil need to be changed at 1200 mile service. But I read someone said US is not going to change transmission oil or diff oil at 1200 miles. I dont remember which one...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ozinaldo View Post
And what is a 1 year service? Never heard of a 1 year service, there is just 1200 mile/2000 km. service and after that condition based service.
what I meant for 1 year service is dealer change your motor oil for free every year.
__________________
2014 F10 M5 Singapore Gray
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
LeifW
Captain
12
Rep
641
Posts

 
Drives: 1M AW
Join Date: May 2007
Location: CT, USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by toni8284 View Post
I dont remember what did I do at my 1200 mile service. That's why I am asking.

I remember either transmission oil or diff oil need to be changed at 1200 mile service. But I read someone said US is not going to change transmission oil or diff oil at 1200 miles. I dont remember which one...



what I meant for 1 year service is dealer change your motor oil for free every year.
My 1 year service was just an oil change. My oil change was considered an annual low mileage oil change as I only have 3,800 miles on the car. I also paid out-of-pocket to have the transmission fluid changed as that was not changed at the 1,200 mile service.


Leif W.

Last edited by LeifW; 11-17-2012 at 06:14 PM.
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 07:51 AM   #6
Notion-Za
Second Lieutenant
South Africa
6
Rep
289
Posts

 
Drives: AW 1M
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Africa

iTrader: (0)

1200 mile service is diff oil change.

I paid for an engone oil change as well. They just wanted to top up the oil.
__________________
2012 1M - Aw - Akrapovic Evolution & downpipe, CF tips, Gruppe M intake, ESS tune, KW coilovers
2011 X1 Xdrive 2.0D - sparkling bronze/black - Hifi sound system, sports steering wheel, climate control, automatic, cruise control
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 11:44 AM   #7
b33g33
Give '///M' Hell!
b33g33's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
1,305
Posts

 
Drives: Einser Rex
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by toni8284 View Post
I dont remember what did I do at my 1200 mile service. That's why I am asking.

I remember either transmission oil or diff oil need to be changed at 1200 mile service. But I read someone said US is not going to change transmission oil or diff oil at 1200 miles. I dont remember which one...



what I meant for 1 year service is dealer change your motor oil for free every year.
I didn't know that we got a free oil change once a year? I paid for an oil change the last time I took the car in for a Turbo replacement (there's a thread with details somewhere, I'm too lazy to look).

Is this something you arranged with your dealer?
__________________
The 1 series M is the most badass, coolest, sickest BMW to debut since the 1988 M3. The E30 M3 finally has a successor. Please welcome the stupidly fast, wickedly tempered, awkwardly named, possibly perfect little son of a benchmark - Automobile Magazine, August 2011

Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #8
Em/1
First Lieutenant
Em/1's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
359
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 1M VO
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2004 Jaguar XJ8  [0.00]
2011 BMW 1M  [0.00]
2011 VW GTI  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by toni8284 View Post
I dont remember what did I do at my 1200 mile service. That's why I am asking.

I remember either transmission oil or diff oil need to be changed at 1200 mile service. But I read someone said US is not going to change transmission oil or diff oil at 1200 miles. I dont remember which one...



what I meant for 1 year service is dealer change your motor oil for free every year.
1200 mile service in US is for engine oil/filter and diff; many of us got trans by dealer mistake (and many got wrong oil--like me!!, but eventually got right oil times 2 for nothing but my trouble.)
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
Dackelone
Moderator
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
689
Rep
16,665
Posts

 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

BMW NA will pay for an oil change once per year. Or they pay for an oil change every 15K miles - which ever comes first. Every year you can also request new wiper blades(complete wiper blades) and a new pollen filter.

The diff oil gets changed every 45K miles or third oil change(if low miles and the car is not driven that often/much). I would change the trans fluid too, but bmw says it is a lifetime fluid.

Brake fluid gets changed every two years regardless of miles.
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #10
ozinaldo
Brigadier General
ozinaldo's Avatar
Portugal
46
Rep
3,053
Posts

 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Notion-Za View Post
1200 mile service is diff oil change.

I paid for an engone oil change as well. They just wanted to top up the oil.
That must be a BMW South Africa thing that most of just learned thanks to your post. You should definitely get a full engine oil and filter change (not just top up) at 1200 miles (very probably and preferably a manual transmission fluid change as well since BMW AG suggests this too and most of the globe follows this recomendation, NA being a major exception). Did you check what is written in your car's manual, section maintenance, before taking the car to dealer for 1200 miles service? Mine says it clearly plus I got a confirmation e-mail directy from Munich BMW aftersale technical department which finally convinced my stubborn, totally ignorant (and beautifully indifferent) dealer here in Santiago, Chile. I would be surprised that SA manual states just the diff oil change at 1200 miles. My money goes to, you got a bad service station, which makes you a proud member of a large club of BMW 1M owners!
__________________
"The mark of a great car is one whose overall competence exceeds what you should expect from its individual components and the 1M does just that", Chris Harris.
BMW 1M-SOLD-: TECH: Evolve Race+N55mids, Evolve IC, Michelin PSS, ER cp, aFe filter, CDVx, Vorshlag camber plates, BMS OCC EXTERIOR: trunk spoiler, blacklines, black grills, IND goodies INTERIOR: Alcantara steering wheel, steel pedals, custom mats, MPower e-brake.
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 05:51 PM   #11
terryb
New Member
1
Rep
13
Posts

 
Drives: soon to be E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Portsmouth, UK

iTrader: (0)

I've just had my first main service at 19.5k miles. In addition to oil, it had new spark plugs and air filter and micro filter, etc...
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 06:16 PM   #12
LeifW
Captain
12
Rep
641
Posts

 
Drives: 1M AW
Join Date: May 2007
Location: CT, USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
Every year you can also request new wiper blades(complete wiper blades) and a new pollen filter.
I didn't know this about the wiper blades and pollen filter. Is this common knowledge with dealerships?

Leif W.
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #13
Dackelone
Moderator
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
689
Rep
16,665
Posts

 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeifW View Post
I didn't know this about the wiper blades and pollen filter. Is this common knowledge with dealerships?

Leif W.
I think its common knowledge. I live in the land where you pay for every little thing when it comes to servicing a BMW! Germany. A simple oil change costs about $300 over here! Buy I have read it before on 1Addicts that wiper blades and pollen filters are a free - once per year service in the states. Also a free oil or coolant top up is common too - between services.
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 06:50 PM   #14
Artemis
Brigadier General
Artemis's Avatar
Belgium
97
Rep
3,357
Posts

 
Drives: 1M (VO)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
But I have read it before on 1Addicts that wiper blades and pollen filters are a free - once per year service in the states. Also a free oil or coolant top is common too - between services.
Only if they first made you pay a huge markup they might throw in some candy afterwards, no ?
__________________
“For ’tis the mind that makes the body rich” (W. Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act 4, Scene 3)
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #15
ozinaldo
Brigadier General
ozinaldo's Avatar
Portugal
46
Rep
3,053
Posts

 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by terryb View Post
I've just had my first main service at 19.5k miles. In addition to oil, it had new spark plugs and air filter and micro filter, etc...
Sorry, this made me curious; are you talking about a 1M or a M3 (your sig mentions a M3)? As far as I know that is pretty early mileage for changing spark plugs and air filter for a N54 engine. Any particular reasons for this change?
__________________
"The mark of a great car is one whose overall competence exceeds what you should expect from its individual components and the 1M does just that", Chris Harris.
BMW 1M-SOLD-: TECH: Evolve Race+N55mids, Evolve IC, Michelin PSS, ER cp, aFe filter, CDVx, Vorshlag camber plates, BMS OCC EXTERIOR: trunk spoiler, blacklines, black grills, IND goodies INTERIOR: Alcantara steering wheel, steel pedals, custom mats, MPower e-brake.
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2012, 08:48 PM   #16
b33g33
Give '///M' Hell!
b33g33's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
1,305
Posts

 
Drives: Einser Rex
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
BMW NA will pay for an oil change once per year. Or they pay for an oil change every 15K miles - which ever comes first. Every year you can also request new wiper blades(complete wiper blades) and a new pollen filter.

The diff oil gets changed every 45K miles or third oil change(if low miles and the car is not driven that often/much). I would change the trans fluid too, but bmw says it is a lifetime fluid.

Brake fluid gets changed every two years regardless of miles.
Thanks Dack! This is good info.
__________________
The 1 series M is the most badass, coolest, sickest BMW to debut since the 1988 M3. The E30 M3 finally has a successor. Please welcome the stupidly fast, wickedly tempered, awkwardly named, possibly perfect little son of a benchmark - Automobile Magazine, August 2011

Appreciate 0
      11-18-2012, 07:03 AM   #17
robertm
Captain
11
Rep
877
Posts

 
Drives: BSM 1M
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: dfw

iTrader: (0)

What is the coverage on spark plugs? How often will BMW replace on their dime?
Appreciate 0
      11-18-2012, 07:35 AM   #18
terryb
New Member
1
Rep
13
Posts

 
Drives: soon to be E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Portsmouth, UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ozinaldo View Post
Sorry, this made me curious; are you talking about a 1M or a M3 (your sig mentions a M3)? As far as I know that is pretty early mileage for changing spark plugs and air filter for a N54 engine. Any particular reasons for this change?
1M (don't know what's going on with the sig). But it has 19.5k miles and has the remap and the parts are changed on condition rather than time. But I was surprised that the plugs were changed to be honest.
Appreciate 0
      11-18-2012, 07:39 AM   #19
Dackelone
Moderator
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
689
Rep
16,665
Posts

 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by robertm View Post
What is the coverage on spark plugs? How often will BMW replace on their dime?

(BMW pays)Every 45K miles.

IF your car is tuned... I would replace them every 25K miles.
Appreciate 0
      11-18-2012, 07:42 AM   #20
terrybGT3
Enlisted Member
terrybGT3's Avatar
United Kingdom
0
Rep
49
Posts

 
Drives: 996 GT3 & M3M Performance
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hants, UK

iTrader: (0)

Just realised I had been signed in with an old username - from 2007 when I may have been looking at an M3 - indeed I had a deposit I for one before they were released and withdrew it when I drove one. Then got a CSL instead - but that's another story
Appreciate 0
      11-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #21
LeifW
Captain
12
Rep
641
Posts

 
Drives: 1M AW
Join Date: May 2007
Location: CT, USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
I think its common knowledge. I live in the land where you pay for every little thing when it comes to servicing a BMW! Germany. A simple oil change costs about $300 over here! Buy I have read it before on 1Addicts that wiper blades and pollen filters are a free - once per year service in the states. Also a free oil or coolant top up is common too - between services.
Thanks!

Leif W.
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #22
Notion-Za
Second Lieutenant
South Africa
6
Rep
289
Posts

 
Drives: AW 1M
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Africa

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ozinaldo View Post
That must be a BMW South Africa thing that most of just learned thanks to your post. You should definitely get a full engine oil and filter change (not just top up) at 1200 miles (very probably and preferably a manual transmission fluid change as well since BMW AG suggests this too and most of the globe follows this recomendation, NA being a major exception). Did you check what is written in your car's manual, section maintenance, before taking the car to dealer for 1200 miles service? Mine says it clearly plus I got a confirmation e-mail directy from Munich BMW aftersale technical department which finally convinced my stubborn, totally ignorant (and beautifully indifferent) dealer here in Santiago, Chile. I would be surprised that SA manual states just the diff oil change at 1200 miles. My money goes to, you got a bad service station, which makes you a proud member of a large club of BMW 1M owners!
Sadly the service here on M cars is the worst experience you could ever have. They took a month to change the oil in my dads E60 M5 because they couldn't get it right?? I'd rather just pay a bit and make sure they do everything properly. Better than dealing with these idiot SA's. Luckily one of my brothers friends just became dealer principle at quite a big dealership here and he's taking care of everything for me now.
__________________
2012 1M - Aw - Akrapovic Evolution & downpipe, CF tips, Gruppe M intake, ESS tune, KW coilovers
2011 X1 Xdrive 2.0D - sparkling bronze/black - Hifi sound system, sports steering wheel, climate control, automatic, cruise control
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST