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
      11-26-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
thinkbig
Private
2
Rep
72
Posts

 
Drives: None
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (0)

Change oil?

Just bought a 128i 4 months ago...

After 5k of use, should I change the oil?

I've read on these boards that you need to change it after around 2k.. when the car is new in order to make a proper burn in (or something called similarly)

Today, I go and ask my dealership and they tell me that there is no need..

Should I worry?

Thanks
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
soupy
First Lieutenant
soupy's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
305
Posts

 
Drives: 09 135i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NoVa

iTrader: (1)

If you plan on keeping the car for a while (financed/bought), it honestly can't hurt and can only be a good thing to just go ahead and change the oil yourself. 1200mi is still the recommendation on the M-cars for the first break-in oil change. If it's a lease, don't bother.
__________________

Alpine White, Coral Red Leather, Sport Package, 6MT
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2010, 06:00 PM   #3
thinkbig
Private
2
Rep
72
Posts

 
Drives: None
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by soupy View Post
If you plan on keeping the car for a while (financed/bought), it honestly can't hurt and can only be a good thing to just go ahead and change the oil yourself. 1200mi is still the recommendation on the M-cars for the first break-in oil change. If it's a lease, don't bother.
Yea I plan on keeping it.. will it really make a difference to make the break-in oil change?

I think first oil change is scheduled to 15k kilometers.

Do it myself? Is it that easy?

* OH and btw, how do you keep your coral leather seats clean? I'm looking for a cleaner that will not change the color nor shine the leather..

Last edited by thinkbig; 11-26-2010 at 06:15 PM.
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2010, 06:33 PM   #4
soupy
First Lieutenant
soupy's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
305
Posts

 
Drives: 09 135i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NoVa

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by thinkbig View Post
Yea I plan on keeping it.. will it really make a difference to make the break-in oil change?

I think first oil change is scheduled to 15k kilometers.

Do it myself? Is it that easy?

* OH and btw, how do you keep your coral leather seats clean? I'm looking for a cleaner that will not change the color nor shine the leather..
The break-in oil change topic has been exhaustively covered on the forum. Take a peak in the Maintenance sub-forum and just run a quick search. You won't really know whether it's worth it unless you run regular oil analysis tests at a lab such as Blackstone. The peace of mind however is probably worth the price admission imo.

There's a very good DIY guide on our DIY section on how to do an oil change, complete with a youtube video. If you've ever done an oil change by yourself on any other car, doing it on the 1er will be even easier. The only catch is that we got unique jackpoints that need a jack adapter or just use ramps.

Take a look at our detailing sponsors such as DetailersDomain and DetailedImage for their products. If you'd like something off-the-shelf, I like Lexol and find it works just fine on our leather.
__________________

Alpine White, Coral Red Leather, Sport Package, 6MT
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2010, 06:38 PM   #5
thinkbig
Private
2
Rep
72
Posts

 
Drives: None
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by soupy View Post
The break-in oil change topic has been exhaustively covered on the forum. Take a peak in the Maintenance sub-forum and just run a quick search. You won't really know whether it's worth it unless you run regular oil analysis tests at a lab such as Blackstone. The peace of mind however is probably worth the price admission imo.

There's a very good DIY guide on our DIY section on how to do an oil change, complete with a youtube video. If you've ever done an oil change by yourself on any other car, doing it on the 1er will be even easier. The only catch is that we got unique jackpoints that need a jack adapter or just use ramps.

Take a look at our detailing sponsors such as DetailersDomain and DetailedImage for their products. If you'd like something off-the-shelf, I like Lexol and find it works just fine on our leather.
Great thanks for the info!
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 10:15 AM.




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