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      12-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
noka
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HighPlainsCruiser View Post
It was none other than Consumer Reports who did a study of a large number of cars that had driven over 200,000 miles and determined that the one common denominator they all had was that they changed the oil at least every 3500 miles. How do you folks feel about the much larger distance between changes that BMW is using?
I think it would depend on whether using conventional or synthetic oil and what type. From what I have read, there is zero benefit to changing synthetic oil that often.
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