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Gamite
11-30-2009, 03:38 PM
http://jalopnik.com/5415431/what-happens-when-you-dont-change-your-oil-for-60000-miles

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/12/2009/11/500x_bimmer_sludge.jpg

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Darkness95m3
11-30-2009, 04:39 PM
Some people should not drive cars period.

bmwm5lover
11-30-2009, 05:02 PM
O wow. That's terrible.

JUS_CRZN
11-30-2009, 05:32 PM
mmmmm...tasty..

Quack
11-30-2009, 05:34 PM
is that where Nutella comes from?

Steve30
11-30-2009, 06:19 PM
thats just nasty

spoony_prelude
11-30-2009, 06:54 PM
is that where Nutella comes from?

Nope, Ben & Jerry's chocolate fudge:)*shiner*

Jay

MiroE36
11-30-2009, 08:41 PM
it's not that bad

Eurostyle
11-30-2009, 10:25 PM
I've seen one like this in real life, not BMW tho, but still amazing to see!:D

Ps, this is something to think about when buying a car just based on "low milage"....I much rather drive one with 300K and good records, then this!

aspen540
11-30-2009, 11:56 PM
probably lady driven, non smoker

doogee
12-01-2009, 12:09 AM
Holy shit we're supposed to change our oil???!!































:D

ScotcH
12-01-2009, 09:52 AM
Hmmmm ... I'm willing to be there is more to this story. Some kind of additive maybe? That engine has probably never seen more than 3000 rpm which will certainly contribute to that, and the nasty brown colouring.

hustler
12-01-2009, 10:28 AM
I am semi-ashamed to say while I was away at school my dad did 90k in a Jeep I6 with 2 oil changes. He got a new engine shortly thereafter.

Singhle
12-01-2009, 10:47 AM
My dad changes his oil every 35,000 km. Swears by it. His last vehicle was retired with no engine problems at 726,000 km. His current vehicle has about 256,000 km. Go figure. I change my oil every 5k, religiously. It gives me peace of mind.

Gamite
12-01-2009, 10:50 AM
My dad changes his oil every 35,000 km. Swears by it. His last vehicle was retired with no engine problems at 726,000 km. His current vehicle has about 256,000 km. Go figure. I change my oil every 5k, religiously. It gives me peace of mind.

we did an oil change on our leased X5 at around the 30,000 KM mark. we had to cut the oil filter off it was so soaked with dirty oil.

hustler
12-01-2009, 11:13 AM
we did an oil change on our leased X5 at around the 30,000 KM mark. we had to cut the oil filter off it was so soaked with dirty oil.

I like how used car dealers advertise "Just off Lease" like it's a good thing.

eta Epsilon
12-01-2009, 11:26 AM
My dad changes his oil every 35,000 km. Swears by it. His last vehicle was retired with no engine problems at 726,000 km. His current vehicle has about 256,000 km. Go figure. I change my oil every 5k, religiously. It gives me peace of mind.

WTF?
I drove that thing nights and days or what???

Singhle
12-01-2009, 11:44 AM
LOL...My dad used to commute DAILY from Scarborough to Ingersoll, ON. 340 km round trip... I did the same commute for years as well. My VW GTI had about 290,000 km and the odometer had already been around once. So I guess my GTI had 590,000 km on the motor. I only used to change the oil every 20k or so on that because I was always expecting it to die!

Darkness95m3
12-01-2009, 11:48 AM
My dad changes his oil every 35,000 km. Swears by it. His last vehicle was retired with no engine problems at 726,000 km. His current vehicle has about 256,000 km. Go figure. I change my oil every 5k, religiously. It gives me peace of mind.

We change oil on one of our transport trucks every 250,000Miles

However we use a special device that cleans the oil before sending back into the engine. All we do is replace the dirty filter.


However 35000Km that's not good. I had a few friends that did the same they both replaced their engines.

Singhle
12-01-2009, 11:53 AM
Ya, I dunno. My dad SWEARS by it. And he's never had an engine fail. I don't get it either. He also had a Toyota Previa MiniVan with 527,000 km with 8 oil changes (yes, I kept track!) and the original clutch and ONE tune up. My dad keeps telling me I'm young and reckless because my clutches only tend to last 100,000 km or so...lol...

driftnut
12-01-2009, 12:43 PM
ewwwwwwwwww lmao!

Darkness95m3
12-01-2009, 02:09 PM
Ya, I dunno. My dad SWEARS by it. And he's never had an engine fail. I don't get it either. He also had a Toyota Previa MiniVan with 527,000 km with 8 oil changes (yes, I kept track!) and the original clutch and ONE tune up. My dad keeps telling me I'm young and reckless because my clutches only tend to last 100,000 km or so...lol...

Clutch should last 250,000Km give or take a few.

R.S.C
12-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Makes me wanna go get an oil change right now!

Axxe
12-01-2009, 04:26 PM
We change oil on one of our transport trucks every 250,000Miles

However we use a special device that cleans the oil before sending back into the engine. All we do is replace the dirty filter.


However 35000Km that's not good. I had a few friends that did the same they both replaced their engines.

Every 250,000 miles? What is this special device you speak of? Ever have to add oil? I doubt any class 8 motor can go that long without sludge buildup and significant oil burnoff......

T.Dot_E30
12-01-2009, 04:44 PM
BACK on Topic.

That 328i is an e46, meaning it is either a 1999 or 2000 model. Meaning that oil is close to 10 years old.

I think that is the bigger factor, not that fact that it his 60k miles. I think if a person did 60k miles in one year, the oil would not look like that.

Singhle
12-01-2009, 06:19 PM
Back OFF topic.... You guys go 250,000 km on a clutch??? Damn...I must suck :(

Axxe
12-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Back OFF topic.... You guys go 250,000 km on a clutch??? Damn...I must suck :(

My civic has over 400,000 kms on original clutch.

DAM
12-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Ya, I dunno. My dad SWEARS by it. And he's never had an engine fail. I don't get it either. He also had a Toyota Previa MiniVan with 527,000 km with 8 oil changes (yes, I kept track!) and the original clutch and ONE tune up. My dad keeps telling me I'm young and reckless because my clutches only tend to last 100,000 km or so...lol...

Wow, I have a 99 Camry with 428 and have done 3 changes since 400

///Maluco
12-02-2009, 05:07 PM
back on topic...:D

Dissembler
12-02-2009, 05:54 PM
This was on bimmerforums not to long ago. It belongs to one of the member's friends. They cleaned off as much crap as they could with a toothbrush, ran some detergents through the engine with new oil, changed the oil and filter again, and the car has been back in service with no loss of power/driveability for several months now. I'll try and look up the thread