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Old 09-01-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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what is oil inspection

I drive a 1999 323i (e46) - just changed my oil/filter (Castrol Syntec 5W30, FRAM).

I also bought and used an oil/inspection light reset tool.

Prior to using the reset tool, my dashboard read "inspection -8700km" (when in ACC, first turn of the key).

Now that I've used the tool it reads "oil inspection 25000 km"

What does this mean? it can't possibly be the next oil change - which is what I thought it might read... something like 5000K.

What is this 25000km oil inspection?

Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:14 AM   #2
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yes that's what exactly BMW means. They want you to change your oil every 24/25k. But we all know better than that.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:21 AM   #3
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I don't believe you.

lol, I just don't know how else to say it - but a 25k interval between engine oil changes ? Thats impossible.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:40 AM   #4
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bmw engines love dirty oil... no joke
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