Ok so I am still totally lost when it comes to bmw/mini service intervals..
Seen a 2005 r53 with approx 65k on the clock and 'full' history..
After enquiring the stamps are at..
Pre delivery check
Oil service at 10178miles
Inspection 1 service at 28015miles
Inspection 2 service + oil change at 58531miles
Is this correct? Personally can't get my head around it ....to me that is no where near enough as far as maintenance..always felt like any less than a yearly service or atleast oil change is criminal...
It goes Oil service - Inspection I - Oil Service - Inpsection II
The service schedule only requires them doing every 2 years or around 15-16k miles which ever comes first, I say around because there is a certain amount of condition based service interval involved, the ecu decides based on how the engine has been run if it needs a service early or late, i'm sure there is an absolute maximum, 18k might be possible
it is missing an oil service between inspection 1 and 2, it could have been done and just be missing a stamp. Your inspection I was perhaps a little late as it's nearly 18k after the first service
If it was serviced at around 43k miles and just not stamped then it is just about serviced according to the OEM schedule
i wouldn't rule it out based on the stamps in the book alone
it is very common for stamps to get missed because they get forgotten, or the owner doesn't bring the book along for the service
bmw/mini keep records if it was dealer serviced
And I wouldn't go on stamps that ARE in the book either.
My car, that I bought 6 months ago, has a reasonable service history, and was last serviced 6 months before I bought it.
Here's what I've found since buying it...
Mis-matched spark plugs, replaced them all myself.
Pollen filter, god knows how old that one is, replaced it myself.
And here's some for good measure - STUFF THAT BMW/MINI NEVER CHANGE...
So if one was to get it serviced annually, based on doing around 12K miles, whats the general consensus on what needs changing? which filters and oil? My last Dooper, I kept to the TLC regime but I'm thinking I might keep the SD a year or two longer so would like to pamper it a bit, even if it does cost me an extra fill up of oil and a filter or two.
Well if you are looking for a low mileage annually serviced motor you may as well forget it, most of these cars were sold with a tlc pack which means it gets serviced by bmw to the oem schedule, which means for a low mileage car, every 2 years
if you want to believe a car must have it's oil changed every year to keep in good condition good luck finding the right car
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