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Old Feb 26th, 2014, 06:21 PM
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Engine Oil Use?????

I took my 2009 Hardtop at all the proper service times to the dealer. BUT.... I have been raised with the knowledge and thoughts that a new engine is creating hell inside with metal shavings etc. The 1st oil change for my Mini was 15'000 miles. That drove me nuts. Now that I have ordered a 2014 Countryman S All-4, I would like to know what you folks think of me changing the oil after the first 3-5000 miles? I know the oil is great but dang can the filter really catch all the bad stuff????? Someone help me with all my Muscle Car/Gear Head thoughts?????? TAKE CARE ALL MY MINI FELLOW MINI OWNERS.........
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I have been raised with the knowledge and thoughts that a new engine is creating hell inside with metal shavings etc.

Undoubtedly that was true 30 years ago or more, but nowadays engine components are thoroughly cleaned before assembly and the parts fit together much better than they used to, so the running-in oil change is a thing of the past.

US owners do seem to still want more frequent oil changes - and if I drove through Death Valley at high speed with the aircon on, I could believe that is harder on engine oil than anything we do in Europe.

The first oil change on my previous justa Cooper was as the computer required, at 23,000 miles.....
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i changed my all4 oil myself at ~1300 miles, again at ~2500 miles, and again at ~4500 miles before my first included change at 8000 miles at the dealer

the first change at ~1300, the oil was black ... i examined the filter and it had a lot of gasket glue residue, a fair amount of fine metallic material and lots of what i can only call dirt

the next change the oil was clear but dark, the filter had minimal contaminents

the next change the oil looked like new as did the filter

i am glad i did the extra changes ... i now change at 1/2 of the computer interval then let mini do one when the computer says

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i changed my all4 oil myself at ~1300 miles, again at ~2500 miles, and again at ~4500 miles before my first included change at 8000 miles at the dealer

the first change at ~1300, the oil was black ... i examined the filter and it had a lot of gasket glue residue, a fair amount of fine metallic material and lots of what i can only call dirt

the next change the oil was clear but dark, the filter had minimal contaminents

the next change the oil looked like new as did the filter.

i am glad i did the extra changes ... i now change at 1/2 of the computer interval then let mini do one when the computer says

scott

Thanx for the info. I was always told by a head mechanic at a shop I worked at "You can never change your oil to much"
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Folk dont seem to worry these days about careful running in and early oil changes, like one guy with his new GP giving it lots of hard throttle and red lining it during the first 100 miles. He wasnt worried, filings in the oil or not
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Folk dont seem to worry these days about careful running in and early oil changes, like one guy with his new GP giving it lots of hard throttle and red lining it during the first 100 miles. He wasnt worried, filings in the oil or not

I just could never do that, to me the first 1000 miles are the most important. Yes they do take better care of parts when they manufacture them for assembly now a days but new is still new. It's tight in there and fresh oil will please the 1.6, I am going to use a Mini filter & Oil though. Also people need to remember that Turbo engines really stress their parts more than a normally aspirated engines. Any ways gotta go do something that looks like work, thanks for the info.
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Undoubtedly that was true 30 years ago or more, but nowadays engine components are thoroughly cleaned before assembly and the parts fit together much better than they used to, so the running-in oil change is a thing of the past.

US owners do seem to still want more frequent oil changes - and if I drove through Death Valley at high speed with the aircon on, I could believe that is harder on engine oil than anything we do in Europe.

The first oil change on my previous justa Cooper was as the computer required, at 23,000 miles.....

THANX FOR THE INFO, DON'T KNOW WHEN THE COMPUTER ON MY NEW MINI IS SET FOR OIL CHANGE. IM SURE IT'S A LITTLE SOONER BEING THE FACT IT'S A TURBO.........
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Nice to know about your suggestion.But from a mechanic point of view,engine oil should be change after 2000 miles.In this way of oil changing car gives you a comfortable drive and not a need to be repaired for a time.If you want to know more about the vehicles so have a look on bmw vin decode.
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