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I read somewhere in here (don't remember where) that Mini has changed their 1st Oil Change/Service to 10'000 mi instead of 15'000 is that true for all Mini's or?????????? The wife and I have a 2014 Countryman S All-4 coming from the UK in about 2 months or so. So is what im asking is should I still consider changing oil myself after 3-5000 mi? Or wait till the Car says to???
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Change the oil every 10,000 miles

It does the engine and turbo a world of good
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Hi ya

As above clean oil is good oil :-) also buy your self a "dimple" to (magnetic sump plug)
If you keep the oil clean you will minimise the carbon in the oil system which will reduce wear, clogging of oil galleys, damage to lifters and tensioners then the down ward spiral starts.
I do my MCS half the recommended I think I do mine every 6000 to 8000 ish or when it starts to discolour
The modern oils will last the distance for shore, but the only thing I would watch is if it new and under warrante, just make shore you use genuine filters etc if you do do it
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Main Dealer won't change the oil until the computer says so.......if you intend to keep your car long term and wish to look after it and minimise wear and tear then 'old fashioned' shorter oil change intervals are best.
Oils are much improved but longer service intervals save the customers money so are good for manufacturers sales and marketing......
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I read somewhere in here (don't remember where) that Mini has changed their 1st Oil Change/Service to 10'000 mi instead of 15'000 is that true for all Mini's or?????????? The wife and I have a 2014 Countryman S All-4 coming from the UK in about 2 months or so. So is what im asking is should I still consider changing oil myself after 3-5000 mi? Or wait till the Car says to???
my usa 03/2012 build cms all4 window sticker said 10,000 mile oil/filter change interval

but, as delivered, the interval was set to 9,000 miles, the obc zeroed out after only 8,000 miles and when the dealer reset the next oil/filter change, it was set to 8,000 miles

when i questioned the SA about it, i was told that was the newest interval per a service notice to the dealers

i do my own oil/filter changes between the OBC changes, and also did one at 1200 and 2500 miles from new

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my usa 03/2012 build cms all4 window sticker said 10,000 mile oil/filter change interval

but, as delivered, the interval was set to 9,000 miles, the obc zeroed out after only 8,000 miles and when the dealer reset the next oil/filter change, it was set to 8,000 miles

when i questioned the SA about it, i was told that was the newest interval per a service notice to the dealers

i do my own oil/filter changes between the OBC changes, and also did one at 1200 and 2500 miles from new

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Thanx "BMWr606" I have been raised that way and always have changed sooner than later, it's just that the tech in the new oils is amazing compared to even 10-15 yrs ago. No matter what any1 says it's like hell inside a new/tight engine. The wife will say "Why we gotta change it Mike, it's not time" but Ill remind her of her Subaru that went for 120'000 mi with only one real prob. It developed a crack in 3rd gear so we had the gear box pulled and fixed for under $800.00. The oil got changed twice on that car the first 1000 miles of it's life! THANX AGAIN THERE SIR
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Main Dealer won't change the oil until the computer says so.......if you intend to keep your car long term and wish to look after it and minimise wear and tear then 'old fashioned' shorter oil change intervals are best.
Oils are much improved but longer service intervals save the customers money so are good for manufacturers sales and marketing......
I will change it. The 1st change is so important and another gentleman recommended a magnetic drain plug, never thought of that. So it's off to Mini of Ramsey, NJ to get Oil, Filter, Plug washer and a cup of Coffee from their service area thanx again............
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Thank Ya, I shall feel the force do the right thing and change that fresh engine oil!
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dude i think its too late that you change the oil after 10'000 miles its not good for the engine because you drive the car daily and its demand of the engine that you should change the oil after two weeks..
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As you know car strength great depends upon the Engine oil.So i recommend you as an mechanic to use a high quality oil so you car pick remains excellent.Its good to change your oil after every 10,000 miles.So it gives you a reliable drive.Excess changing of the oil is also not good for the Mini.Remind it.
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Excess changing of the oil is also not good for the Mini.Remind it.
I dont think theres a reason not to change it every day if you want to apart from cost, the engine internals will be cleaner than the cars outside if you do.
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