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      11-29-2020, 06:07 PM   #1
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6month/2000mile oil change?

Have the maintenance plan, used to change the oil at 5k/6month paid and 10k/year covered at the dealer. Last time changed in May and so far only have been driven for literally less than 2k miles due to the pandemic. I know the synthetic oil lasts longer, is it really necessary to change it in half a year in this case?
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      11-29-2020, 07:51 PM   #2
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No I would not bother. Oil doesn't degrade so quickly when the car isn't driving.

The rest of the world has 2 year/25000km intervals on these cars...
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Oil is 100% up to you - I guess just don't leave it longer than the manufacturer spec. I change mine every 6mo's or 5000 miles, whichever is first. Probably overkill, but oil and filters are cheap and it takes me 30 min or less
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You'll want to change the oil again in May 2021 (1 year) unless you drive it another 3000 miles before then (total of 5000).
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As long as you're changing with the BMW Long Life Motor Oil, you should be good for the year change /10K miles as BMW Recommends.

If you're tracking the car, intervals will change and most likely wouldn't be running eco-friendly long life motor oil.
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