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      01-10-2020, 09:27 AM   #1
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Oil Service Light came on at 7,300 miles...

Car had been put away for about a month but I got it out as my daily was getting some work done and the weather is mild. Turned car on and the Oil Service alert was on....I am 2,700 miles away from 10,000 so I am a bit concerned. Any noted issues with the S55 popping this light early?
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      01-10-2020, 10:21 AM   #2
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Could be due to time. Lots of people on here change their oil at 5k or 7.5k intervals regardless of what the oil light suggests.

I had my oil changed at 2500 miles due to time.
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      01-10-2020, 10:26 AM   #3
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Car was delivered to Dealer in December '18. It's possible. I took delivery of the car in April '19 and had break in service done in June of '19. Maybe something wasn't reset...just worried it could be a leak.
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Car was delivered to Dealer in December '18. It's possible. I took delivery of the car in April '19 and had break in service done in June of '19. Maybe something wasn't reset...just worried it could be a leak.
Oil leak would cause an low oil light to come on. Not for service.

Just make a appointment to the dealer and have them change the oil. Its better to change the engine sooner and not wait for the 10k mile mark.
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Totally normal; I could trigger the oil change like in 6,000 miles..
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1st service after the break-in service is 1 year from delivery or 10k miles, whichever is first. The service oil message is totally expected under your circumstance
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      01-10-2020, 10:50 AM   #7
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1st service after the break-in service is 1 year from delivery or 10k miles, whichever is first.
In my experience, it was exactly 12 months after the break-in service (maybe 3K miles).

I guess it depends on when (if) the last technician reset the indicator, since there is no light or warning for the break-in service.
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      01-10-2020, 10:55 AM   #8
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1st service after the break-in service is 1 year from delivery or 10k miles, whichever is first. The service oil message is totally expected under your circumstance
If you look at your BMW Connect application, it will show a month and year as well as mileage when an oil change is due. The earliest event sets off the service light. You M2 is asking for a low mileage oil change due to time.

The same information is briefly displayed each time you start your BMW in the instrument cluster.
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      01-10-2020, 02:21 PM   #9
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I had similar questions after my first break in service. I recall being told that per BMW service protocol the indicators are NOT reset after that first service. Indicators were reset at dealership for the two subsequent oil changes I have had since then..
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Like others said the interval is 10k miles or 1 year which ever comes first. But the service is also condition-based based on how you drive.

I only drive about 8-9k miles a year in my F31 over the last 6 years I have owned it now and the CBS interval indicator usually comes on at 8k miles so. About half the miles in a year are fairly short trips and the the other half are long road trips. On a 2k mile road trip that is mostly the indicator won't lose any miles but a month of short trips where I drive only 700 miles the indicator might drop 1.5k miles.

We will see how the wife's M2 does, we have only had it for 2k miles now.
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      01-11-2020, 04:15 PM   #11
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I have been told that it depends on your driving style (hard every day or just when in track or trip and easy on a daily basis)
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