Originally Posted by F30_M_Sport_Eurovan
I took delivery of my 2013 328i M Sport almost a month ago and I'm wondering if changing the oil shortly after the break-in period (1.5 to 2K) is wise. I used to do this for every new car as I was told long ago that new engines have small metal shavings and other debris that should be purged early to avoid long-term damage. It's about $100 and I'm willing to pay for this ahead-of-schedule oil change. What do you guys think?
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There's much debate on this topic and I'm sure you'll get a variety of reactions.
In short, BMW has every interest to ensure their vehicles are reliable. They have a recommended maintenance schedule which balances cost with reliability. It's doubtful that it will hurt anything to do it early, but I personally don't see the need and don't plan to. I plan to follow the manufacturer's recommendation.