2nd Gen R56 Cooper S MINI doing the right thing?

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  1. fngolfer

    fngolfer Active Member

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    500 miles after my last oil change in August, i noticed at start up that the oil change recommendation now reads 3800 miles and 8/2014 instead of the usual 10,000 miles interval. Did MINI finally acknowledge that 10,000 miles between oil changes is stretching it a bit? I wonder if my next oil change will be gratis even though it will be two in a calendar year.:fingerscrossed:
     
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    Only 2? I do about 6.
     
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    In my case I have the "S" also (very low milage / year), I would let the dealer do the free oil change as per their schedule and I would do a 5K mileage change while it was on their free oil change plan. I'm sticking to the 5K change interval.... Especially because of the turbo and I never use non synthetic.... Oil is relatively cheap in the scheme of things.

    Now if it's a leased MINI that you have or someone has a non turbo..... Well, that's a totally different road apple.... so to speak ....

    I don't think MINI reduced their oil change interval down to 5K..... It may be that the service tech forgot to reset the oil meter at your last change.... If you aren't putting on the milage and they change it based on time, you could still be running the meter on the 10K change interval with 3,800 to go... Will they change it again after 3,800.... Probably not, as they will have recorded the milage at the last change....
     
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    I checked my oil the other day, and it doesn't appear that I have consumed any in the last 3.5 months since I bought it. Very strange since all of you guys say they consume. Unless I just cant read the dipstick. Is there something I'm not seeing?
     
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    If you are seeing oil on the end of the stick you are good. :)
     
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    I hope everyone has noticed that I have NOT SAID A SINGLE WORD, throughout this thread. :lol::lol::lol:

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    But now you did! :)
     
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    Not about the topic of conversation I haven't. :D

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    Stupid computer double posted. Nothing to see here, please move along.
     
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    Fair enough!

    My oil level was up to the little hole in the plastic bit on the end, so I must be good to go. Need to change it soon, too bad I can't have the dealership do it. But I prefer doing my own anyway, just gotta save a few bucks and get the stuff.
     

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