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Hi, and sorry for my reply bad English... I'm from Greece and I have bought a mini one d f56 midnight black. Can anyone please tell me in how many km did you change the oil?
 

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I shall change mine every year or every 6000 miles ie about 9500 km .10k miles would make sense!
 

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Apart from doing intermediate oil changes which are not part of the service schedule, does your car not give you a read-out on the speedo display of the km reading at which the next oil change is due, when you first switch on the ignition?

It varies depending on the usage the car gets and the type of driving it endures, apparently.

For example mine tells me I should change the oil at 12,000 miles (or before obviously).
 

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Jonans right the car tells you the mini recommended intervals. Sorry .I just think they're a bit optimistic!
 

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Mine actually said 17,000 miles for about 6 months, then it went to 15,000, then 13,000 then 12,000 very quickly and that's where it has stayed.

My driving style and type of trip haven't changed, but the season has.

I can only think the winter cold starts and longer warm up times take their toll on the oil condition assessment algorithm thingy.
 

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Id agree with you jonan, and am still ignoring mini and changing at 6k! at that point the wife's roadster s turbo oil was very very black and i like to see nice clean stuff circulating; call me old fashioned but if you read the NAM threads on oil i'd say gut reaction/old fashioned is right!
 

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I remember when 3,000 miles was the 'sensible' oil change interval and all cars had to be serviced that often.

For cars doing high speeds in Arizona deserts, I can believe that shorter intervals than Mini suggest might be good, but in Europe, I'm unconvinced.

Where are the huge number of work-out engines caused by the long oil change intervals? I suspect the answer is that they are in the same place as all the ones with worn-out starter motors caused by the stop-start....
 

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According to my trusted dealer service manager...

I own a new MCS and asked the same question about service since I'm typically a low mileage driver but also live in a high altitude arid environment.


He said "Pay close attention to your onboard computer and adjust any fluid levels and tire pressure as indicated before making a service appointment to investigate the cause."


And then he added what I always believed was part of responsible ownership "Despite what your onboard computer may indicate, full service (including an oil change) should be provided at a minimum of once a year."


Algorithms are one thing... long term care is another.
 

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Have to agree cruella there are inferences that Citroen with the same engines as the r56 had less trouble due to the shorter service intervals. For how little it costs me an oil change is a no brainer yearly. Then if I do decide to keep the car as I did with my mr2 (16 years 160000miles and still as sweet as sweet on 6 k oil change ) I know it's had the best chance .waste of money if you're definitely going to change the car regularly though.
 

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Modern oil is totally different to the stuff that required changing every few thousand miles.
I very much doubt that MINI would recommend oil change that were insufficient.
 

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I'll just refer back to the oil change topic from a couple months ago on this forum. I think we got into every oil related discussion humanly possible without mentioning dinosaurs
 
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