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      06-29-2021, 10:01 AM   #1
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Break-in service AFTER 1,200 miles?

I see discussions about doing it early but didn't see this discussed anywhere. I am at just over 1,000 miles so far and was wondering if it is better to do it "early" than to do it at, say, 1,300 or 1,400 miles. Is there any guidance out there, or does anyone have any thoughts?
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      06-29-2021, 03:55 PM   #2
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Doing the break-in service beyond 1200 miles can risk losing the warranty on the car, depending on how far beyond. Better to do it early if it's a scheduling issue.
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      06-29-2021, 04:50 PM   #3
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Don’t put it off, BMW doesn’t like it….seriously. I was unable to buy an extended BMW warranty on my F82 M4 because the prior owner who leased it put off the service by like 300-400 miles. I didn’t know this I went to buy the warranty from BMW and they said NO. No way they’d be able to CPO the car then either.

Just get it done on time.
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      06-29-2021, 05:26 PM   #4
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OK I'm sold. Gonna take it in Thursday.
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      06-30-2021, 02:24 PM   #5
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Mine happened after 1200 miles due to the fact that I was on a road trip (500+ miles) to get to the 1200. I asked my SA should I go in before (820-ish miles) or wait till after the trip. At their advice I waited until I returned with 1327 miles.
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Just got my car back after the 1200 miles service.

Since I had a trip to Indiana scheduled before I was going to end up with 1500 miles before the service. According to the dealer it didn't matter as long as I was under 2000 miles. After 2000 it'd be an issue.
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      07-26-2021, 09:18 PM   #7
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Just scheduled my break in service via the My BMW app. Very convenient, I assumed I'd have to call them etc. Things have changed quite a bit since I last owned a car that was getting main dealer service
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I tried to go in today 1000 miles. Was told they won't do it until at least 1150. Was surprised at this, not sure if new or dealer decision. SA said was not the dealer but who knows.
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I tried to go in today 1000 miles. Was told they won't do it until at least 1150. Was surprised at this, not sure if new or dealer decision. SA said was not the dealer but who knows.
Maybe 1150 was the minimum engineering spec for the brake in fluid. Who knows?
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My dealer said 1000
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      11-25-2021, 02:00 PM   #11
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2,000 Miles

I scheduled break-in on my M3 CS at 900 miles, the dealer did not have the diff fluid available at the time and rescheduled the service. Per two separate service advisors, you’re OK until 2,000 miles. 1,200 is recommended (preferred), 2,000 is maximum before warranty concerns arise.
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      11-29-2021, 10:46 AM   #12
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I did mine at 900mi. No issues.
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      11-29-2021, 10:23 PM   #13
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I'm at 700mi... is that too early? M4 Comp is two months old.
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