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  1. bmwmike

    Fill for life lies

    A BMW dealer told me last year that the coolant in my n53 f10 is a "special type" that never needs changing so is not a service requirements. I queried it at the time and they were adamant. Fast forward and I'm looking at the spec and it's regular g48 which has a service life of 3 years. It's pretty clear that car manufacturers esp BMW these days consider cars disposable IMO and don't care particularly what happens outside of warranty. Perhaps that was always the case (likely) but they are getting better at trimming the fat. Given all the environmental pressure I do think vehicle longevity should be a factor alongside fuel economy etc. It takes huge amounts of energy and emissions to actually build a car in the first place (including design and testing). Replacing a car because the engine is not as efficient as a newer engine is blind to the underlying use case - minimal miles means it's probably better for the environment not to put a newer car on the road. IMO. Is all bollocks anyway - car manufacturers are finance houses first and car builders second these days. Gosh.
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