Like jay said, I'm not suprised at all by this. The car IQ of people in the US is shockingly low. I've seen a guy put brake fluid in the gas tank before. I bet this happens alot.If you knew how many people think, I mean REALLY think that engine oil is permanent, you may lose faith in your fellow humans. I see examples like this BMW too frequently.
Technically, if they've been using synthetic, they can get away with that. You can get a synth oil that's supposed to be "good" for 15K intervals now.I'm talking about 90's Golfs and E36's with 200k+ miles
All the 'Service Engine Soon' light does is come on every once in a while to remind you that your local dealer needs more money.I wrote "bmw service indicator" into Google and pressed I am lucky. Google says:
If the light tells me to, I'll give the dealer more money. It's a good thing to have that light come on once a year, I would be the guy in the BMW otherwise.All the 'Service Engine Soon' light does is come on every once in a while to remind you that your local dealer needs more money.