How fast do the lights go out?

I had my 1998 535i serviced at 114888 miles. It is now just over 118000 miles and one bar of the service panel is now out and I only have 3 greens showing. How many miles will it be before they all go
out please? pete
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pete wrote:

It's not based on miles. It's based on engine load (injector timing, rpm, hours). So it all depends on how you use it.
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I have recently been handling it much more carefully so hopefully it will go a while as yet before it needs another service. pete
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My shortest was about 7000, my longest about 11,000. But I do a fair amount of city motoring.
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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:44:41 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Plowman (News)"

That must be why my lights are going out quicker than I expected as I do most of my miles in town type driving. Thanks. pete
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I think all the E39's use the current system: Fuel use only.
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Boy, you'd think in a car with more computing power than the Lunar Landing Module they might be able to base service intervals on more than liters of fuel used. And just to expand a bit on the computer-love of German industry: Adidas has developed a running shoe that sports a slip of a computer in it, which constantly, or 1,000 times per second, adjusts the amount of cushioning in the flat sole. It's called Adidas 1, and will cost $ 250.00 US......service intervals are not yet specified.
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I think they discovered that fuel burn was as reliable as any fiddling about with other variables. Numerous cold starts and short trips adversely effects mileage as does stop and go driving. And these are the very things that encourage a more frequent service interval. One area unaddressed is the external conditions, dusty conditions etc.
R / John
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Except that just doesn't sound like the technology crazed Germans :^)
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