I just purchased a beautiful steel grey on black 2002 330i last month.
I have since put about 2000 miles on it.
I am a little concerned about the service interval indicator, ive
noticed a couple of things and want to make sure it is normal:
*The oil change recommendation has been "-3300" for the entire time
I've owned the car....Ive put about 2000 miles on it since I bought
it....I am ASSUMING that the "-" means that I need an oil change in
3300 miles...not that it is 3300 miles overdue? Also, why has the
interval indication not changed?
*I live in Atlanta...have done city driving and highway...even took a
trip to Charleston the other weekend.....I dont see much of a variation
in gas mileage...it's always 21.something.....has changed from like
21.3, 21.5, 21.7 but never 20 or 22....or anything else...
*My average speed is always around 39 mph?!....on highway trips i
rarely drive below 80...at all....usually average between 80 and
100...with the occasional spurt to 110-120....;)
*I did have to reset the clock when i purchased the car.....was reading
--:--. The car is a 2002 and had about 53K when i bought it. I bought
it from a dealer, but wonder if the previous owner had changed out the
battery. Why would the clock have been reset otherwise?
Is there something wrong here? Does a button need to be pressed or a
computer reset? Is it possible that the computer is not functioning
Any insight would be greatly appreciated? Hate to ask questions that
appear to be so obvious...but im like a parent with his first
baby.......really want to be overly cautious here vs neglectful.....