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X5bimmerguy 06-16-2011 04:22 PM

DEF flush for X5-35d no longer covered/required?
 
My 2011 X5-35D is 1 year old, so I just took it in for the oil and DEF change. From what I've read here and elsewhere, they flush and refill the DEF as part of the regular oil maintenance. However, they (BMW of San Francisco) only topped off the DEF. When I asked about the DEF flush, I was told BMW has changed its policy and the DEF is no longer flushed under the BMW covered maintenance program, only topped off. Did I miss the memo, or...?

ard 06-16-2011 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by X5bimmerguy (Post 6136325)
Did I miss the memo, or...?

First time this issue has been discussed here.:mad:

Yes, they changed the policy.


Truthfully it was a dumb policy to begin with and was not necessary provided you are putting on a decent number of miles per year...

quackbury 06-16-2011 09:10 PM

They don't flush the urea? I'd be pissed.

ard 06-16-2011 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by quackbury (Post 6136809)
They don't flush the urea? I'd be pissed.


I literally and truly laughed out loud. LOL is overused, but I did.

Touche my friend.

A:thumbup:

Armand 06-16-2011 10:12 PM

Their policy changed some time last fall I believe. I got a top-off at my first oil change in November and today at my second oil change I was also told it would be a top-off. There's apparently a bulletin on this but I haven't been able to find it.

poggi 12-02-2012 05:51 AM

DEF Flush process
 
BMW may have discontinued this process, but DEF residue I find on the filler and bottles left stored between refills tells me that might not be a bad idea (IMO).

Does anyone know if the DEF flush is DIY possible?

AutoUnion 12-02-2012 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quackbury (Post 6136809)
They don't flush the urea? I'd be pissed.

I just got coffee all over my computer. Thanks for the laugh :rofl:

Did your X5 finally get fixed quack?

jashearer 12-02-2012 09:34 AM

Make sure they actually topped it off... I think my guys were too lazy to pull the intake tube and only topped off the active tank last time, I had to put almost 5 gallons in since my last service :(

They will be getting specific instructions when I take it in this week.

Jay


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