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Old 07-04-2013, 08:34 PM
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2008 BMW X3 Scheduled Maintenance

I searched the entire forum and I can't find a definitive list for maintenance. I have a mint (in/out) 2008 X3 with 67K with 2 year old front/rear rotors and front pads. I regular change the oil and have no problems sans nasty AC smell. Is there a list of scheduled maintenance that I should follow?
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:38 PM
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I searched the entire forum and I can't find a definitive list for maintenance. I have a mint (in/out) 2008 X3 with 67K with 2 year old front/rear rotors and front pads. I regular change the oil and have no problems sans nasty AC smell. Is there a list of scheduled maintenance that I should follow?
I follow Mike Miller's Maintenance Schedule pretty close. To some I'm considered an over maintainer but as long as I'm footing the bill for repairs.........

http://www.bmwcca.org/forum/index.ph...schedule.6666/

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:39 PM
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2008 BMW X3 Scheduled Maintenance

Bavauto.com has a pretty good one. You can download their PDF with a good recommended maintenance schedule. I thought it was very helpful for my 07.


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Old 07-05-2013, 12:11 PM
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I follow Mike Miller's pretty close. To some I'm considered an over maintainer but as long as I'm footing the bill for repairs.........

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...48705608,d.eWU
Great guide! I don't think I need to do a fuel filter. I have multiple cars so if it goes than I will deal with it then. I have a small list but I am not sure what I really should do. I am planning to keep the car another 4-5 years so I assume I will put another 80-100K on it as I drive 70+ miles a day to work.

1) Air Filter - use Original BMW filters or aftermarket filters such as Knecht, MANN, Mahle, or Bosch
2) Brake Fluid
3) Power Steering Fluid - All 2006-on BMWs except the 2006 E46 require Pentosin CHF 11.S special hydraulic oil in the power steering system. These cars all have a sticker on the top of the power steering fluid reservoir cap setting forth whether they require Pentosin CHF 11.S.
4) Cabin filter every year - Pelicanparts.com has the charcoal one for $24.00 USD. Replace every two years. I replace mine when I flush my brake fluid.
5) Spark Plugs - Original BMW spark plugs
6) Coolant
7) Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and Filter: Variable every 15,000 to 60,000 miles
8) AWD Transfer Case (Every 30K) - E83 X3 All models with X-Drive transfer case: TF0870 83 22 0 397 244 (1 Liter)
9) Differential Oil (Every 30K)
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:36 PM
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I too follow the Mike Miller guide. Some call me an over maintainer, but I look at it as preserving my original nearly $50k investment. There is some merit to his maintenance plan....both Usaret and I have the highest mileage 09's out there and both of our cars still look and drive new.

Some tips...

Spark plugs should be changed at 50k now. BMW changed the duration to 60k for the 2010 model year but its still the same engine and part numbers.

I change transmission, differential and transfer case fluid every 25k like clock work.

I went 100k on original chf11s power steering fluid. I probably will do it every two years going forward when I flush the brakes and coolant.

I change the cabin air filter every other oil change or about once a year.

I too am still on original fuel filter at 117k.

I have the 2009 BMW service check list in a PDF file if you want it. I use that as my sheet when I do my routine inspections every 8k (when I change my oil).

Tire diameter matters. Keep a close eye on tread wear during your monthly pressure checks.

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:19 AM
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I too follow the Mike Miller guide. Some call me an over maintainer, but I look at it as preserving my original nearly $50k investment. There is some merit to his maintenance plan....both Usaret and I have the highest mileage 09's out there and both of our cars still look and drive new.

Some tips...

Spark plugs should be changed at 50k now. BMW changed the duration to 60k for the 2010 model year but its still the same engine and part numbers.
I couldn't agree more. I changed mine at 102,980 and they were burned off so bad the gap was almost twice the spec of new. I consider myself lucky that I didn't lose one or more coils because of it.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:03 AM
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I couldn't agree more. I changed mine at 102,980 and they were burned off so bad the gap was almost twice the spec of new. I consider myself lucky that I didn't lose one or more coils because of it.
Mine too at 99k. Dealer did my change as part of the extended maintenance I got at purchase, but I asked to view them. They were in bad shape compared to Ac delco platinum plugs I've changed many a time at 100k miles in gm trucks. I'm convinced 50k is the right interval now.


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Old 07-06-2013, 11:00 PM
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I have the 2009 BMW service check list in a PDF file if you want it. I use that as my sheet when I do my routine inspections every 8k (when I change my oil).


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Old 07-07-2013, 08:59 PM
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Inspection guide from BMW is attached. No reason to email it as it is readily available data. I print this out on legal paper and use it as my checklist when I do my oil changes every 8,000 miles.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:17 PM
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Inspection guide from BMW is attached. No reason to email it as it is readily available data. I print this out on legal paper and use it as my checklist when I do my oil changes every 8,000 miles.
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