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Old 01-01-2006, 10:00 AM
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Recommended Maintenance Schedule

I do not currently own a BMW since my employer insist that the company car be U.S. made. I did drive a 540 for e few months several years back and I am now considering doing ED on a 530i late spring/summer.

I see all the advertising of free maintenance for 4/50000, which of course is great. But I expect to keep this car for longer than that, so I am interested in the maintenance schedule as recommended by BMW and presumably shown in the manual. Besides tire rotation, air filter, oil changes and routine inspections, what other services are officially recommended for the first 150.000 miles?

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With synthetic, keep it around 10K or so. It makes no sense trying to save $100 here and there on maintaining the engine, the most important part of the car. I used to stretch it to 15K but had to put in a quart or so of oil in my 2007 550i when I got about 10-12K miles into the oil change. That tells me I'm burning oil and should change more frequently. The manual also tells you it is ok to put 87 octane gas in your car. Not a great idea either. It can handle it, but the engine really needs premium.
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Awesome. I am going to put that PDF file to work. Hate paying the Stealer for maintenance.
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