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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 06-22-2015, 07:13 AM
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20K service what is done

What is usually done around the 20K service guessing nothing but wanted to make sure if need to check anything. Your help would be very helpful.
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Wait, you've been here for 4 years and don't know bmw uses a 'condition based service'????
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Wait, you've been here for 4 years and don't know bmw uses a 'condition based service'????
Nope didn't know that!
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On the IDrive screen there is an option to check service status and it will give you info as to how close you are to needing service.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:39 AM
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On the IDrive screen there is an option to check service status and it will give you info as to how close you are to needing service.
Ok says oil change needed.
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Two things to check:

1. The CBS
2. your warranty-service booklet

Sometimes, the CBS doesn't tell you all the services. There's a slew of services that all fall other "vehicle check" or something to that effect. The only way to know is to go to the dealer and get your key fob read.

This is how I'm maintaining my M3 right now. I have the warranty-service manual which provides the general terms items, but I still go to the dealer just to get my key fob read for the "vehicle check" category, which for my M3 includes rear diff oil and other stuff like spark plugs.
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Ok says oil change needed.
Is this the first service?!?
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Is this the first service?!?
No this is not the first but for some reason I thought there was something they needed to check at this time. Oil has been changed and she is all good to go.
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Brake fluid?
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Brake fluid?
Nope doesnt state that on the paper all they did was change oil and do a multi-point check, should they have done it.
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I believe brake fluid is every 3 years? What does your manual say?
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It does not say in the manual, it states to check the car which currently it says ok and says I have 7200 miles left before I guess I need to change it.
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Brake fluid is based on time and pads are based on miles in CBS.
Fluid was a once a year maintenance item through the 1996 model year, and it's been two year since 1997 model year vehicles - coincidentally when BMW implemented 4/50 maintenance included with car purchase. I had not heard that it switched to three years but anything is possible. Also when many fluids became lifetime.
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It does not say in the manual, it states to check the car which currently it says ok and says I have 7200 miles left before I guess I need to change it.
Interesting.

Brake FLUID is done based on time, not miles...what are you looking at? Brake pads/rotors or fluid?
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Interesting.

Brake FLUID is done based on time, not miles...what are you looking at? Brake pads/rotors or fluid?
Looking at brake fluid, I will snap a pic after work.
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Brake fluid 'fails' for its moisture avidity, absorbing enough to corrode the cylinders and boil in the brake cylinders. The time limit is to prevent excessive moisture content.
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Brake fluid 'fails' for its moisture avidity, absorbing enough to corrode the cylinders and boil in the brake cylinders. The time limit is to prevent excessive moisture content.
So are you suggesting I get them to replace the brake fluid. The car was purchased in 2013 of Sept. in case that may help with the time frame.
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Your car does not need service at this time. You must have had a service in March of this year which included your brake fluid change, the next one is due in March 2017.
Keep driving. When it needs something, it will tell you.

Also, when you start the car, it will show a certain number of miles for a few seconds before switching to odometer. That is how many miles are left until next service.
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Your car does not need service at this time. You must have had a service in March of this year which included your brake fluid change, the next one is due in March 2017. .
To be correct, someone reset the brake fluid service indication in March 2015.

We still dont know if the fluid was changed.

One might think the OP, as the owner of said car since 2013, might know when he got the fluid changed.

One reason why I react the way I do when I read "Full maintenance performed religiously by the BMW dealer" in a For Sale post
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To be correct, someone reset the brake fluid service indication in March 2015.

We still dont know if the fluid was changed.

One might think the OP, as the owner of said car since 2013, might know when he got the fluid changed.

One reason why I react the way I do when I read "Full maintenance performed religiously by the BMW dealer" in a For Sale post
Yes the fluid was not changed in march they did an oil change and changed the filter, It's going in again today for a noise should I request they change the brake fluid.
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