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Old 04-01-2016, 06:22 PM
DigitalNav DigitalNav is offline
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Maintenance on 535i M Sport 2013

Just picked up a 2013 M Sport 535i with 36,000 miles!

It was CPO so all the work had been done before purchase but I was wondering... what maintence should be done on the car routintely and at what intervasl?
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:36 PM
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Also does anyone know what the "A" and "M" is on the climate controls?
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:30 PM
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Service is usually indicated by the Condition Based Service system which you will see under Vehicle Information in iDrive. Some folks change their oil more often than the free oil changes offered annually to cars still within their free service period.

A=Auto, M=Manual
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:50 PM
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Service is usually indicated by the Condition Based Service system which you will see under Vehicle Information in iDrive. Some folks change their oil more often than the free oil changes offered annually to cars still within their free service period.

A=Auto, M=Manual
How often do you recommend oil changes?

I'm assuming auto recirculates the air in the car?
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:54 PM
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Interestingly I have been trying to find out the same thing and have been shocked by the lack of information the dealership service advisors have been able to provide. And more frustrating is that after asking several dealerships I get conflicting information. In fact, they all recommended a fuel induction and fuel system cleaning for about $600 combined. When I took my 2012 535i M Sport to a mechanics who has been in business for over 40 years he explained it was not possible on a closed fuel system like our cars have compared to some of the Porsche and Ferrari's he worked on. He even called the BMW dealership to find out what they were recommending and in the end gave me $25 professional fuel additive. I guess if you can figure out the maintenance schedule then I would appreciate hearing it as well. I don't understand why it is so hard to determine.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:26 AM
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It might be useful to read the Owner's Manual for maintenance information. Condition-based service is minimal, but has been changed by BMW from time to time in the past few years. Generally, oil change intervals have been between 10K and 15K miles and one to two years. Many owners like to sacrifice their own money and resources on additional preventive maintenance. The important thing is to use the right lubricant. BMW motors require synthetic oil. One more thing: your 2013 BMW may still be eligible for free maintenance -- for the 2013, it was 4 years from the original in-service date and 50K miles, was transferable and covered all consumables except for tires. Read up on all this.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:02 AM
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Maintenance on 535i M Sport 2013

I have a 2013 535i also, and had compiled this list from the service manual so that I could verify what the dealership/CBS was doing:

Oil/filter: Yearly
Cabin Microfilter: every 2nd year from production date, or with brake fluid
Brake Fluid: every 2nd year
Air Filter: every 3rd year
Spark Plugs: every 4th year
Brakes: based on the wear sensors

There's some other things for after 100,000 miles but I didn't write them down since I'm nowhere near that yet.

I also pay for an oil service each mid-year which costs about $120.

P.s. If you didn't get the Service & Maintenance manual (or owners manual) with your car, they're on the bmwusa website.
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