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Old 07-02-2013, 05:55 AM
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Recommended Service

My car 335xi has 40 k miles know and its time for the oil service .
With the oil service and replacing spark plugs ,what else I should be looking into getting changed .
Is there any need to change the ignition coils when the spark plugs get replaced ..

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:31 AM
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Google Mike Miller BMW for a maintenance schedule.

Google Mike Miller BMW for a maintenance schedule
Its got a lot of interesting history in it to.
Coils should last to well over 60k or two spark plug changes.
I wouldn't replace them till they go bad or some higher mileage number if you feel the need.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:49 AM
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OK I will check it out. Is that what you follow as for the maintenance for the car , instead of going with CBS.
Does the car shows any indicator when its time for the coils to be changed .

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OK I will check it out. Is that what you follow as for the maintenance for the car , instead of going with CBS.
Does the car shows any indicator when its time for the coils to be changed .

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Not exactly...when they go bad you get a Check Engine light.
Have you had the cabin air filter changed yet? Brake fluid flushed?
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:14 PM
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I use Mike Miller as a guideline.

I use Mike Miller as a guideline.
As some have said he practices Aircraft Maintenance in which you
change stuff before it fails. Some kind of compromise between his schedule
and the CBS with the realization that there are no such things as lifetime fluid.
The air Filters are easy DIY's.
If you have a tune you might consider doing things a little more often.

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Most of it is common sense or follow the cars computer & CEL. Common sense is generally things that are easy anyway. In the spring everything outdoors here turns yellow/green from the pollen fall. I change the cabin filters & intake filter each year when the pollen is done doing its thing.
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Most of it is common sense or follow the cars computer & CEL. Common sense is generally things that are easy anyway. In the spring everything outdoors here turns yellow/green from the pollen fall. I change the cabin filters & intake filter each year when the pollen is done doing its thing.
This is the truth, especially in heavy pollen/mildew/spore areas.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:51 AM
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Re: Recommended Service

Car got serviced what ever the CBS called for and I also got the coolant flushed on my own. KNow car has no warrants , wanted to do what's needed to get it running at least 100k miles without major issues.
I did look at what Mike recommends . I agree that it needs to be middle ground what's is actually needed and what would be nice to get done.

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:31 AM
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This isn't necessary but if you're having slight fluctuation in idle, some hesitation, etc have your ports walnut blasted. This will remove the carbon build up in your N54 engine, which is common on all direct injected motors.

Like I said, it's nothing mandatory but can help improve throttle response and overall operation of the engine.

Shops charge anywhere from $350-500 for this service.
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