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Old 03-20-2014, 10:47 PM
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I recently got my BMW 330i on tuesday and i love it so far. I had got a deal that i just couldn't pass up on. All of my friends have BMWs and they are going to teach me how to do an oil change the only thing I am worried about is, well anything I should keep an eye on or do every XXXXX miles? Any additional advice would be great! My previous car was a VW Golf 1.8T so I may already know how much it will be maintenance wise. Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:03 AM
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Google Mike Miller BMW for a maintenance schedule.

Google Mike Miller BMW for a maintenance schedule.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:48 AM
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Looks pretty sweet!!! Hopefully they can show you how to do even more like changing your plugs, replacing the waterpump, etc. Will save you lots of $$$ when the time comes.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:56 AM
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Oil change every 8000-10000km
Brake fluid every 24 months
Micro filter 24 months
Brand pads and rotor every 20K miles
Plugs
Water pump at about 60-70K Miles

Get yourself a code reader also

then you're set
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:26 AM
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:31 AM
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when I purchase a used car first thing I do is change the oil and filter, change the air filter, check the brakes and flush the brake fluid, change PS fluid, Coolant maybe

just because you dont know who owned the car prior to you and this way you know you are starting fresh
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:17 AM
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I suggest preventative maintenance BEFORE blinging it out; it already looks like the previous owner was a Raiders fan :P
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:22 PM
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when I purchase a used car first thing I do is change the oil and filter, change the air filter, check the brakes and flush the brake fluid, change PS fluid, Coolant maybe

just because you dont know who owned the car prior to you and this way you know you are starting fresh
me too

these are cheap DIY things on Saturday afternoon
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:02 AM
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Why would a water pump need replaced at only 60k miles? Glad mine has free maintenance for 4 yrs/ 100k miles.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:25 AM
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:25 AM
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Why would a water pump need replaced at only 60k miles? Glad mine has free maintenance for 4 yrs/ 100k miles.
BMW water pump life is all over the map. Quite a few BMW owners have stated theirs went bad at 40K, others says 'typical is 60k'. My own experience is 'somewhere around 60k'. Anecdotal comments from owners with 120k-150k or even more on a water pump.

The water pump on the N54 engine has more cooling responsibilities: it provide cooling for the engine, but also pumps fluid to cool the turbocharger oil and automatic transmission. No longer is the pump always spinning all the time driven by an engine-driven belt. The bad news is an electrical failure is usually immediate and with no warning; but sudden death was true decades ago even of purely mechanical pumps, what is new is more things to fail in them.

Some folks recommend pro-active replacement of the water pump as part of a regular interval schedule to ensure you always have a functioning pump in place. One supplier says that since this technology is relatively new for BMW and therefore the lifecycle of the pump isn't yet known, they have been recommending replacement every 80-100k miles.

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Old 03-22-2014, 04:29 PM
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depend where you live

If you live the a colder climate country, water pumps last longer

In australia where 9 months of the year average temp is about 20 DEG Celcius, water pumps work lots harder
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Thanks wilt

Thanks silverx3

That explains it better. Well can only hope if it does go out it's during the warranty period.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:13 AM
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I purchased the car for under 12k and it had 96K miles on it =/ I took a look at the carfax and the first owner was corporate so after three years it had 30k on it. In the back of my head i just have that feeling that i made a mistake on purchasing it. I am just scared that something is going to come up and it will cost me an arm and a leg. I love the car, it has everything i wanted (Bluetooth, sunroof, 19' wheels, Navigation, tinted windows), the backseat of the car looks new as if no one has sat there. IDK i love the car, i do not mind paying for the premium gas. I am just new to this make and am just hoping that it will last me a couple of years. Of course i know it all depends on how you maintain your car and drive it. I have not touched 80mph on the freeway, and on the streets i keep it under 45mph. I let it warm up in the morning, and well idk. one thing i just finally noticed it that the auxiliary port fell down into the center con. Any one here from southern california (OC to be exact), know of a good honest bmw service spot?
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I purchased the car for under 12k and it had 96K miles on it =/ I took a look at the carfax and the first owner was corporate so after three years it had 30k on it. In the back of my head i just have that feeling that i made a mistake on purchasing it. I am just scared that something is going to come up and it will cost me an arm and a leg. I love the car, it has everything i wanted (Bluetooth, sunroof, 19' wheels, Navigation, tinted windows), the backseat of the car looks new as if no one has sat there. IDK i love the car, i do not mind paying for the premium gas. I am just new to this make and am just hoping that it will last me a couple of years. Of course i know it all depends on how you maintain your car and drive it. I have not touched 80mph on the freeway, and on the streets i keep it under 45mph. I let it warm up in the morning, and well idk. one thing i just finally noticed it that the auxiliary port fell down into the center con. Any one here from southern california (OC to be exact), know of a good honest bmw service spot?
While BMWs can be costly to repair if you're a do-it-yourself kind of guy you can certainly minimize those costs. The good news is the 330 E90 is one of BMW's more reliable cars. Since you've already purchased it don't worry about the potential repairs. Do the maintenance and perform any repairs as they come up. In the meantime don't fret about what could happen...enjoy the car.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:09 PM
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Thank you sunny! Great b advice!! I'm going to start dabbing up for its 100k maintenance
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:09 AM
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I purchased the car for under 12k and it had 96K miles on it =/ I took a look at the carfax and the first owner was corporate so after three years it had 30k on it. In the back of my head i just have that feeling that i made a mistake on purchasing it. I am just scared that something is going to come up and it will cost me an arm and a leg. I love the car, it has everything i wanted (Bluetooth, sunroof, 19' wheels, Navigation, tinted windows), the backseat of the car looks new as if no one has sat there. IDK i love the car, i do not mind paying for the premium gas. I am just new to this make and am just hoping that it will last me a couple of years. Of course i know it all depends on how you maintain your car and drive it. I have not touched 80mph on the freeway, and on the streets i keep it under 45mph. I let it warm up in the morning, and well idk. one thing i just finally noticed it that the auxiliary port fell down into the center con. Any one here from southern california (OC to be exact), know of a good honest bmw service spot?
I live in Yorba Linda/Placentia Area if you need help. Just PM me.

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Old 03-28-2014, 01:50 AM
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Thank You Steve! i attend csuf so i am always in the area.
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