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Old 08-14-2019, 03:03 PM
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Maintenance Service Interval

Just hit 30k on my 2017 530i and was curious since i cant find it anywhere but what does our service interval look like? I seen in at local bmw/mercedes/audi specialist service center that a bunch of people in the local facebook group im in recommends them as an alternative to the dealership service dept.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:59 PM
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From my understanding (don't yet have my G30) BMWs now use Condition Based Service (CBS) so your service interval is determined by iDrive.
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From my understanding (don't yet have my G30) BMWs now use Condition Based Service (CBS) so your service interval is determined by iDrive.


I think there are better intervals than CBS intervals. BMW used to use intervals of 15,000 miles or so for oil changes and called fluids “lifetime fluids.”This lead to several issues for many owners. I don’t know what New BMW CBS intervals would be but I bet it’s not an oil change every 5,000 miles and thats what I go by. Opinions will vary but owners can probably do better than the I-drive recommendations.


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I think there are better intervals than CBS intervals. BMW used to use intervals of 15,000 miles or so for oil changes and called fluids "lifetime fluids."This lead to several issues for many owners. I don't know what New BMW CBS intervals would be but I bet it's not an oil change every 5,000 miles and thats what I go by. Opinions will vary but owners can probably do better than the I-drive recommendations.


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It is possible that's good advice, but I'm not convinced the intervals BMW sets are trash. You could make the argument in the era before CPO cars with unlimited mile warranties that can put their intervals to the test.

My issue with a shorter replacement interval isn't just the potentially wasted expense, but the more important question for being harder to answer; when to do X?

Should you change oil every 7.5K, 5K, or 3.5K miles?
Should you change plugs every 60K, 40K, or 20K miles?
Should you change transmission oil every 70K, 50K, or 30K miles?

People will have numbers they like but nothing definitive or backed by any tests.

Either way, BMW doesn't seem to publish any service interval manuals so you're not able to easily see what their "recommendation" outside of iDrive.
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Mike Miller the technical advisor for the BMWCCA club magazine Roundel, offers his "lifetime maintenance" guide/recommendations for free to club members if you email him. He has run his own BMW shop for decades and has some ideas on what allows for a BMW to run for a long time. I have used his recommendations (from an old guide 16 years ago) and it has got me to today...a 2001 540 M-Sport with 302,000 miles. Original engine and trans, never rebuilt. I have wanted to email him and see if/what has changed. I know one change I saw he mentioned in Roundel recently is he used to recommend ATF and diff fluid changes every 30k miles, and now he recommends 50k miles. Not sure how long ago he changed that recommendation.
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