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Old 05-21-2015, 03:17 PM
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critique my maintenance schedule

Just reviewing my maintenance routine. Is there anything glaring that I've missed or that you disagree w/? TIA.

-engine oil (12,000kms/9,500 miles)
-air filter (every 2nd engine oil change)
-brake fluid (2 years)
-brakes (rotors/pads/sensors) (as required)
-shock absorbers (?)
-sparkplugs (60,000kms/37,000 miles)
-transmission fluid (120,000kms/75,000 miles)
-differential fluid (120,000kms/75,000 miles)
-cabin microfilter (2 years)
-radiator fluid (2 years or 96,000kms/60,000 miles, earlier of)...or 4 years???
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:15 AM
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I would suggest that if your car has an automatic transmission (I can't remember when the 35i went to DCT) that you change the fluid more often, like at 30K miles, maybe 40kms. It's cheap insurance for a very expensive repair, and it will also run better. BMW transmissions start shifting hard long before they fail. Otherwise, I think your schedule looks good. I think coolant has gotten better to where 4 years shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:55 PM
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I would suggest that if your car has an automatic transmission (I can't remember when the 35i went to DCT) that you change the fluid more often, like at 30K miles, maybe 40kms. It's cheap insurance for a very expensive repair, and it will also run better. BMW transmissions start shifting hard long before they fail. Otherwise, I think your schedule looks good. I think coolant has gotten better to where 4 years shouldn't be an issue.
Tx, I have DCT, not sure that makes a difference vs AT re tranny fluid.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:50 AM
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37 K on plugs, don't these things have longer running plugs than that?
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:29 PM
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37 K on plugs, don't these things have longer running plugs than that?
I believe my manual has 45K for the plugs
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:12 AM
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In the manual I could not find any schedule listed at all
Did I miss it?
We're coming up on 60K and the service reminder says 300 miles
trying to figure out what that is
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:33 PM
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I think you're pretty much on target but maybe long on the oil. Turbos are very hard on oil. If you're keeping the car, I'd suggest 5,000. And 30 on the diff and 60 on the DCT.
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