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Hey guys, I was just wondering when I should get the listed below change. Also feel free to include what intervals you guys prefer and your type of driving (Mainly highway or city, etc).

Oil:
Coolant:
Brake Fluid:
Steering Fluid:
Auto-Transmission Fluid:
ETC:

Any other fluids, wear and tear items, and maintenance worth mentioning feel free to add on. Thank you.
 

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Here is what I do to my BMWs at local indy shop. Others may have different maintenance schedule.

Oil:every 5k (full synthetic)
Coolant: every 3yrs
Brake Fluid: every 2yrs
Steering Fluid: every 3yrs
Auto-Transmission Fluid: 40-50k miles, with new filter/pan
Front/Rear differential and transfer case: every 40-50k miles
Spark plugs: every 40-50k miles
Air filter, cabin filters every 20k miles
 

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Here is what I do to my BMWs at local indy shop. Others may have different maintenance schedule.

Oil:every 5k (full synthetic)
Coolant: every 3yrs
Brake Fluid: every 2yrs
Steering Fluid: every 3yrs
Auto-Transmission Fluid: 40-50k miles, with new filter/pan
Front/Rear differential and transfer case: every 40-50k miles
Spark plugs: every 40-50k miles
Air filter, cabin filters every 20k miles
Can you let us know how much your Indy quotes for each of the above services?
For a Brake Fluid change does it make sense to pay $100+ Tax?
 

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Here is what I do to my BMWs at local indy shop. Others may have different maintenance schedule.

Oil:every 5k (full synthetic)
Coolant: every 3yrs
Brake Fluid: every 2yrs
Steering Fluid: every 3yrs
Auto-Transmission Fluid: 40-50k miles, with new filter/pan
Front/Rear differential and transfer case: every 40-50k miles
Spark plugs: every 40-50k miles
Air filter, cabin filters every 20k miles
Can you let us know how much your Indy quotes for each of the above services?
For a Brake Fluid change does it make sense to pay $100+ Tax?
$100 for brake fluid sounds about right with fluid included.

I source and buy my own parts. My indy shop only charges me labor. Here are few examples I remember: Oil change $50, front/rear dif + transfer case $300, ATF $350, fuel filter on diesel $75, all paper filters I do myself, brake fluid covered by BMW extended service plan.
Most parts I buy are from RM European, very reliable and have great selection with free shipping.

Hope this helps.
 

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Here is what I do to my BMWs at local indy shop. Others may have different maintenance schedule.

Oil:every 5k (full synthetic)
Coolant: every 3yrs
Brake Fluid: every 2yrs
Steering Fluid: every 3yrs
Auto-Transmission Fluid: 40-50k miles, with new filter/pan
Front/Rear differential and transfer case: every 40-50k miles
Spark plugs: every 40-50k miles
Air filter, cabin filters every 20k miles
Thanks man! I was literally just wondering about this.... :thumbup:
 

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Be aware that BMW will state most of their fluids are life time without explaining further.
This maintenance schedule may apply to folks who tend to keep their BMWs for longer periods or buy used ones with same goal.
 

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when they say lifetime fluids, that just means that when the fluids are done they come out and shoot you, sorry that's your lifetime!
I agree with markbmw, except I change my tranny every 15k and again when I track the car
 
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