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Its been 6 months since the last oil change or more. (Under 2000 miles driven)

Year on the new tranny.

Diff fluid is new.

Brakes were flushed about a year ago before homecoming.

Coolant probably needs to be flushed. (how much does the S54 take?)

Fuel filter needs to be changed (gotta buy hose clamps!)

Do we change Power Steering fluid?



So how long do you go between oil changes when measured in time VS miles driven?

I know what BMW recommends, but what do YOU recommend?
 

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5,000 on OC
2yrs on Brake Fluid
3yrs on Coolant
4yrs on PS fluid

fuel filter, plugs, everything else every 40k
 

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So how many months between oil changes if your not driving the car 3000 miles in 3 months?
 

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Mpire said:
Its been 6 months since the last oil change or more. (Under 2000 miles driven)

Year on the new tranny.

Diff fluid is new.

Brakes were flushed about a year ago before homecoming.

Coolant probably needs to be flushed. (how much does the S54 take?)

Fuel filter needs to be changed (gotta buy hose clamps!)

Do we change Power Steering fluid?

So how long do you go between oil changes when measured in time VS miles driven?

I know what BMW recommends, but what do YOU recommend?
Annually for oil change in the S54. You could do it more often, but it'd just be a waste of money with your mileage.

2,000 miles in 6 months? This car needs to be Tiff's daily driver. :)

I do a full brake flush annually, but bleeds wind up being more often than that due to disconnecting the brake lines for something else. I don't do a full flush in those cases; just bleed and top off.

Off the top of my head, I seem to remember using more than one bottle of coolant, but not 2. About 5 liters of coolant (and same amount of distilled water) if my memory is correct.
 

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I do engine oil annually if mileage is low, which means the Roadster and LTW get annaul changes, as does the E46 M3 most years. :( Mileage based, I do it the LTW and Roaster according to the lights, the M3 half way.

I do brakes at least every 2 years, but some get done more often.

I do tranny and diff every 25 - 30K miles.

Coolant, every 3 years, and the LTW and E46 need this.
 

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I was under the car today installing the ireland bushings. Its a snap with the bushing tool. Wouldnt want to try it with anything else.

Looks like the car is leaking at the drain plug. Gotta go back into the dealership to get them to fix it. I wonder if they stripped the pan. Anyways, more work to do...
 
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