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Old 05-20-2010, 11:32 PM   #1
juraja
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Service Requirements

Hi guys,

Just so you know, I do not know that much about cars and I am new to BMW so that is why I turned to you guys for help.

I bought a used 2006 330I and it had 85k. I have driven it for about 5K and the service light keeps coming on. I looked at the manual and it indicates the a service is due. Furthermore, i went through all 8 components digitally (brake fluid, spark plugs etc). From what I see, only the spark plugs and microfilter need to be changed. As for everything else, my car displays the remaining driving distance and the date of the next scheduled service. For all other components, from the dates under the symbol I still have time to service it (no km are displayed, just dates). Should I be worried that there are no km that are displayed, just the dates? Also, the microfilter is out of date supposedly and the spark plugs say 70k. Is this an urgent service?

Thanks guys for the help!
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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Some things like brake fluid and coolant have no kms factor, they need to be replaced every 2 years or every 4 years. Others, like oil, brakes, spark plugs, should display a date and kms. Your spark plugs say 70K because you get to drive 70,000 MORE KMS before you have to replace them. Spark plugs on your car are recommended roughly every 160,000 kms, although it wouldn't hurt to change them at say 100,000 kms. Whatever service item is showing in red needs to be performed now.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for response!

All of the items are shown in red even though the date is for 2011 or simillar. When I get home I will check exactly what has dates and kms but im pretty sure when I looked in the manual, there was nothing odd about any of the items (missing km etc.) except that they are all in red?! Is this normal?
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:30 PM   #4
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I mean RED red. Not the standard orange hue that all BMW gauges and displays are.
Every time you start your car, it flashes a service display for 5 seconds. That tells you how many KMs you can drive to your next oil change, or if you need a service of any kind, it will display service in bright red. If you still can't figure it out drive to any BMW dealership and bring your key to a service advisor, the key will tell him what your car needs.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:12 PM   #5
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If it is displaying RED.. you are overdue for a service.

Like what mstearmsy had stated,, key will prvide all the serice info on your car.

Mstearmsy: regarding spark plug. you are sure its 160, 000 km before changing them out,doesnt inpsecton II stated change of spark plugs too?
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:48 PM   #6
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hey guys thanks for the info, one more question though!

I understand that a service is due because the red symbol turns on. But is there a way to figure out what needs to be changes (without going to a dealership)?
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:43 PM   #7
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hey guys thanks for the info, one more question though!

I understand that a service is due because the red symbol turns on. But is there a way to figure out what needs to be changes (without going to a dealership)?
Bought at 85km. you put in 5000 km...its 90,000 km..you are due for an Inspection 2..

check the Inspection 1 and 2 link somewhere in this forum...it detailed what needs to be done...and go to RMP(sponsor here) or other sponsors here to get that done...
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:04 PM   #8
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We can tell you what services are needed, and perform them. Then we reset the computer, just like the dealer!
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