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Old 03-02-2006, 04:41 AM   #1
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What should get done in a regular tune up?

Since our E36's don't have spark plug wires, I'm not sure what has to get done in a regular tune up (other than having the spark plugs changed). What other things should get done in a regular tune up for our cars, and what would any of you recommend??
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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Since our E36's don't have spark plug wires, I'm not sure what has to get done in a regular tune up (other than having the spark plugs changed). What other things should get done in a regular tune up for our cars, and what would any of you recommend??
yes, but there are ignition wires.

anyway, for the tune ups,

-fuel filter
-cabin filter
-throttle body cleaned
-icv cleaned
-sparkplug
-coolent flush and refill.
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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aluminum thermostat... ALWAYS make sure to replace that.
check belts
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:22 PM   #4
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i posted this once before. here we go again...

inspection II covers:

inspect drive belt
lube throttle linkage
replace air filter
change oil and oil filter
replace spark plugs
check brake fluid level
check battery
check coolant level and inspect for leaks

change transmission fluid
check clutch plate for wear
check drive axle boots for leak
change differential fluid
replace fuel filter
check fuel tank and lines for leaks
inspect exhaust system
check steering gear and linkages. check power steering system for leaks. check level of fluid.
inspect brakes
check parking brake
inspect front & rear suspension
inspect wheels and tires

lube door hinges, hood latch, hood hinges
check all lights
replace cabin micro-filter
check seatbelts
check washer fluid system, and fluid level
tighten nuts & bolts for door locks & striker plates
check SRS airbag ground connection

reset service light
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:26 PM   #5
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Anyone know what inspection I consists of?
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:37 AM   #6
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i thought you worked for BMW?

here's inspection I:

change oil and oil filter
check brake fluid level
check battery
check coolant level and inspect for leaks
lube throttle linkage

check transmission for leaks
check transmission fluid & add if needed
check differential fluid & add if needed
check fuel tank and lines for leaks
inspect exhaust system
check steering gear and linkages. check power steering system for leaks. check level of fluid
inspect brakes
check parking brake
inspect front & rear suspension
inspect wheels and tires

lube door hinges, hood latch, hood hinges
check all lights
replace cabin micro-filter
check seatbelts
check tightness of mounting screws on airbag front crash sensor
check washer fluid system, and fluid level
tighten nuts & bolts for door locks & striker plates

reset service light
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:17 PM   #7
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i thought you worked for BMW?
I do, but I'm not a tech...
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