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#1 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 01:11 PM
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Hi guys.

I am planning a cross country trip on my 97 328IS. Pictures can be found at
http://www.deepakmanohar.com/bmw.html

I will be driving from Atlanta,Georgia to Portland, Oregon. I was wondering if you guys could suggest some
precautionary checks/preventive measures that I could take before embarking on this journey.
A thorough check list would be great, but any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Thanks.

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I would say at least an inspection I if it hasn't been done recently...

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oil change!! check all fluids.. thats about it!! and brakes!!

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Change the oil, check the other fluids, plugs, belts, hoses and brakes. Make sure your spare has air, and you have all the jacking stuff.

Pick up an extra set of belts and any tools you'll need to change them. Familiarize yourself with how they're routed and how to install.

Make sure you have your cell phone, and honestly a cb radio is a great idea too. You WILL be driving through dead zones, and ch 9 is an emergency frequency. ch 19 is the standard open channel of choice and you can find directions and cops just by asking / listening.

An extra set of plugs and a gas can couldn't hurt if you have room.

Bring a gallon of water, and flashlight too.

FWIW, I spent 3 months travelling the states in my Mustang (covered 26,000 miles) with the above supply list. I never got lost or stranded, and wouldn't think twice about doing it again.

Most of all, have fun!

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Pssh, why would someone keep a spare in their car???

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Pssh, why would someone keep a spare in their car???
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A knife, xtra money, and some mase. Seriously

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