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#1 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 04:37 PM
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hi all,
I need some information from you, my oil service light is on, I have a reset tool and I have always done my on servicing on my other cars but what I need to know is this...

If I took the car to bmw what would they carry out for an 'oil service' and also what would they do on full services.

I assume oil service is just a small routine check and oil change??

Info would be greatly appreciated
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how many miles you have? if its just an oil change than its an oil change. but if your close the an inspection they may consider doing it.

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dealer is a waste of money on a 96

if you cant do basic work on your car yourself.. ie: an oil change, find an independent mechanic to do this stuff, even then expect to be knickle and dimed to death.

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i think you may have missunderstood me, i do my own services and all i want to know is what bmw would do on a 'oil service' and what what they do on a full service

so i need a list of things they would do, ie oil change, fluid checks etc
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so, can someone tell me what things i need to carry out for a oil service

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to be honest they don't do much else than change the oil.. and if they notice anything obvious they will notify u that it will need to be replaced soon. Inspection I and II are the more indepth services..you can find the resource for which they include somewhere on this site

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your a star how often do the full inspection lights come on do you know ?
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? My mechanic and dealer have always done a filter and oil change and cursory inspection whenever I brought my stuff in for an oil change.
For service... There's a checklist for that on the internet; they follow it to the letter.


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- Oil service is Oil, Filter, Microfilter, and bug juice.
- If you just want an oil change, it is just oil and filter.

As stated above, Inspection I and II's are the in depth inspection services. It also depends on what mechanic gets it. When I work on cars at work, I treat it just like it was my BMW. I look over things when doing an oil change and note things if it looks like it could be unsafe.

If there is also a problem found that looks severe, but is not the cause of what the car is in for, I will also note that.

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where is the Microfilter?
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oh and whats bug juice! ?
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You know that you can buy a $40 gadget that works to reset the oil and inspection lights. There are other cheaper methods that you can do if you search on the DIY sections here or on the internet. Last option that I know is to also buy the code reader that can (dough!!!) read codes, reset oil and inspection lights. This will cost about $138 to $149, but you'll never have to go do the dealer and know what is going on with your car. Oh forgot too, it can reset the check engine light!!
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Microfilter's on the e36 are behind the center console. You have to remove the glove box and some small things to get to it.



Bug juice is washer fluid .

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Wellits never a bad idea to replace the tranny, diff, and powersteering fluid if you dont know when it was last done.

I would do an oil change, change all those fluids, and replace any bushings that need replacement.

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