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Old 09-23-2004, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys

i havent changed any fluids in the car apart from the engine oil. When i do my oil change what other fluids should i change ? transmission , radiator ???

my car has 110K miles on it, i got it at 98K a year ago and have no record on past history. All i know is it was serviced at the dealer beforoe i got it. I think thats right if i remember correct. didnt buy it from a dealer thou.

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Old 09-23-2004, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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blinker fluid...
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hell yea..adds bout 10 hp...
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you guys just screwin with me rite ? wha the hell is blinker fluid ? lol
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blinker fluid....nice.

Seriously, if you want to change all the vital fluids, do the oil every5 months of 5k miles unless you drive very very very hard (then do it 3k), brake and coolant every 1-2 years. BMW has "lifetime tranny fluid" and there often reports of people killing their tranny after doing a flush/fill. You can, but you should repeat the process in another month, as the new fluid is said to eat away at and loosens old gunk. Differential fluid is another "lifetime" but you can change it if you want. I've never heard any ill effects of that.
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just change your oil, and ur oil filter.

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its pretty sad how when some novice asks a serious question to get to know their car better, some egoistic people like to act like b*tces, maybe they have no one else to talk to and need the attention!!
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I thought BMW changed the tranny fluid and diff fluid at inspection II which is usually done at 90-100K.
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Inspection II is every 30k miles. Inspection 1 is every 15.
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