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Old 10-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'03 330Xi, just had inspection II... what comes next?!?!?!

Hello Guys, I am new here...
I just picked up my 330xi last week, a big change from my 540, but I am getting used to it!
The stealer told me not to do any maintenance until the service indicator tells me -another 24k kilometers! (15k miles)
Should I not change the oil?
the dealer says no.

the car has 80k kilometers, (50k) and I assume the oil has only been changed as the service indicator advised.... this does not seem right to me, is it really ok?!

In the inspection II, do they change plugs and air filter?
is there a site that lists what should have been done?

I want to be sure I am not neglecting anything that may not have been part of inspection II.

What things should I be concerned about with this car in the future, 60k miles? 80k miles?
What needs attention?

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Look at this side:
http://www.bimmerzone.com/inspection.htm
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thanks, BUT does BMW use that list or do they have their own???

I want to know if they changed my plugs... do they always? I was told they don't always do it.

I would like a list from BMW that I can hold them to!
any other info?

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3 series E-46 are equiped in "long life" NGK spark plugs and do not need to be changed till 96000km(60K miles) or till inspection II, procedure for all inspections is the same as on"Bimmerzone" e-side.
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3 series E-46 are equiped in "long life" NGK spark plugs and do not need to be changed till 96000km(60K miles) or till inspection II, procedure for all inspections is the same as on"Bimmerzone" e-side.

But if I just had BMW do the inspection II, at 80k kilometers, should they have changed them? would it not have been part of the price?

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Changing spark plugs is a part of inspection II at autorized BMW service, so they should !
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thanks for your info, this is what I found ...

here is a pdf of service II, the 330 only gets plugs at 100k miles!!!
crazy long life!
http://www3.sympatico.ca/sharkmanedw/BMW.pdf
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plugs actually do last this long these days. clean burn, no oil fouling... zibby: NGK??? did i hear you say NKG??!!! not bosch?

i find it extremely doubtful that lifetime fill for differential and transmission is a good idea though.
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Yeah! they are NGK BKR6EQUP-SUPER LASER PLATINUM(original part #), factory installed.

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I would agree with the fiff and tranny "lifetime" fluid being a joke!

My 540 also has "lifetime" and if you don't service it at 100k intervals, it'll cook
I just rebuilt the tranny at 120k miles, probably because the previous owner believed everything the dealer told him!

ALSO... what kind of oil and filter should I be using for a north east climate?
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I always recommend original BMW full synthetic oil 5w/30, made for Bmw by Castrol Germany(do not confuse with castrol syntec 5w/30 off the shelf), complete different chemistry and propreties.BMW oil is a good , robust, long lasting stuff and inexpensive-perfect for Montreal climate.
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http://www.bimmer.info/~lowell/
just check out the first 2 items on that page... BMW serviced 3 series with sludge inside!

should I just do the change at the dealer at a more frequent rate or buy the oil there and let my indy do it? (do they sell the oil to the public?)
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http://www.bimmer.info/~lowell/
just check out the first 2 items on that page... BMW serviced 3 series with sludge inside!

should I just do the change at the dealer at a more frequent rate or buy the oil there and let my indy do it? (do they sell the oil to the public?)
I change every 12000km (7500 miles) or at least one per year.You can buy oil and filter at any BMW dealership ,change the oil yourself it is easy job.
BTW there is no need to change this particular oil more often!

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when I looked under the car, it looked like everything was covered up... ?
is the drain plug accessible?
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when I looked under the car, it looked like everything was covered up... ?
is the drain plug accessible?
Yes, it is without removing the bottom cover, just on the right hand side you will find it.
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