Pre-owned 2000 328i - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 11:40 AM
n00b
 
Hogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dallas Metro, TX
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hogo is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Hi - I just got sharp 2000 328i (sport package, xenons,...). I like the looks and drive. With 119K miles on it, I am kind of excited that it will give me something to tinker with, but very eager to update car's service schedule. Anybody has any suggestions as to what I can do or where to start? Will get it done outside not at home - unless it is simple stuff. Thanks in advance...

2000 328i Premium Pkg
Dallas Metroplex, TX
Hogo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 03:18 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rsn48 is an unknown quantity at this point
I would do the usual, change all the filters - fuel, air (K&N - won't need to change it again), and cabin. Oil Change and new plugs, radiator flush and change, if auto (and I'm assuming it isn't since sports package) a transmission flush (not drain - which only gets rid of some of the fluid) and change of fluid. The nice thing if you do this and you're close to Service number two, you'll have done just about everything.

If you plan to run 91+ gas permanently, you might want to shark your car (upgrade the software) to take advantage of the higher premium gas.
rsn48 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 06:28 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
zzzzzer is an unknown quantity at this point
Congrats on the new ride. I suggest checking your belts (which you've probably done already).

I can't really add anything other than what's been said so far but I can say that (based on another thread at the site) changing out your spark plugs - especially if it hasn't been done in awhile - shows a definite boost in gas mileage and performance.

<a href='http://www.j-body.org/members/zzzzzer/profile/' target='_blank'>http://www.j-body.org/members/zzzzzer/profile/</a>
zzzzzer is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 07:54 PM
1st Gear Member
 
exjarhead328's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: central ct
Posts: 208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
exjarhead328 is an unknown quantity at this point
I too have a 2000 328 sp, pp and every time I check my belt it keeps getting smaller!!! :

SEMPER FI 2/3 Comm
Founder of the Four Pedal Club
2000 328

__________________
exjarhead328 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 10:19 AM
n00b
 
Hogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dallas Metro, TX
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hogo is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thanks everyone.. So summing up I need following: Change all filters (Fuel, Air, cabin) - can I cahnge the Air and Cabin myself?, Change Oil, Change Plugs, Flush Radiator, Flush Transmission (mine is a auto with sportronic, so both auto and manual, and I thought 328 came with lifetime tranny oil), and Service II - whenever it is due. Questions - Oil change on this Beemer was done at a non-BMW shop - so the counter is not reset. Do you recommend doing these services at a dealer, BMW independent, or a generic?. Does anyone recommend getting a device that you can use to reset the oil changes, and decode engine codes? so far, I like the ride.

2000 328i Premium Pkg
Dallas Metroplex, TX
Hogo is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 10:54 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rsn48 is an unknown quantity at this point
If you flush your trany about every 75,000 or so, you will reduce the risk of a new trany install by mucho. BMW claims it tranny fluid is lifetime, but my own service rep at BMW recommended a flush. This only makes sense when you consider what a work out the tranny gets, how expensive it is to replace, and how cheap a flush is $150 in Canada so cheaper in the states.

Changing the air and cabin filters are easy. Changing the oil, if you learn to do it yourself to keep costs down, even with synthetic oil should be changed around 10,000 miles or more. Again when you had a car like I had that developed "blow back" (not a BMW) because I didn't change the oil enough, you realize what a favour you are doing to the motor by changing the oil frequently.

I use two types of "garages" - a BMW service dept and an independent that works only on BMW's. For an oil change, I don't mind using the oil change quicky types but make sure you know what type of oil goes in, and they don't make a switch on you - claiming to know what they are doing, only for you to find out they are wrong - been there, done that.

I haven't used a reset tool for the oil light. I try to change the oil more, then have it done again at the dealer for the service checks.
rsn48 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2005, 11:29 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chadds Ford, PA
Posts: 110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hootie361 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Hootie361
The 2000 328i have some issues with the Steptronic transmission (research "steptronic" on this site), so keeping it WELL maintained is a good idea. I would have a shop flush it for you, especially at your high of mileage. All filters and plugs on this car are cake to replace. Even some of the sensors on the engine take less than an hour a piece.

Do NOT wait for 10,000+ miles to change your oil. I waited 9,000 and that might have been what caused my camshaft position sensor to crack, resulting in stalls and crappy gas mileage. Even though the "oil service" light says you can go 15,000 miles, don't go any longer than the 7,500 half-way point for an oil change. Then do your Service Intervals at the 15Ks.

But two items ASAP: a Fault Code reader/Reset tool and the Bentley manual. At most, it'll be $250 for the two of 'em. You'll save that much your first trip to the dealership.

Your Lane ------>
Hootie361 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 03:32 PM
n00b
 
Hogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dallas Metro, TX
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hogo is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Service Done at a Local Import Mechanic

Just an update - Got following services done for about $1400... (in April' 05)

Front+Rear Brake Pads+Sensors (no rotors)
Water Pump +Thermostat
Service Pack2 + Oil Change
Rear Seals (Differential)
Coolant Sensor
Check Engine Light fixed (VANOS)
Check General (Suspension + Exterior)

It's been more than 18 months... happy so far.

2000 328i Premium Pkg
Dallas Metroplex, TX
Hogo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'96 328i, 2000 Wheels...FLORIDA drpenaranda Cars For Sale 1 09-13-2005 12:18 PM
"Check Headlight" problem 2000 328i djm260 3-Series (E46, E90) 2 08-30-2004 06:10 PM
2000 328i barrykat 3-Series (E46, E90) 2 03-28-2004 07:14 PM
2000 328I Rims and Tires 4 Sale Dallas, TX redcoupebandit Classifieds Sell & Buy 0 01-06-2004 11:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome