regular maintainance - 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 07-27-2004, 05:49 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Encinitas, CA now at Sonoma, CA
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
white 330ci is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
i have a 2001 330ci with 53000 mi on it, what fluids besides oil and coolant will i need to change?

i heard BMW uses "lifetime" gear oil but that sounds like bullshit to me n
white 330ci is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 08:03 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
moto is an unknown quantity at this point
White 330 ci. My manual of my 2000 328i only
calls for oil, coolant and brake fluid to be changed.
Ther is no mention of the transmission fluid or
rear diff.

PS. I've always wanted to know from newer owners
(2001 & newer) what the manual states for oil changes
and type of oil to use. My manual says to use BMW
High Performance 0Wx / 5Wx or 10Wx(above 5 deg)
with x being 30,40 or 50 weight oils and meet the
SH or higher spec.
moto is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 08:16 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2001BMW330iRob is an unknown quantity at this point
Well if its any help I also have a 1997 318i with almost 200k on it and never changed either the rear diff or tranny fluid.
I called the dealer too and he said you dont have to change either.
He said they could but BMW's generally do not require it.
It is strange...I guess the saying "if it ain't broke don't fix it" fits here!
2001BMW330iRob is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 09:15 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Encinitas, CA now at Sonoma, CA
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
white 330ci is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
ya i am just trying to prevent somthing from breaking, i guess i will wait on the gear oil changes.

i have already changed the brake fluid too.

i don't have the manual for my car so i cant help you with that, but you should use synthetic only in e46's. i use mobil 1 0w-40, every 3000 or 4000 miles. i think the manual said 10000 or somthing stupid . just because it is synthetic doesn't mean that it doesn't get dirty the same way that other oils do. it just won't brake down.

maybe bmw wants us to brake our cars and buy new ones
white 330ci 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
Gas Premium Or Regular Toddz 3-Series (E46, E90) 31 09-17-2009 11:11 PM
REAR PLATE LIGHTS ? regular phillips head screws ? j123crx 3-Series (E21, E30) 0 09-25-2005 01:53 AM
Hid Lights With Regular Headlights?!?!?!?! BImmerN2B 3-Series (E36) 6 07-25-2005 12:46 AM
Premium vs Regular Gas??? donutchow Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 22 10-06-2004 02:09 PM
Regular sized stereo in BMW BMWhatever 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 11-22-2003 08:12 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