5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Definitely get a Service II done. That is spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter and oil change. Should include a thorough checkout of the vehicle too. Does it mention synthetic oil anywhere under the hood? Well, regular oil should be done at or about 3000 miles or about 7500 for synthetic. Plugs are every 60,000 and make sure your valve cover gaskets aren't leaking, they foul up coils.
Thanks very much, I know the airfilter is brand new as the seller showed it to me. Same goes for the interior climate filters I'll try to get some additional 411 on whether those other things you mentioned need attending to or will do it myself. You could eat out of the engine compartment of this vehicle and no oil residue was present after both of my test drives.
I see your from the South Jersey / Philly area. I'm near exit 17 of the AC expressway.
Excellent link, thank you very much. One more question if you'll indulge me....
What's the story on the timing chains replacement intervals? On my W126 chassis Benz ( 1990 420SEL V8 ) it's a considerable expense and is suggested at 100K miles. Is that something that needs to be done at any specific mileage?
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