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gr1881 01-21-2013 09:15 PM

New BMW owner
I just got my 1st BMW and its a beauty 2008 528xi with 43,000 miles looks great inside and out runs great so far but looking for any advice on maintenance????

Ivan413 01-21-2013 09:19 PM

New BMW owner
Welcome to the werkz. The 528xi is a very comfortable ride. At 43,000 you shouldn't have to really worry about anything besides regular oil changes but when u get closer to 60k is when you have your first big maintenance check up.

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gr1881 01-21-2013 10:31 PM

Thanks for that info appreciate the feedback thats good to know, is it true that oil changes are every 6,000 miles?

Ivan413 01-21-2013 11:06 PM

New BMW owner
For newer vehicles yes but personally I change my oil every 3-4k to keep the engine running strong and it also reduces wear and improves longevity of the engine.

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Lord Vader 01-22-2013 10:24 AM

Welcome to Bimmerwerkz.

Pelican has several excellent articles on maintenance as well as a maintenance scedule as required by BMW. I change my oil every 5,000k.

kerryf 01-23-2013 11:37 AM

Might want to check out Lots of data, including used oil analyses based on different makes and service intervals.

gr1881 01-24-2013 10:28 AM

I just got a 2008 BMW xi and would like to know the next time I fill up for gas can I input fuel injector cleaner for better gas and engine performance and if so what is the best brand?

Ivan413 01-24-2013 11:55 AM

New BMW owner
Some Fuel injector cleaners are stp or Lucas oil and if ur looking for octane boost some good ones are stp, nos or Lucas oil again try any of those and the can be find in any auto store.

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Lord Vader 01-24-2013 12:10 PM

Sorry Ivan, but I wouldnt put any of those in my car.

The only one I would use is Chevron Techron. Its the only additive that has been scientifically proven by an independent third party lab to actually work as intendend.

Heres the Wikipedia link to it, but check out BobIsTheOilGuy Forums for detailed information. Their is tons of information about it.
Techron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ivan413 01-24-2013 01:24 PM

New BMW owner
No problem I'm always open to new ideas I might check out chevron and see how it works

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