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Old 01-04-2009, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NWS Hi all !!, here newbie from Surabaya Indonesia

I just bought a e38 with m62 engine (3,5 ltr) year 1997. A dark green metalic paint. need a lot of tips and trick from others to maintenance mine bm by my own...could i?...
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Hi Marti5..nice to meet you here

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I had a little confused about my trans...did you change the oil trans like some expert said that it strongly recommended that we change the oil at approximately 80k miles?....give me some advice Marti5...

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Yes, change at 80,000 including new filter and then every 30,000 there after, you can do it yourself or go to a good garage, its easier if you can get the whole car in the air, only use BMW approved fluid .
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NWS Thanks for your advise

Dear Marti5,

Ok i'll do next week on my trans, after that i'll do something about my suspension, I found that my rear bearing worn out i guest and also i need to replace long tierod at the front...what your suggest for TRW, Meyle, Lemforder or the original BMW for the best value and longlife? Wow...sorry it's look like a bother you all the time....Thx before..

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Question Thx again for the advise

Hmmm...sounds good...i mean in indonesia the streets are commonly not to good condition....and many-2 BMW here has a noisy suspension because of worn out at the ball joint, steering linkage, and others so i prefer buy the stronger one a little bit more expensive maybe but it's stay longer i hope...do you have advise for may be which one more durable for the streets here in Indonesia?....oh ya also how is your shock arsorber?....are you using genuine one or already replaced with another brand like bilstein, kyb or sachs? sorry to bother you more....thx...

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I only use original BMW parts as they have been tested millions of times for the car, also the car cost multi millions to design,so did all the parts. But saying that I do have Bilstein brakes alround, which were factory fitted, so I would say Bilstein shocks would be fine.
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Thumbs up Wow..that's great advise Marti5...thx

Thank you very much, i thought that's sound reasonable. If we install toughest parts, next time they could be another parts will worn out and maybe more expensive to replace. They already design that which parts will worn out which part they eliminate not to worn out. right? ha..ha..ha. ok then i'll replace with the genuine one...thanks once again for the advise....
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Don't forget to do your differential oil as well, its the same fluid as the tranny but it needs to be replaced every 80k miles as well.
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Thank you very much, i thought that's sound reasonable. If we install toughest parts, next time they could be another parts will worn out and maybe more expensive to replace. They already design that which parts will worn out which part they eliminate not to worn out. right? ha..ha..ha. ok then i'll replace with the genuine one...thanks once again for the advise....
That's right. These parts that seem to wear out all the time are made to wear out instead of something more expensive or harder to fix.
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