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Old 01-17-2020, 03:35 AM   #1
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Changing intervals

I was looking on bmw books and repair manuals information's about intervals of changing thins on car so i am asking here to tell me how often i need to change next items on Bmw E46 320d 110kw 2004 diesel, in miles or km:

- Fuel filter
- oil filter breather
- oil
- coolant liquid
- brake liquid
- Air filter for engine
- Air filter for cabin

and i you remember something more that need to be change
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:09 AM   #2
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There are few here with diesel cars, but I would imagine the intervals for common items are about the same.

Oil? With a proper LL-01 oil you 'can' go up to 15,000 miles. I do that. Most here believe they're treating their car right by changing it more often as in the old days when you did it every 3,000 miles. I believe the average here is probably 5000-7500 miles, but that gets expensive with synthetic oil. Use a good filter. Read up and make your own choice, but it hasn't harmed my car by following bmw's oil change interval (OCI)...I'll get to 386,000 miles today. BUT, diesel specs might be different.

Fuel filter can go 100,000 miles, but I'd change it at least every 3-5 years...again, diesel might be different than petrol.

Coolant every 3 years I believe is what the bmw bottle says.

Brake fluid...they probably say every year, but I doubt many do it more than every few years, if ever.

Air filter should be yearly.

Cabin air filter, yearly as well...or when you feel the blower for heat/AC isn't blowing hard enough.

Transmission can be 100,000 Differential is probably about the same...but check the levels of both if you're seeing either leaking fluid.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:16 AM   #3
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There used to be..... an alternate "Severe Service Schedule" listed deep in the service requirements, and/or it was listed under "Official Vehicles". Can't seem to put my finger on it.
That schedule cut the allowable time/mileage by 1/3rd.

Try Here:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...0-maintenance/

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...enance/DwUlVM1

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...nance/F2Qypmgs
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