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      07-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #1
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service stats not advancing??

Not sure if I should have posted this here or in the iDrive forum - but it does pertain to maintenance and service:

I recently (2 weeks ago) purchased a 2006 330i (sports, premium, navi). When I go through the 'info' screens in iDrive, I don't see any of the checks/services counting down and everything is marked OK. Here are the stats I'm seeing:

05/2013
Brake fluid
Next change:
see above date.

03/2014, 17000 mls
Engine Oil

06/2014, 39000 mls
Microfilter

17000 mls
Front brake pads

20000 mls
Rear brake pads

Engine oil level O.K. (shows green bar going to 'max')

Should these be counting down??

Also, on a side note, what should my tire pressur be? I'm measuring 18/20 in the front and 26/27 in the rear. Door panel says 32/36 front/rear but it's hard for me to believe that my tire pressure is soooo low. Is it because of TPMS that my handheld tire pressure gauge is reading low??

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      07-14-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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Until the service item is near due (within under 10,000 miles) you'll really not notice the countdown changing much until the computer collects a lot of trend data and starts to show countdown in increments of 1,000 miles. The brake fluid is a date, so it won't change until the month it is due is passed. Based on what your mileages are you have a long way to go before you'll need service on any of those items. Be patient.

If the TPMS is not notifying you of low tire pressure, you should buy a high-quality dial pressure gauge and check the tires again. You should be checking and adjusting pressure on a monthly basis anyway.
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And after setting your tires to the 32/36 recommended specs when cold, reset the TPMS according to the instructions in the manual. As it generally reacts to a drop of about 25% from the baseline setting, you should then get a warning if the f/r tires drop below 24/27 psi respectively.

But since you should naturally be also checking them with a gauge monthly so you hopefully will never see the TPMS warning icon.

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Great! thanks everyone

Yup got a nice hand held digital air gauge, pumped it up to 32/36 and went into the iDrive menues, and I 'think' I reset the TPMS, but I will check the manual to make sure I did it right. I was just really surprised the tires were so low and there was no warning. Maybe the original owner reset it without checking the tire pressure.
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