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      02-20-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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i know this is a dumb question so im sorry but i couldnt find a list anywhere of all the different fluid changes for the 335i and how many miles they should be done. like oil change, transmission fluid change, brake fluid change etc. thank you very much.
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i know this is a dumb question so im sorry but i couldnt find a list anywhere of all the different fluid changes for the 335i and how many miles they should be done. like oil change, transmission fluid change, brake fluid change etc. thank you very much.
, but in a nice way. See page 217. You can find the owners manual here http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Owner/dgh.aspx

Now if you plan on keeping it passed 50,000 miles then do a search for Mike Miller's recommendations.
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i am looking to keep it for more then 50,000 miles. and i searched for the recommendation you were referring to but couldn't find anything.
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i am looking to keep it for more then 50,000 miles. and i searched for the recommendation you were referring to but couldn't find anything.
Actually, Email Mike at 'techtalk@roundel.org'. He'll send one to anyone who asks.

So I heard.
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Here is another link to read. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...light=60%2C000
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BMW's recommendations are:

Oil - Condition Based (See your car readout) averaging 15,000 plus or minus 4,000 miles.

Brake Fluid - Every two years (like most other vehicles)

Transmission, Differential & Radiator - "Lifetime" (100,000 miles).

Why not search for any of the myriad threads on this topic?

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