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      10-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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328xi just passed 50k miles. What will I need soon?

Just wondering what kind of extra maintenance is usually required around 60k. A lot of people seem to say more things start failing around that time and I just want to know what to look out for.

Just did a service a few months ago, replaced brakes in addition to fluids and filters, everything was fine otherwise. I'm quite happy with the car, but would like to know what maintenance expenses to expect before I go through with some of the pricey mods I am planning.

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      10-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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A trade in value!

Just kidding. Its not that parts start to fail over that milage its that they are just older. Its like getting old, you bounce back from stuff as a kid, as and adult the same things wear on you worse. If you havent done brakes and visual of the belts and hoses you should do so. Other than that the parts that need attention should already be telling you they are done like bearings or struts.
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      10-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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Hehe yup, trade in is one option obviously but ... I have no other reason to switch cars right now. Not too excited about the F30, and I need the AWD so can't upgrade to an M3 either

So I would just keep the car, but would like to know how much I should expect to pay to keep it running. Replacing struts isn't a huge deal, I'm more concerned about any potential $3k+ bills hiding around the corner. In that case a trade in would start to make sense even if I just got a newer version of the same car!
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      10-15-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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I would do fluids regardless of what the books say, transmission, transfer case, front and rear diffs, cooling systems. Have a shop take a look at all the axels for tears in boots as well axle seals for leaking grease. Other than that they are like any other car, you treat them well and they will do the same to you.
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      10-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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Definitely will do on all the fluids. Thanks for the tips, much appreciated!
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      10-15-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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+1 fluids...Diff oil, transfer case (oil), ATF & filter (60K), power steering (if not done yet), and coolant (every 2 yrs although BMW recommends 150K).

Check the following since they are recommendations from Mike Miller @ 60K:
Fuel filter (30-60K), timing belt, tensioner pulley, front CAM seal, engine drive belts.

Note...I for one would replace my water pump at 50K. Preventative...most wait for this to fail and it usually does at the wrong time.
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Thanks to you too, will definitely keep those in mind.
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