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      04-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Maintenance?

My 335i is not my dd so I don't put many miles on it. Should I go by the maintenance guide or change some stuff earlier than recommended such as oil. I plan on changing the oil every 7500 miles but I may not drive it that much in a year. What do you guys think?
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If you love your car, then change it every year =D Doesn't matter if you don't drive it a lot. I have a garage queen Acura NSX that I only drive around 2-3k miles/year, but I always do the oil every year. Tranny, brake, coolant, clutch fuilds every 2 years. Overkill? Maybe, but i think it is well worth it You love it, then you'll do it. You don't care about it? well... then don't haha. Simple as that. Good Luck and have fun!
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My 335i is not my dd so I don't put many miles on it. Should I go by the maintenance guide or change some stuff earlier than recommended such as oil. I plan on changing the oil every 7500 miles but I may not drive it that much in a year. What do you guys think?
Go by the Service/Warranty manual which states that you should change the oil at least once per year and your brake fluid once every two years. The other stuff may be done on a CBS (Condition Based service) basis as described in the manual.

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Thanks for the information guys!
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