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post #21 of 85 Old 31st March 2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Kees was able to help out with the update.

Cleaned up formatting and added a few more DIYs

The important holes right now are in the regular maintenance schedule.
HAVE DIY:
- Air filter: Inspect every 15,000 miles, replace every 15,000-30,000
- Cabin air filter: Inspect every 15,000 miles, replace every 15,000-30,000
- Spark plugs: every 60,000 miles (stick with OEM)

DIY UPDATE/IMPROVEMENT NEEDED:
- Engine oil/filter: Every 7,500 miles (Castrol TWS Motorsport 10W-60)
- Fuel filter: every 60,000 miles

DIY MISSING:
- Brake fluid: Every 1-2 years
- Engine coolant: Every 2 years (50/50 mix of BMW anti-freeze + distilled water)
- Power steering fluid: every 30,000 miles (Pentosin CHF 11.S)
- Gearbox oil (SMG & 6MT): every 30,000 miles (MTF-LT-2 or Red Line MTL)
- Differential oil: every 30,000 miles (Castrol SAF-XJ or Red Line 75W-140)
- Valve adjustment: every 30,000-60,000 miles


If external sites have good DIYs that would apply for E60 M5s (even if written for E60s in general or even other models), let me know.

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Valve adjustment every 30-60k?

I'll keep an eye on this thread and see about filling in some of the missing DIYs as I perform them as they become due unless someone beats me to it. My 2 year extended maintenance/service plan expired last Friday.

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after reading your list the spark plugs are done every 37k there or abouts i assume that list is for an e60. your idrive will remind you however.
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Some more updates here, including Brake fluid flush and LED license plate lights.

Regarding the maintenance list, that is Mike Miller's standard schedule for all BMWs (although he does modify recommendations for specific models such as Ms). Certain things may be overkill but it's your call.

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Priceless thread...Thanks for the effort!

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Must have it added!
Please add this for Tranny Fluid change. Oil/fluid leakage from gearbox!

also this: diy smg & diff lubricants replacement

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done, thanks.

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blinker fluid and seat rotation is a must on these cars!

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for people that DIY, where do you dispose your car's used fluids such as engine oil, brake fluid, etc? Local gas station, Dealer?

For places that take such fluids, is there a fee associated with it?

I assume you all just don't dump it down the sink

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