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2000 BMW 528i 100,000 Mile Maintenance

July 23, 2010

Q
I own a 2000 528i with 109000 miles on it. I have done no major work on the vehicle. Please advise on what I should focus on in the near future for general maintenance.

A
In reference to the maintenance that should be done on your 528i, with just over 100,000 miles, here is a starting list:

* Transmission fluid & filter
* Differential fluid
* Brake fluid
* Power steering fluid & filter
* Water pump
* Accessory drive belts and tensioner/idler pulleys
* Spark plugs and connector boots
* Engine Air filter
* Fuel filter
* Oxygen sensors (at least the two pre-cat sensors, if not all four)
* Heating & cooling system micro-filters

Additionally, the shocks are going to be in a very degraded state and the front upper (also called thrust) control arm bushings are likely weak. Obviously, we should be inspecting the brake pads and rotors as well as the rest of the front and rear suspension joints and bushings. We do keep all of these items in stock and we also have multiple informational and DIY write-ups on these areas in our Fast Times newsletters. You can access and read the past issues of Fast Times online, by going to  www.bavauto.com/newsletter.  while we do have many maintenance articles in the various Fast Times issues, the Winter 07-08 issue contains our Ultimate Maintenance Schedule.

Click below for the Winter 2007-2008 Fast Times Newsletter:

Please give our agents a call at 800-535-2002 for further assistance in putting a current maintenance plan together.

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