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Re: 75k service? is it important? (archive)

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Posted by Jeff Goss on January 26, 2000 at 15:32:56:

In Reply to: 75k service? is it important? posted by john on January 26, 2000 at 10:36:15:

: Is the 75k service important? or can i just wait and do the 90k mile service instead? i've never done the 15K or 45K service, but i've always done the 30K and the 60K and i'm waiting to do the 90K andmy car's running fine, so i'm wondering, is that alright? it seems to me that everything done at the 15K intervals are trivial and notreally needed, just a bunch of check this fluid and check that fluid, and at $300 that's alot of money, but the 30K service intervals seem to cover everything the 15K service intervals cover and then some. Thanks for your help.

: one more question, what are some things to look out for at 90K and above? my fuel pump went out at 65K, water pump went out at 72K, oxygen sensor went bad at 74K. anything else?

Look out for front-end suspension parts to wear out around 90k, especially the thrust arm bushings. You'll notice a shaking of the steering wheel when these things wear out. Also the fan clutch is a problem. Look on my 535i Website to find out more on thefan clutch.


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