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  1. Pro Active Maintenance on 2009 E91 2.0 TDI M-Sport - 62k
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    Hi All,

    I have an absolutely mint 2009 E91 2.0 TDI M-Sport. Currently on 62,000 miles and i've owned it since 50k. Its got a full BMW history and never had any mechanical issues (wish the same could be said of all my other BM's) and been well looked after from new (for example new discs, pads and Michelin's were fitted by the original owner at a main dealer just a few months before they sold it on)

    I've taken a new job where I will now be doing 20,000 a year so it will be up to 100k on the clock in the not too distant future. Is there any pro-active maintenance I can do on the car such as water pump, fluids etc that will reduce the likely hood of any future issues or breakdowns?

    Also, what are the major mechanical issues I am likely to face do you think? One that I am aware of is the timing chain by the bulkhead when the engine has to come out to fix, but I am unsure if all cars are affected or not. Are there any other major issues that I should be aware of as the mileage increases?

    Thanks
    Andy
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    Google 'Mike Miller BMW Old School Maintenance' for an interesting read on preventive maintenance. The key question is whether you intend to keep the car long term. If you don't, then just stick with CBS intervals and let the next owner suffer the consequences...
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    "Mike Miller BMW Old School Maintenance"

    A very interesting read, although in fairness I think his basic suggestion of far more frequent servicing than the manufacturer recommends applies to most makes of cars & vans. I have never been a fan of two year oil changes for example and have always done any of my cars at about 6 to 8 month intervals - just like my dad taught me !! I suspect that extended service intervals are a figment of a fleet managers imagination, and that car makers tell them what they want to hear. For a privately owned vehicle I would always at least double up on service intervals.....

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    so according to his notes, as my car is currently on 60k he is recommending the following:

    Power Steering Fluid
    Auto Box (ATF) fluid and filter
    Differential Oil
    Engine coolant
    Spark plugs (glow plugs for diesel - I assume they are subject to the same maintenance?)

    anyone have any thoughts on this? I don't have the facilities, tools and limited knowledge to do this myself so I would have to take it to either a BMW or Indy garage to perform...

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    If you have not changed these parts at 60k is a good idea to do so.
    Mike miller is a good guide but can be expensive if you follow the routine at the cost of garage.

    Some things are overkill such as brake fluid every 12 months but if you can do the serice DIY and have the time it's only about 12 for the fluid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andymoss View Post
    so according to his notes, as my car is currently on 60k he is recommending the following:

    Power Steering Fluid
    Auto Box (ATF) fluid and filter
    Differential Oil
    Engine coolant
    Spark plugs (glow plugs for diesel - I assume they are subject to the same maintenance?)

    anyone have any thoughts on this? I don't have the facilities, tools and limited knowledge to do this myself so I would have to take it to either a BMW or Indy garage to perform...
    You can do the PAS by using the old 'turkey baster' method over several days and miles.

    Glow plugs are not like spark plugs. Unless you have codes/glow plug light on the car saying they are shot just leave them. (Glow plugs preheat the cylinder to aid starting in diesels / spark plugs ignite the air fuel mixture in a gasoline engine constantly)

    Diff oil is one for someone with a ramp, car needs to be level. Same for ATF. That is a big-ish job iirc.

    Coolant is doable but the radiator drain may not empty it completely drain the old coolant.
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    Is the PAS not electric on that model?
    My 2010 E92 is and i thought it was all models from 2008/9.

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