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2004 325Ci Need Maintenance Reccomendation - 95K Miles and beyond

Discussion in 'E46 (1999-2006)' started by bimzonly, Nov 20, 2008.

    bimzonly guest

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    Hey all, Just purchased a 2004 325Ci (Silver on Black) 5 Speed Manual, Premium/Winter Package.

    The car has 95,600 miles on it right now. Car was maintained BMW up until 50K miles after that no records.... So....

    I am faced with the hard decision of what preventative maintenance to do right now and what maintenance plan for the next 100K miles.

    Your expert advice is greatly appreciated along with any other articles to read or sources of credible information.

    Thanks.

    B

    Jeron guest

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    Other than fluids and filters I don't do preventive maintenance unless it is part of another repair.

    You should check everything made of rubber for wear:
    belts
    hoses
    suspension (lots)
    guibo/flex disk
    engine mounts (hard to check, probably best to replace next time you are in there for oil pan gasket or steering rack)

    IF you wanted to replace something for no reason then replace the radiator, expansion tank, hoses, waterpump, thermostat.
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    granthr

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    Agreed, In case Jeron wasn't clear enough. Replace all the fluids, coolant, engine, transmission, rear diff, and brake fluid. I would also suggest doing the powersteering. To change this you need to disconnect the banjo bolts at the steeringrack to drain the fluid. Once disconnected move the steering wheel lock to lock till all or most of the old fluid is out. Engine OFF, car on jack stands to do this. Get new crush washers for the banjo bolts, two for each one and the two bolts are different sizes. Then fill with fresh fluid. I use Red Line in engine, trans, diff, & powersteering.

    Enjoy your new car!

    GR

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