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Anti-freeze is now 'Long Life" - what's next?

Discussion in 'Warranty questions' started by Chuck Mills, Jan 26, 2009.

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    Chuck Mills

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    I have a 2005 M3 and thought maybe, just maybe, BMW Maintenance Plan would change the anti-freeze by the four year point. Called the service advisor and he told me in 2003 they "switched" to a long life fluid which does not need changing. I guess they feel we are all fools and will follow along until cooling system failure. BTW I had previously changed it after two years, just had not thought of asking them to do it under their "You pay NO maintenance costs for four years." plan
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    John in VA

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    It IS amazing how the service intervals have lengthened since BMW began picking up the tab! My E46 has been dealer maintained with coolant changes every 2 years and brake fluid changes annually. Must be a new, or new car, policy.

    M3Driver guest

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    Email Mike Miller at Tech Talk (techtalk@roundel.org) for his "old school" maintenance guidelines.
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    Jeff Gomon

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    In my 2005 CPO X5 I just got in Oct 08, I will still replace the coolant every two years and brake fluid annually myself, even if they don't cover it at the dealership. I will use BMW fluids, as I always do. Does seem interesting how the service life of fluids and such has magically extended under the "Ultimate Service Program". Of course, once you are off warranty, your maintenance schedule reverts back to 1/2 the service life on all fluids......LOL......lol.....

    Devilsown guest

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    I too dont give a rats ass what the dealer says I will be replacing all my fluids when I feel their due, or what I consider "normal" intervals

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