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BMW Service Schedule 1999 & Prior

The BMW Maintenance System has been devised with the following objectives: maximize vehicle safety, reliability, and minimize breakdowns resulting from wear, at minimum cost. Our Brooklyn, NY BMW specialists will ensure that these objectives are met by performing comprehensive maintenance services on your vehicle. We follow the BMW Inspection I Checklist and the BMW Inspection II Checklist.

Service Interval Light System

The Service Indicator consists of five green, one yellow, and one red light and the inscriptions:
“Oil service” and “Inspection” located on your instrument panel. Whenever the ignition is switched on,
up to five green lights will be displayed, then depending on vehicle use and driving style, the green lights will systematically turn off one by one. As you approach the last green light, this is an indication that the next service is almost due and helps you to make any necessary arrangements on a timely basis. When the last green light turns off, a yellow light appears with one of the inscriptions (Oil Service or Inspection). This indicates that your next maintenance service is due immediately. If you continue to delay maintenance service, the yellow light and red light appear together with one of the inscriptions (oil service or inspection). In the interest of road safety and reliability you should avoid driving your BMW and have the essential work performed without any further delay at our Brooklyn, New York auto service center.

BMW Services Offered

Model Year 91 and OlderModel Year 92 – 98 including 99 E36Model Year 99 & newer except 99 E36Description of Service Intervals
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
7,50010,00015,000Oil Service
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
15,00020,00030,000Inspection I
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
22,50030,00045,000Oil Service
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
30,00040,00060,000Inspection II
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
37,50050,00075,000Oil Service
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
45,00060,00090,000Inspection I
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
52,50070,000105,000 Oil Service
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
60,00080,000120,000Inspection II
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
67,50090,000135,000Oil Service
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
75,000100,000150,000Inspection I
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
82,500110,000165,000Oil Service
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
90,000120,000180,000Inspection II
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
97,500130,000195,000Oil Service
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
105,000140,000210,000Inspection I
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
120,000160,000240,000Inspection II
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
127,500170,000255,000Oil Service
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
135,000180,000270,000Inspection I
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsIntermediate oil change
142,500190,000285,000 Oil Service
Recommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service IntervalsRecommended between Service Intervals Intermediate oil change
150,000200,000300,000 Inspection II

BMW Inspection I

    • Undercarriage
    • Change engine oil and filter while engine is at normal operation temperature.
    • Check transmission for leaks.
    • Check rear axle for leaks.
    • Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks.
    • Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
    • Check power steering system for leaks.
    • Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
    • Examine brake disc surfaces.
    • Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
    • Grease wheel center hubs.
    • Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage, and joint disc.
    • Check front control arm bushing for wear.
    • Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
    • Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust parking brake if necessary.
    • Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary.
    • Check condition of tires (outer surfaces (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required.

Engine Compartment

    • Read out diagnostic system
    • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
    • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
    • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
    • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
    • Check air conditioner for operation.
    • Reset Service Indicator.

Body/Electrical Equipment

    • Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
    • Perform batter load test.
    • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, foglights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
    • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
    • Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
    • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
    • Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
    • Check condition and function of safety belts.
    • Oil hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
    • Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
    • Check central locking/double lock.
    • Replace microfilter or Acc. Cabin Filter.
    • Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
    • Check rear view mirrors
    • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Final Inspection

    • Road test with check of brakes
    • suspension
    • steering
    • clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission – See more at: http://baydiagnostic.com/bmw-service-schedule-1999-prior

Inspection II

    • Undercarriage
    • Change engine oil and filter while engine is at normal operation temperature.
    • Check transmission for leaks.
    • Check rear axle for leaks.
    • Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks.
    • Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
    • Check power steering system for leaks.
    • Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
    • Examine brake disc surfaces.
    • Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
    • Grease wheel center hubs.
    • Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage, and joint disc.
    • Check front control arm bushing for wear.
    • Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
    • Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust parking brake if necessary.
    • Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary.
    • Check condition of tires (outer surfaces (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required.
    • Check thickness of parking brake linings.
    • Half-shafts; check for leaks at flexible boots.
    • Inspect entire body according to terms of rust prevention limited warranty.

Engine Compartment

    • Read out diagnostic system
    • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
    • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
    • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
    • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
    • Check air conditioner for operation.
    • Check air conditioner for operation.
    • Replace spark plugs.
    • Replace intake air cleaner element.

Body/Electrical Equipment

    • Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
    • Perform batter load test.
    • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, foglights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
    • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
    • Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
    • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
    • Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
    • Check condition and function of safety belts.
    • Oil hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
    • Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
    • Check central locking/double lock.
    • Replace microfilter or Acc Cabin Filter.
    • Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
    • Check rear view mirrors
    • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Final Inspection

Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission
Oil Change ServiceDrain and refill your vehicle’s crankcase with BMW approved oil. Install a new genuine BMW oil filter Check all other Fluid levels, and top off as necessary.
Check and adjust tire pressure.Fill windshield washer fluid.
Reset oil light