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BMW Oil and Filter Intervals

BMW oil services Dubai

BMW recommends 5W-30 synthetic engine oil in all BMWs except contemporary M series cars, for which they recommend 10W-60 synthetic motor oil. The factory oil change interval is controlled electronically, but is presently about every 15,000 kilometers you need to perform BMW oil services each year it is simple but very important. We recommend the best oil for BMW LIQUI MOLY. It is fully synthetic oil with additives which will protect your engine for all using time.

BMW Spark Plugs

BMW spark plugs replacement

BMW recommends Bosch or NGK spark plug specification, changed at 30,000-to-60,000-kilometers intervals, depending upon the car, severity of service and other factors. Basically, any BMW produced after 1993 can easily run 60,000 kilometers on a set of spark plugs. Perform fuel injectors cleaning together with BMW spark plugs replacement

ATTENTION: don’t use platinum plugs in BMWs. These don’t last as long as the regular Bosch copper or silver plugs and NGK plus, and have been known to fail in other ways. The regular old Bosch Platinum single electrode plug is, however, a very good choice for cars OTHER THAN BMWs.


Air Filter

 BMW air filter replacement

Stock paper element, check every 15,000-25,000 kilometers, take out dirt, replace if necessary, standard interval 30,000 kilometers, you can use Original BMW filters or aftermarket BMW filters such as Knecht, MANN, Mahle, or Bosch.

 Interior Air Filter

ac filter replacement bmw

Not all BMW equipped with salon air filter, but on cars so equipped, the interior air filter service life really depends on where you drive and how often you operate the climate control system, you need to change salon filter each year (in Dubai) because of dust and sand. Or normally figure on replacing the interior air filter every 15,000 km. Otherwise, every 30,000 km will probably be sufficient.BMW Salon A/C filter replacement is very important maintenance in Dubai because of hot weather and dust with sand. 


Fuel Filter

BMW fuel filter replacement

Replace every 60,000 -75,000 km on models produced from 1992-on, it is large fuel filter, its necessary replace BMW fuel filter if fuel pump is replaced, use original BMW filters or duplicates such as Bosch, Knecht, MANN, or Mahle. Note that newer BMW has  an integral fuel pressure regulator or FPS on the fuel filter or on the fuel line, which should be changed also.

Valve Adjustment

timing belt replacement BMW

Perform valve adjustment every 30-45,000 km, it will increase life time of BMW engine.

Timing Belt, Tensioner Pulley, and Front Cam Seal

Very important to replace every 5 years or 75,000 km on vehicles equipped with T-belt, water pump replacement also recommended as preventative attendant service, but it is not required.


Engine Drive Belts

You need replace O.E. or O.E.M. BMW poly-ribbed serpentine belts every 75,000 km.

Replace O.E.M. Continental, Pirelli or original BMW V-belts every 45,000 km.

Replace duplicate or aftermarket quality V-belts every 20,000 km.


Engine Coolant Service

We recommend to change engine coolant at 2 years intervals, using factory BMW anti-freeze mixed 50-50 with distilled water (attention: BMW coolant is phosphate free and phosphates cause aluminum oxidation, which can block cylinder head coolant passages and can cause head gasket failure) or use Liqui Moly Coolant not mixed. Pay attention on weather condition, there is very hot weather in Dubai, so take care about coolant to be safe on the road.

 Water and Fuel Hoses

Replace water and fuel hoses every 175,000 km, highly recommended use of original parts only.

Power Steering Fluid

Replace every 45,000 km. This is a much neglected operating fluid. Almost all BMWs use automatic transmission fluid in the power steering system, except for some E32 7 Series cars, which use Pentosin hydraulic oil. Nothing will balls up the works faster than using one when you should be using the other. Check the sticker on the reservoir, check the owner’s manual or use special Liqui Moly BMW power steering fluid.

Manual Gearbox Oil

Only special synthetic oil should be used in BMW manual gearboxes, drain interval 45,000 km. The best manual gearbox oil for BMW is Liqui Moly series high viscosity MT oil.   

Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and Filter for AT BMW

BMW gearbox oil replacement

At various production dates in the middle of 1990s, which vary according to model, BMW switched to their so-called Long LIFE or Life Time ATF in automatic transmissions, as well as manual gearbox lubricant and differential oil. The reason for this, as far as anyone can tell, is marketing and not engineering – the idea being to foster the notion of the low-maintenance BMW. BUT still you need to perform BMW automatic transmission oil change at least each 75,000 km if you fill any problems with gearbox. DON’T change oil if cars gearbox works perfectly.

Overfilling, under filling, and cleanliness are also issues in ATF and filter servicing, but these is not problem for our BMW service center.


Differential Oil

Once again, BMW’s specified synthetic differential oil changes often but it is all good, just not forever. Note BMW has different products for open and limited slip differentials.

We recommend Liqui Moly 75W-90 synthetic gear oil, drain interval 45,000 km in any BMW differential except as noted below:

M5, M3, E46, E39 M5, E60, E61 M6 for these cars should be used 75W-140


Brake Fluid and Pads

brake pads replacement BMW

Change brake fluid each year, firstly it is yours safety. (BMW recommends once in 2 years). Also pay attention on brake discs and pads. Discs should not be overheated. Perform disc change and BMW brake pads replacement if necessary.


BMW Maintenance schedule


All mileages are approximate. Please see our Service Interval Lights page for more detail on needed services for your vehicle. Not ALL operations apply to ALL vehicles—please see your service advisor for details.


Model Year Model Year 92-98 Model Year 99 & Newer Description of
91 and Older (including 99 E36) (except 99 E36) Service Interval
7,500 Miles 10,000 Miles 15,000 Miles Oil Service
15,000 Miles 20,000 Miles 30,000 Miles Inspection I
22,500 Miles 30,000 Miles 45,000 Miles Oil Service
30,000 Miles 40,000 Miles 60,000 Miles Inspection II
37,500 Miles 50,000 Miles 75,000 Miles Oil Service
45,000 Miles 60,000 Miles 90,000 Miles Inspection I
52,500 Miles 70,000 Miles 105,000 Miles Oil Service
60,000 Miles 80,000 Miles 120,000 Miles Inspection II
67,500 Miles 90,000 Miles 135,000 Miles Oil Service
75,000 Miles 100,000 Miles 150,000 Miles Inspection I
82,500 Miles 110,000 Miles 165,000 Miles Oil Service
90,000 Miles 120,000 Miles 180,000 Miles Inspection II
97,500 Miles 130,000 Miles 195,000 Miles Oil Service
105,000 Miles 140,000 Miles 210,000 Miles Inspection I
112,500 Miles 150,000 Miles 225,000 Miles Oil Service
120,000 Miles 160,000 Miles 240,000 Miles Inspection II
127,500 Miles 170,000 Miles 255,000 Miles Oil Service
135,000 Miles 180,000 Miles 270,000 Miles Inspection I
142,500 Miles 190,000 Miles 285,000 Miles Oil Service
150,000 Miles 200,000 Miles 300,000 Miles Inspection II

• 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. If alignment is needed additional charges will apply.

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 battery load test.
• Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, fog lights, 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 micro filter 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


Includes everything in Inspection I, plus the following:

• 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:
• Replace spark plugs.
• Replace intake air cleaner element.

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