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Old 08-02-2019, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Here4bizness View Post
Hey thanks for the reply I already replaced the expansion tanks cooling hoses, cooling fan, and suspension. I was told I have to service my transmission but, I’m a little unsure if I should flush or just drain the fluids?
BMW says fluid lasts for a lifetime and some never touch it. A good transmission shop will tell you that is not the case. I replace fluid and filter about every 40,000 miles. First I would pull the fill plug to see if it is full and to find out how clear the fluid is and see if it has a burnt smell. But, if you want to service the transmission, I would drain the fluid and remove the pan to replace the filter. There will likely be a little debris in the pan but unless excessive that is usually nothing to be alarmed about. I suggest replacing the fluid with same fluid and OE filter.

I'm all for being thorough but with a used BMW it is easy to go overboard replacing stuff that is currently working fine. Most of the suggestions can be checked for condition. With 190,000 miles, some of the PM considerations will likely have been done. Do you have any service/repair records? Is this going to be your daily driver?
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:50 AM
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Now I have some useful information about seafoam. Where can I find a maintenance chart for a 06 BMW X5? I went to my local dealer and I was told....the oldest they have was up till 2013 smh. Bavauto used to have one on their website but, unfortunately they’re no longer in business.
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:51 AM
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Not sure but I think you can see it on the (wayback machine) as they archive the whole internet.

If so you can go to bav auto

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