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Old 01-15-2014, 03:40 PM
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Hello to all E60 owners!

I am a proud owner of a 2004 530i. I bought the car with 127k miles. It was my uncle's car and he has given the car routine maintenance throughout the years. I however, do not have the convenience of being on the east coast as I am in the Air Force stationed in Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

I have found an indy BMW shop that is seems like a well recognized and respected shop here in Tucson, Arizona. My question to all of you is what type of maintenance i should do to my car now that it is at its 130k mark. Any suggestions besides the usual fluid (oil and transmission), spark plugs and filters (fuel + cabin +oil)?

ANY insight is really appreciated!!

Thanks to all!!
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:46 PM
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welcome bra! I would say water pump and radiator hoses
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:14 PM
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^^^agree. WP, hoses, belts, thermostat. remove DISA valve, make sure flapper pin is firmly in place. check for engine oil leaks. change diff fluid.

good luck with the car.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:10 AM
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Gratz! On your new ride. I agree with the above ^^

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Old 01-20-2014, 08:08 AM
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thanks to you all!
.. they inspected the hoses, and they look good, the water pump looks good as well. I will do the diff fluid asap.

I appreciate all of your input!!
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