Hello Scotty! Been watching and following you for a long time now..great job! Scotty..I recently…

Stev_C

Hello Scotty! Been watching and following you for a long time now..great job! Scotty..I recently took over a lease of a 2015 BMW X5 50i about 8000 mileage ..the car I believe is still under a factory 2 years warranty.
Currently the car has no problems runs great!
My questions are.. how do I maintain the vehicle to last longer? Is there anything I need to concern for German cars? And since is still under the warranty..should I bring the car to have to fully check even there's nothing wrong with the car yet? Or do I have to have to a reason first to bring the vehicle in? What advantages can I take when still on warranty? Or do I need to go for an oil changed even the oil change indicator light is not on yet? This is my first BMW. Thank you Scotty
Steven Sent from my iPhone

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hienz1
hienz1

BTW, Ford owns Getrag.

hienz1
hienz1

328 auto is GM, 335 auto is ZF, 328 manual is Getrag, 335 manual is ZF.

hienz1
hienz1

"IPT is now offering performance transmissions, high stall torque converters, modified valve bodies, and rebuild kits for BMW vehicles."

http://www.importperformancetrans.com/bmwauto.shtml

hienz1
hienz1

Most old timers will change their oil every 3000 miles, regardless as to what anybody else says. Most newer oils, especially the synthetics say you can go a lot farther between oil changes. Check with the brand oil you might want. They're all different. As far as that warranty is concerned, I'd take advantage of that as much as possible. You want an oil change? Take it in. You need a wash & vacuum? Take it in. You hear a weird creek and think the bumper is falling off? Take it in. It's raining? Take it in. You bored and want something to do? Take it in. You only got 2 years left on the warranty. Beamers can be quite troublesome if the tiniest thing goes slightly wrong. The one thing they all share is - the overflow tank for the radiator is made of plastic and it's design fault is it always seems to leak. Another thing is, most Beamer's transmissions are made by (drum roll)... GM. I kid you not. There was a class action lawsuit against BMW about their transmissions not shifting into 2nd, or not shifting at all, and that's how people found out about where they actually came from. I think there's a custom builder of BMW transmissions that corrects a lot of the flaws associated with the OEM units.
Anyways, hope that helps. Make your dealer your second home - take that sucker in as often as possible.