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Time for a service

Post by LT118d » 13 Sep 2016, 19:18

Hi all,

I've got a 2010 118d m sport which I've had for around 6 months now and I am looking to have a service done on it. I want to take it to a my local garage who has always serviced our cars as I don't really want to pay dealer prices for the service.

I've had a look through the on board computer to see what needs doing but I was just wondering if all of the service lights can be reset by myself or the mechanic or whether it needs a specialist tool for it?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Time for a service

Post by RayB » 13 Sep 2016, 19:26

Any reputable garage will be able to sort that out for you. Probably worth a call to them to make sure though

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Re: Time for a service

Post by LT118d » 13 Sep 2016, 19:31

Is it just something that anybody could reset by using the options on the indicator stalk?

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Re: Time for a service

Post by RayB » 13 Sep 2016, 19:49

Plenty of you tube videos showing you how but unless you have proof of the service actually being carried out it's pretty pointless

Obviously some people service their own cars which would mean keeping receipts of items purchased and photo evidence if you do intend to sell the car at a later date

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Re: Time for a service

Post by LT118d » 13 Sep 2016, 20:04

That's great thank you will have a look at them. Obviously it's not a bmw stamp but the garage will stamp the service books when he carries out each part

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Re: Time for a service

Post by M60NJP » 13 Sep 2016, 22:13

Then DIY reset is simple enough...although a good garage should do it anyway.

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Re: Time for a service

Post by LT118d » 19 Sep 2016, 20:26

Just a quick question, how closely does everybody follow the onboard service computer in their cars as my car has now done around 12000 miles since the last service but the oil indicator is still saying that it's not due for another 9000 miles.

However it does do the right sort of journey everyday which I'm guessing is the reason why the indicator is slow at decreasing

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Post by M60NJP » 19 Sep 2016, 21:52

LT118d wrote:Just a quick question, how closely does everybody follow the onboard service computer in their cars as my car has now done around 12000 miles since the last service but the oil indicator is still saying that it's not due for another 9000 miles.

However it does do the right sort of journey everyday which I'm guessing is the reason why the indicator is slow at decreasing
It has....or should have LL04 oil which will last way past the previous 12m/12k miles of 'yesteryear'. So if you're sure or confident what's in the sump, wait for the OBC to tell you.

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Re: Time for a service

Post by LT118d » 19 Sep 2016, 22:10

It should have then as the last service was carried out at a BMW dealer. Thank you that's great help

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