Is it going to be another record breaking winter or will it be mild. One thing you can bet on. It’ll be cold enough to freeze. This is the time to make sure you’re coolant system is up to par. Also most cars run the risk of the Crankcase Vent Valve freezing and the car consuming all of it’s oil.
Coolant should be serviced every 4 years. If you can’t bring it to Baltimore Bimmer make sure whoever is doing it drains not only the radiator but the block as well. There is a 13mm bolt behind the air conditioning compressor on the M54 engine and needs to be removed so the block can drain and get the majority of the coolant out of the engine’s coolant system. At 100,000 miles it is also a good idea, from a preventative maintenance standpoint, to replace the thermostat an in some cases the water pump to save yourself from the all too common breakdown on the highway when you’re 30-40 miles from the nearest BMW service facility.
If you are having a hard time with the heat on the inside of your BMW don’t forget the thumb wheel in/on the center vents that control the amount of temperature blending blowing at your face. You’d be surprised at how many drivers forget about this wonderful feature and think that something is wrong with their heat.
Remember for all your service and maintenence needs Baltimore Bimmer is the only place where
“QUALITY IS NON-NEGOTIBLE”
See you soon and enjoy your Ultimate Driving Machine!