530i 60k Service
Had this 530i come in for it’s 60k service today. Being an 04, it was time to get the fluids flushed and the filters changed.
Step 1: Drain the oil. Step 2: Make big oil mess.
Step 3: Drain the coolant and get fresh coolant in. Lifetime coolant? LOL
But, we do replace with the proper BMW blue coolant.
Then it was time for filters. The air filter here.
And two pollen/cabin filters here. Notice the new and the old.
After removing all the top panels, you can get to the brake fluid reservoir to flush the brake fluid. Over time, water/condensation builds up in the fluid and effectively lowers the boiling point of the fluid leading to it’s ineffectiveness. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it will absorb water easily. Flushing the old fluid out will also clear the contaminants that can cause damage to the ABS pumps and seals in the system. These systems are very expensive to replace, so a little maintenance goes a long way!
Yuck. That should be nice and clear.
Sucking out the old fluid with the power bleeder.