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Service Intervals

Every 250 Miles or Weekly whichever comes first

  • Check engine oil level 
  • Check engine coolant level
  • Check brake fluid level 
  • Check clutch fluid level (If vehicle equipped with Manual transmission)
  • Check washer fluid level
  • Check tires and tire pressure

Every 3,000 miles or 3 months whichever comes first

  • All items above
  • Change engine oil and oil filter 
  • Check power steering fluid level 
  • Check automatic transmission fluid 

Every 6,000 miles or 6 months whichever comes first 

  • All items above 
  • Rotate tires 
  • Inspect/Replace under hood hoses 
  • Check/ adjust drive belts

Every 15,000 miles or 12 months whichever comes first 

  • All items above
  • Service battery 
  • Check/regap spark plugs 
  • Check/replace spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor
  • Check/replenish manual transmission fluid 
  • Check differential fluid level 
  • Check/adjust if necessary valve clearance 
  • Check and lubricate throttle linkage 
  • Replace the air filter 
  • Check the fuel system 
  • Inspect the cooling system (for leaks or cracks in coolant hoses)
  • Inspect the exhaust system (for cracks in the exhaust pipes) 
  • Inspect steering and suspension components
  • Check the Drive Axle boot (half shaft boots) 
  • Inspect the brakes 
  • Inspect replace the windshield wiper blades 

Every 30,000 miles or 24 months whichever comes first

  • All items above 
  • Change Automatic transmission oil and filter 
  • Service coolant system flush and refill 
  • Replace spark plugs 
  • Check and replace spark plug cables if damaged 
  • Replace fuel filter 
  • Change Manual transmission fluid 
  • Change differential fluid 
  • Check the evaporative emissions system 
  • Reset service light 

Oxygen Sensor replacement interval 

Every 30,000 miles for 

  • 1984 3-series models with four cylinder engines 
  • 5-series models with unheated (single-wire) oxygen sensors

Every 50,000 miles for 

  • 1985 3-series models 
  • 5-series models with heated (multiple-wire) oxygen sensors

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