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I'm approaching my six hundred mile service, and looking through the manual was trying to determine exactly what service is done when. My RT manual spells out exactly what components, and checks, are preformed at exact mileage intervals. The GT manual I have just states service is preformed annually. Am I missing something, like maybe a service manual?

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Thanks Gilly, interesting that there is no mention of final drive fluid change. Did you get a service schedule manual?

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Originally, the final drive was "sealed for life", meaning no fluid change was needed. So it's not in the original documentation.

Later, BMW decided that a fluid change at 600 miles was beneficial, to help remove any contaminants left over during manufacturing and assembly. Supposedly, no further fluid changes are necessary, but many of us do it every 6,000 miles anyway. It's relatively cheap and easy to do, although it doesn't seem to have any effect either way on whether or not any given final drive will end up failing sometime down the road.

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Thanks Gilly, interesting that there is no mention of final drive fluid change. Did you get a service schedule manual?
It is clearly spelled out (final drive service) in the BMW repair manual.
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No, I didn't get anything other than the owners manual.
Through my dealer, who I have a long-standing relationship with, they recommend that I bring it in every 12,000 miles, at 6000 intervals between these services I'll do an oil change. They said plan on $200 to $400 when i bring it in. I bought it last August, it's a leftover (new) 07. I am thinking that I might have to bring it to them for the next service though, because by then an 07 will need some of that 2 yr stuff done (brake fluid and maybe coolant?) Will need to check on that.
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Thanks Gilly, man that pricing sounds good $200.00 - $400.00 Manhattan BMW does my servive, and nothing is $200.00 in there. Thanks for the confirmation about the service manual.

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Can't swear to it but I honestly think BMW moved the brake fluid flush to 4 years... 4 years is what the anti-freeze has always been.. Hope this helps.............Pete
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Thanks Gilly, man that pricing sounds good $200.00 - $400.00 Manhattan BMW does my servive, and nothing is $200.00 in there. Thanks for the confirmation about the service manual.
Dan, As a final drive failure victim 1000 miles from home, INSIST that they change it at 600 miles.
As someone said, it wont add much cost and it cant hurt.

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Here is what I'm going to have done at 600 miles service. I just dread riding into Manhattan during rush hour traffic. I've been using Manhattan BMW for 6 years now, and they are pricey, but through. Service manager actually insisted on final drive service, he told me it was probably the most important part of the service. Manhattan BMW is a factory owned store, and they have every BMW gadget know with a phenominal shop, but someone has to pay that Manhattan rent. Anyone going to the bike show at the Javits center in two weeks?

Hello Dan,
The 600-mile service is about $377.00 plus tax.
Performing bleed test with the BMW Motorrad diagnostic system
Reading fault memory with BMW Motorrad diagnostic system
Oil change in engine and oil tank, with filter
Checking brake-fluid level, front brakes
Checking brake-fluid level, rear brakes
Checking freedom of movement of throttle cable and checking for kinks and chafing
Checking coolant level
Checking tire pressures and treads depth
Checking lights and signaling equipment
Charging battery
Function test, engine start suppression
Final inspection and check of roadworthiness
Oil change of final drive
Test ride
Reading fault memory with BMW Motorrad diagnostic system
Wash and degrease
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