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BMW 3-Series 2006 thru 2014: 320i, 320xi (2012 thru 2014), 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi (2006), 328i, 328xi (2007 thru 2014) (Haynes Repair Manual) Paperback – September 15, 2011
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Less understandable are differences that show a fundamental lack of knowledge of the not all that recent automotive technology. One example is the 3 months/3,000 miles oil change interval the manual recommends. The BMW engines that are the subject of this manual come with factory oil change intervals that are "condition based", i.e., sensors and ECU programming combine to determine when an oil change is recommend, based on a number of factors. Using a BMW recommended long life oil, these engines are designed to go from 15,000 to 20,000 miles between changes. Many BMW service techs (relying on actual experience with these engines) and enthusiasts (relying on such things as used oil analysis) know that some critical additives in recommended synthetic oil begin to drop below significant levels at around 10,000 miles, and recommend 7,500 to 10,000 mile oil change intervals. Detailed information on the beneficial properties of long life synthetics versus conventional petroleum by products is readily available and there is NO reasonable explanation for the Haynes recommended oil change interval. On a related note, the brief mention of oil on page 0-17 is simplistic and outdated and, frankly with reference to multi-viscosity synthetic oil, absurd as it applies to the N52 engine.
Although there are other things that I might mention before you decide whether this manual is worth purchasing over the Bentley manual, I'll tell you why I bought it. At the time I write this review Amazon did not provide much information about the contents of this manual, so I went to the Haynes website. On the publisher's web page for the manual there is a picture of the front cover with words on an adjacent arrow button saying "Click Here- See Inside this Manual." Clicking on the button opens up a pdf file of two "sample pages" from the manual, with beautiful full color pictures on a white background illustrating the instructional text. You can imagine the surprise in learning the actual manual sold has instead only the much vaguer black and white photographs, on a nonwhite newsprint like stock thin enough to allow the text on the opposite side to show through. The person I spoke to in Haynes customer support was not helpful in explaining why the difference between what is marketed and what is being sold or in directing me to a place where I could purchase the manual with the color pictures. Classic bait and switch, not a tactic a consumer should support.
There is so much misinformation in online forums, particularly torque and procedural differences, these manuals are very good for verifying what you find online.
These manuals have not changed much over the years, but the wiring diagram in this one is much more readable than the ones I have seen in the past.
Just taking a cursory view of the "Tune-up and routine maintenance" chapter I found inaccurate and misleading information. For example, they say that oil changes should not exceed 7500 miles. BMW uses a condition-based service that monitors the oil and tells you when it is time to change it.
Although there are some decent black-and-white pictures, they may or may not illustrate your model. If you own an old American car, the Haynes manuals are pretty good. However, late-model BMW owners should steer clear of this manual. Refer to the "Service and Warranty Information" guide by BMW for your year and model and get the Bentley manual for more detailed repair information. Then go to YouTube and watch some of the repair and maintenance videos.
I do have to give them credit for their classic motorcycle manuals, they are in a whole different class and very helpful! They've been a great help while working on Triumphs and Jap bikes from the '70s. I also have one for my 1997 F150 and its good. I think they're better with American cars and great for motorcycles, not European cars though.
I've been using these auto repair books as long as I've been driving (35+ years) and they've never let me down. I wasn't expecting to get one for my wife's "baby", but she just got an estimate for brake service and nearly had a heart attack. To her credit, she wants to do the work herself, so I bought the book for her, and will likely do some coaching.