Maintenance BMW 2007-M6

Maintaining a luxurious sports car like the BMW M6 2007 is a must to keep its performance optimal and long-lasting. Proper maintenance will help keep your car functioning well and prevent unnecessary damage. However, for many people, maintaining a luxurious sports car like the BMW M6 may seem complicated and expensive. Therefore, in this article, we will discuss some tips and advice for effectively and affordably maintaining your BMW M6 2007.

Firstly, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. This includes regular oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid replacements. Regular maintenance will help ensure that your car is operating at its best and will prevent costly repairs in the future.

BMW Maintenance System

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The BMW Maintenance System supports the preservation of the traffic and operating safety of your BMW. The service schedule also includes operations related to the vehicle’s comfort and convenience features, such as
replacement of the filters for the inside air.

The ultimate objective is to ensure economical maintenance by providing the ideal service for your vehicle.
Should the day come when you decide to sell your BMW, you will find that a complete dealer service history is an asset of inestimable value.

CBS Condition Based Service

Sensors and special algorithms take the different driving conditions of your BMW into account. Condition Based Service uses this to determine the current and future service requirements.

By letting you define a service and maintenance regimen that reflects your own individual requirements, the system builds the basis for trouble-free driving. You can set the Control Display to show remaining distances and times of selected maintenance intervals and legally mandated deadlines.

  • Engine oil
  • Brake pads, front and rear separately
  • Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
  • Brake fluid
  • Spark plugs
  • Vehicle check
  • Legally required tests depending on local regulations
Service data in remote control

Your vehicle stores the information required for maintenance continuously in the remote control during driving. After accessing the data stored in the remote control, your BMW Service Advisor can suggest precisely the right array of service procedures for your own individual vehicle.

For this reason, when you take your vehicle in for service, you should give the BMW Service Advisor the remote control last used to drive it.

⚠ Make sure the date is set correctly, otherwise the effectiveness of CBS Condition Based Service is not
ensured.

Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models

Please consult your Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models for additional information on service requirements.

▶ BMW recommends that you have service and repair operations performed at your BMW center. Take the time to ensure that these service procedures are confirmed by entries in your vehicle’s Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models. These entries
verify that your vehicle has received the specified regular maintenance.

Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnostics interface

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Components which are decisive for the exhaust-gas composition can be checked via the OBD socket with a device. This socket is located under a cover on the left side of the driver’s footwell, directly under the instrument panel.

Exhaust-gas values
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The warning lamp lights up. The exhaust-gas values are deteriorating. Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible.

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Display of the previously described malfunction on Canadian models.

The lamp flashes under certain conditions. This is a sign of excessive misfiring of the engine. In this case, you should reduce speed and drive to the nearest BMW center as soon as possible. Heavy engine misfiring causes serious damage to the emission-relevant components, especially the catalytic converter, within a short time.

▶ If the fuel filler cap is not properly tightened, the OBD system can detect the escape of fuel vapor. This causes a display to light up. If the cap is then tightened, the display should go out within a few days.

Event data recorders

Your vehicle may be equipped with one or several measuring and diagnosis modules, or with a device for recording or transmitting certain vehicle data or information. If you have also subscribed to a BMW Assist plan, then certain vehicle data can be transmitted or recorded to enable corresponding services.

Care

Important information on care and maintenance of your BMW is contained in the Caring for your vehicle brochure.

Replacing components

Onboard tool kit
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The onboard tool kit is located in the luggage compartment under the floor mat.

Replacing wiper blades

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  1. Fold the wiper arm out and grasp it firmly.
  2. Press the locking tabs together while sliding the wiper blade toward the front to disengage it.
  3. Insert the new wiper blade and slide it in until it audibly clicks into place.
Lamps and bulbs

Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribution to driving safety. You must be duly diligent in replacing them. If you are not familiar with the specified procedures, have the correspondingwork carried out at your BMW center.

▶ Never touch the glass on new bulbs with your bare fingers, as even minute amounts of contamination will burn into the bulb’s surface and reduce its service life. Use a clean cloth, napkin, etc., or hold the bulb by its metal socket.

A selection of replacement bulbs is available at your BMW center.

⚠ Whenever you perform any work on the electrical system, turn off the electrical devices involved to prevent short circuits from occurring. To avoid possible injury or equipment damage when replacing bulbs, follow any instructions provided by the bulb manufacturer.

When performing maintenance on the head lamps, follow the instructions in the separate Caring for your vehicle brochure.

▶ For bulbs for which changing is not described, and for checking and adjusting headlamp aim, please contact your BMW center.

Light-emitting diodes LEDs

Light-emitting diodes installed behind translucent lenses serve as the light source for many of the controls and displays in your vehicle. These light-emitting diodes, which operate using a concept similar to that applied in conventional lasers, are officially designated as Class 1 light emitting diodes.

⚠ Do not remove the covers, and never stare into the unfiltered light for several hours, as irritation of the retina could result.

Xenon lamps

The service life of these lamps is very long and the probability of a failure is very low, provided that they are not switched on and off an unusual number of times.

⚠ Have work on the xenon lighting system performed only by your BMW center or a workshop that works according to BMW repair procedures with correspondingly trained personnel. Due to the high voltage involved, there is a danger to life and limb when work is carried out improperly.

High beams, parking lamps
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The illustration shows the front left side of the engine compartment.

High beams

55-watt bulb, H 7

  1. Remove the cover cap 1 by pressing the tab and removing the cover cap upward.
  2. Press the bulb holder from above to release it.
  3. Remove the bulb holder.
  4. Remove and replace the bulb.

⚠ The lamp H7 is pressurized; wear eye protection and protective gloves. Otherwise, there is a danger of injuries if the bulb is accidentally damaged during replacement.

Parking lamps

10-watt bulb

▶ Bulb holder and reflector are one unit and are replaced together.

  1. Turn the bulb holder 2 to the right and remove.
  2. Press the snap connection on the plug connector, pull off the bulb holder and replace.
Front turn signals, side marker lamps

Your BMW is equipped with two turn signal lamps per side in the front.

Turn signal lamp 1

21-watt bulb, WY21SV

The illustration shows the front right side of the engine compartment.

  1. Press the lever shown:
    • downward for the right turn signal
    • upward for the left turn signal
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  1. Remove the bulb holder towards the rear.
  2. Remove and replace the bulb.
Turn signal lamp 2

21-watt bulb, WY21SV

The bulb for the turn signal lamp 2 can be replaced via the wheel well. The illustration shows the front left side of the vehicle.

  1. Steering turned all the way to the left or right.
  2. Turn off the light, switch off the ignition and remove the remote control from the ignition lock.
  3. Unscrew the bolt 1 with an open-ended wrench.
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  1. Turn the cover around the rear securing point 2 upward while simultaneously pulling it out of the trim panel at the bottom.
  2. Turn the bulb holder to the left and remove, refer to arrow.
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  1. Remove and replace the bulb.
Side marker lamps

5-watt bulb, WY5WST

The bulb can be replaced via a cover at the front of the wheel well, refer to the description for turn signal lamp 2.

  1. The bulb holder of the side marker lamp is located toward the outside of the vehicle next to the bulb holder of turn signal lamp 2.
  2. Turn the bulb holder to the left and remove.
  3. Remove and replace the bulb.
Side turn signals

5-watt bulb, WY5W

  1. Press against the front edge of the lamp with the tip of your finger, then push it to the rear, release the snap connection at the front and take it off the trim strip.
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  1. Turn the bulb holder to the left by 90 5 and remove.
  2. Remove and replace the bulb.
Tail lamps

▶ The roadside parking, rear and brake lamps are LEDs. The backup lamps are equipped with long-life bulbs. Please contact a BMW center in case of a malfunction.

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1 Turn signals
2 Roadside parking, tail and brake lamp
3 Backup lamp
4 Reflector

Rear turn signals
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21-watt bulb, PY21W

The illustrations shows the left section of the luggage compartment.

  1. Remove the cover.
  2. Unclip the bulb holder and remove.
  3. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while turning it to the left for removal and replacement.
License plate lamps
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5-watt bulb, W5W

  1. Push a screwdriver from the left under the lamp and pry out the lamp toward the right.
  2. Turn the bulb holder to the left by 905 and remove.
  3. Remove and replace the bulb.

Repairing flat tire with M Mobility System

To repair a flat tire, an M Mobility System is provided in the BMW M6. Using this system you can apply a sealant in the inside of the tire, seal off the damaged area, restore the tire inflation pressure and then continue driving.

⚠ Safety measures in case of a breakdown: Park the vehicle as far as possible from passing traffic and on solid ground. Switch on the hazard warning flashers. Apply the handbrake and engage first gear or reverse gear with a manual transmission, or select a drive position with the selector level for a sequential transmission.

Have all vehicle occupants get out of the vehicle and ensure that they remain outside the immediate area in a safe place, such as behind a guardrail. If a warning triangle* or portable hazard warning lamp* is required, set it up on the roadside at an appropriate distance from the rear of the vehicle. Comply with all safety guidelines and regulations.

Preparation
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The M Mobility System is located in the luggage compartment under the floor panel flap. Do not remove foreign bodies which have penetrated the tire if possible.

▶ Corresponding information on using the M Mobility System are also provided on the device.

⚠ Before using the M Mobility System, observe the information on the sealant bottle.

Pull the sticker for the speed limit off the sealant bottle and apply it to the steering wheel.

▶ Please observe the best-by date on the sealant bottle.

The M Mobility System consists of
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1 Sealant bottle and sticker with speed limit
2 Filling hose from sealant bottle to wheel

Model with pressure gauge on hose*
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3 Connector and cable for lighter socket
4 Mounting for sealing bottle
5 Compressor
6 On/Off switch
7 Pressure gauge for indicating tire inflation pressure
8 Screw on pressure gauge for reducing tire inflation pressure
9 Connecting hose for connecting compressor and sealant bottle or compressor and wheel

Connector, cable and connecting hose are Model with pressure gauge integrated

in housing*stored in the compressor housing.
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3 Connector and cable for lighter socket
4 Mounting for sealing bottle
5 Compressor
6 On/Off switch
7 Pressure gauge for indicating tire inflation pressure
8 Button for reducing tire inflation pressure
9 Connecting hose for connecting compressor and sealant bottle or compressor and wheel

Connector, cable and connecting hose are stored on underside of compressor.

Using M Mobility System

To repair a flat tire with the M Mobility System, proceed as follows:

  • Fill sealant into wheel
  • Distribute sealant
  • Produce tire inflation pressure
Filling sealant into wheel

⚠ Strictly comply with the specified order, otherwise highly pressurized sealant could escape.

  1. Shake sealant bottle.
  2. Screw hose 9 onto connection of sealant bottle.
  3. For model with pressure gauge on hose: Make sure that screw 8 on pressure gauge is closed.
  4. Screw dust cap off valve of defective wheel and screw filling hose 2 of sealant bottle onto valve.
  5. Insert sealant bottle on compressor housing so that it is positioned upright.
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  1. Make sure that device is switched off, position 0.
  2. Insert connector 3 into lighter socket in vehicle interior
  3. With the ignition switched on: Switch on the device and allow to run for approx. 3 minutes to fill wheel ith sealant. It is not important what inflation pressure the tire has after filling.
  4. Switch off device.
  5. Remove connecting hose from connection of sealant bottle and tire valve. Stow the M Mobility System in the vehicle again.
Distributing sealant

Immediately drive approx. 2 miles/3 km so that sealant is evenly distributed in tire.

▶ Do not exceed a maximum speed of 35 mph/60 km/h. Do not drop below 12 mph/20 km/h if possible.

Producing tire inflation pressure

  1. After approx. 2 miles/3 km, stop at suitable location.
  2. Screw compressor hose 9 directly onto tire valve.
  3. Insert connector 3 in lighter socket in vehicle interior.
  4. Correct tire inflation pressure to 29 psi/ 200 kPa. With the ignition switched on:
    • Increase inflation pressure: switch on device, position I. To check currently set inflation pressure, briefly switch off device.

⚠ Do not allow compressor to run longer than 10 minutes, otherwise the device will overheat and may be damaged.

  • Reduce inflation pressure: press button 8 or turn screw 8 on pressure gauge.

▶ If the inflation pressure is not held, drive the vehicle again, refer to Distributing sealant. Then repeat steps 1 to 4 once. Using the M Mobility System can be ineffective with tire damage from a size of approx. 0.16 in/ 4 mm. Please contact the nearest BMW center, or a workshop that works according to BMW repair procedures with correspondingly trained personnel if the tire cannot be made ready for driving with the M Mobility System.

⚠ The tire inflation pressure must be at least 29 psi/200 kPa. Otherwise, do not continue driving.

Continue driving

⚠ Do not exceed the permissible maximum speed of 50 mph/80 km/h, otherwise accidents can occur.

▶ Reinitialize the Flat Tire Monitor. For details. Have the defective tire and the sealant bottle of the M Mobility System replaced as soon as possible.

Changing wheels*

Safety precautions in the event of a flat tire or wheel change: Park the vehicle as far as possible from passing traffic and on solid ground. Switch on the hazard warning flashers. Apply the handbrake and engage first gear or reverse gear with a manual transmission, or select a drive position with the selector level for a sequential transmission.

Have all vehicle occupants get out of the vehicle and ensure that they remain outside the immediate area in a safe place, such as behind a guardrail. If a warning triangle* or portable hazard warning lamp* is required, set it up on the roadside at an appropriate distance from the rear of the vehicle. Comply with all safety guidelines and regulations.

Change the wheel only on a level, firm surface which is not slippery. The vehicle or the jack could slip to the side if you attempt to raise the vehicle on a soft or slippery surface such as snow, ice, tiles, etc.

Position the jack on a firm support surface. Do not use a wooden block or similar object as a support base for the jack, as this would prevent it from extending to its full support height and reduce its load-carrying capacity. To avoid serious or fatal injury: never lie under the vehicle, and never start the engine while it is supported by the jack.

What you will need

To avoid rattling noises later on, note the positions of the tools before removing them, then return them to their initial positions after completing work.

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1 Chock*
2 Vehicle jack*
3 Lug wrench*

The tools are located in the hollow of the spare wheel.

Spare wheel*
  1. Fold up the convertible top compartment floor, refer to Convertible: increasing luggage compartment capacity.
  2. Pull back lock 1, fold open tensioning lock 2 completely and loosen the belt 3.
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  1. Remove the cover 4.
  2. Take the tool mounting out of the spare wheel.
  3. Remove the spare wheel.
Preparing wheel change
  1. Observe the safety precautions above.
  2. Prevent the vehicle from rolling: Place the chock behind the front wheel on the other side of the vehicle, or on inclines, in front of this wheel. On steeply inclined roads, always secure the vehicle against rolling.
  3. Loosen the lug bolts a half turn.
Jacking up vehicle
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The jacking points for the car jack are located in the positions shown.

  1. Position the vehicle jack at the jacking point closest to the wheel so that the entire surface of the jack base rests on the ground perpendicularly beneath the jacking point.

⚠ The vehicle jack is designed for changing wheels only. Do not attempt to raise another vehicle model with it or to raise any load of any kind. To do so could cause accidents and personal injury.

  1. Guide the jack head into the rectangular recess of the jacking point when cranking up, refer to illustration detail.
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  1. Jack the vehicle up until the wheel you are changing is raised from the ground.
Mounting a wheel
  1. Unscrew the lug bolts and remove the wheel.
  2. Remove accumulations of mud or dirt from the mounting surfaces of the wheel and hub. Also clean the lug bolts.
  3. Position the new wheel or spare wheel. Secure the wheel by screwing at least two lug bolts into opposite bolt holes. When you mount wheels other than Genuine BMW light-alloy wheels, different lug bolts may also be required.
  4. Screw in the remaining lug bolts. Tighten all the bolts securely in a diagonal pattern.
  5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack from beneath the vehicle.
After mounting
  1. Tighten the lug bolts in a diagonal pattern.

⚠ To ensure safety, always have the lug bolts checked with a calibrated torque wrench as soon as possible to ensure that they are tightened to the specified torque. The tightening torque is 88.5 lb ft/120 Nm.

  1. Check and correct the tire inflation pressure at the earliest opportunity.

▶ Protect valve stems with valve stem seal caps against dirt and contamination. Dirt in valve stems is a frequent source of gradual air loss.

  1. Initialize the Flat Tire Monitor, and the Sequential Manual Transmission.
  2. Replace the damaged tire as soon as possible and have the new wheel/tire balanced.
Stowing wheel and tools

▶ Convertible: A rear wheel can only be transported with the convertible top compartment floor folded up.

  1. Lay the wheel in the tool mounting.
  2. Lay the cover on the mounting.
  3. Coupe: center the wheel and cover relative to the lashing eyes 5. Convertible: slide the wheel as far as possible to the left and to the rear.
  4. Coupe: hook the belt into the lashing eyes 5 and lay it in the belt guide which runs in the center of the lid.
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Convertible: hook the belt into the lashing eyes 5 and 7 and lay it in the belt guide of the lid which runs offset.

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  1. Completely open the tensioning lock.
  2. Thread the belt 3 through the axis 6 of the tensioning lock without twisting it and tension it by hand.
  3. Tighten the belt firmly with the tensioning lock by opening and closing the lock several times.
  4. Fold the tensioning lock closed and stow the protruding belt end.
Driving with spare wheel

▶ With certain wheel-and-tire combinations the size of the spare wheel differs from that of the other wheels. The spare wheel is equivalent to them in all load and speed ranges. However, to restore the original state, the normal wheel should be remounted as soon as possible.

Vehicle battery

Maintenance

The battery is 100% maintenance-free, i.e., the electrolyte will last for the life of the battery when the vehicle is operated in a temperate climate. Your BMW center will be glad to advise in all matters concerning the battery.

Charging battery

Only charge the battery in the vehicle via the terminals in the engine compartment with the engine switched off. For the connections

Disposal

After replacement, have old batteries disposed of by your BMW center or deposit them at a recycling center. Maintain the battery in an upright position for transport and storage. Always secure the battery to prevent it from tipping over during transport.

Power failure

Following a temporary interruption of the power supply, the operation of some equipment is limited and must be reinitialized. Individual settings are also lost and must be updated:

  • Seat, mirror and steering wheel memory The position must be stored again.
  • Time and Date. The values must be updated
  • Radio Stations must be stored again if necessary.
  • Navigation system Wait until the system starts.
Fuses

⚠ Never attempt to repair a blown fuse, and do not replace a defective fuse with a substitute of another color or amperage rating, as this could lead to overloading of the wiring, ultimately resulting in a fire in the vehicle.

Spare fuses and a pair of plastic tweezers are located in the compartment for the onboard tool kit. Information on fuse allocation is located below the bracket for the onboard tool kit, see below.

In glove compartment
  1. Press the button on the back in the center of partition 1 and pull out the partition upward, arrow 2.
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  1. Press the coupling downward, arrow 3, and fold the lid 4 forward.
In luggage compartment
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Fold the cover under the floor mat upward and remove the bracket for the onboard tool kit. Information on fuse allocation 1 and additional fuses 2 are provided there.

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