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Old 12-05-2007, 06:07 PM   #1
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Hi guys. I used the search function but found nothing, so here goes.

I have a 2000 323CI
Its at 95k and I'm going to have to do the 100K preventitive maintenance thing soon.

My questions are;

1) How do I reset the "service?inspection/oil change indicator"? do i need a special tool, or is there something else i can do?

2) What Tranny fluid do you guys recomend and use(5 spd)

3) what Differential fluid should I go with? I hear good things about Red line products and Royal Purple.

My concerns with Royal Purple are that i have heard horror stories from my friends that race oval track.

Specially when the RP stuff is used in Diffs.

So there are my questions. Look forward to some input from everyone. Thank you all in advance.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:08 PM   #2
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Hi guys. I used the search function but found nothing, so here goes.

I have a 2000 323CI
Its at 95k and I'm going to have to do the 100K preventitive maintenance thing soon.

My questions are;

1) How do I reset the "service?inspection/oil change indicator"? do i need a special tool, or is there something else i can do?

2) What Tranny fluid do you guys recomend and use(5 spd)

3) what Differential fluid should I go with? I hear good things about Red line products and Royal Purple.

My concerns with Royal Purple are that i have heard horror stories from my friends that race oval track.

Specially when the RP stuff is used in Diffs.

So there are my questions. Look forward to some input from everyone. Thank you all in advance.
1) there is a way to reset it through the trip meter button.
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Press and hold trip meter button down and turn ignitiion key to accesory position.
- Hold until you see 'reset'.
- Release and immediately press and hold again for 5 seconds, until 'reset' flashes.
- Release and press again.
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