Newbie questions - servicing and preventative death rattle measures
Shortly going to be picking up my R56 Cooper S and have some questions if I may?
1) It has done 14.5k miles and is a 2008 model. It has had 2 x services at BMW so I'm assuming another is due now? I normally get a full service done when I buy a new car rather than the PDI service (oil and filter) 'included' with it. This variable servicing thing is confusing to a simpleton like me... so, what in theory is due on the car from its schedule? OR more specifically what would you have done?
2) From inspection by me I think the brake discs / pads could do changing soon too - quite badly corroded so was thinking about doing that at the same time. Part of the process would be brake fluid which I believe is recommended to be changed every two years anyway?
3) I'd be looking to avoid the death rattle issue (not currently present). Do people have the modified tensioner done as a preventative measure?