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I've been going through some of my stuff and came across this;

 

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It was issued on 16.Aug.1971 to a 2002A 2520630.

 

When you look inside the document it has a page for service stamps at the front and back and two pages of funny things in the middle of the booklet;

 

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They are backed with grease proof paper, now detached.

 

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The "funny things" dont appear to be sticky on the back.

 

So my question is, what are they? What is there purpose?

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I would guess service reminders to log oil changes, etc.... I would also guess they are expired

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I believe they were stuck on the car (windshield, door jam) to show you when your next service was mileage due. The later Service Books didn't have them, at least my Touring one didn't. My Touring currently has 122k on it.

The book is an excellent record of service history, which may earn you a few extra £ or $ when you come to sell the car.

 

This is my Touring's book:

 

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I'm not sure that I understand what you are saying, This is how it appears in the service booklet;

 

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A service was carried out at 4000 miles and the 4000 mile yellow thingy has been removed. The 8000 mile service has not been carried out but the red 8000 mile thingy has also been removed.

 

It makes no sense to me!

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm not sure that I understand what you are saying, This is how it appears in the service booklet;

 

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A service was carried out at 4000 miles and the 4000 mile yellow thingy has been removed. The 8000 mile service has not been carried out but the red 8000 mile thingy has also been removed.

 

It makes no sense to me!

When the car was serviced at 4000 miles, the next sticker would be removed and attached to the car. This would be a reminder to the owner that the car was due for its next service at 8000 miles.

It would appear the owner either didn't have the car serviced at 8000 mile, or left the book at home so the service agent couldn't fill it in.

 

I would assume, when the car was first bought, the first sticker (next service due at 4000 mile) would have been attached to the car.

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When the car was serviced at 4000 miles, the next sticker would be removed and attached to the car. This would be a reminder to the owner that the car was due for its next service at 8000 miles.

It would appear the owner either didn't have the car serviced at 8000 mile, or left the book at home so the service agent couldn't fill it in.

I would assume, when the car was first bought, the first sticker (next service due at 4000 mile) would have been attached to the car.

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As Les says, they are reminder stickers. If you were very...Germanic about the service process, you had no more stickers by the time your car reached 100,000 miles -- well, the later cars' service booklets ended at 100,000 miles. I have none left for the '76. I have generally seen the stickers applied to the driver's side door jambs, either to the trailing face of the door, below the latch, or to the leading face of the quarter panel, below the latch. And that's where my dealer placed them WHEN the service technician remembered them. When the technician forgot, I placed them in the same location.

Sit down, please, 'cause this is going to rock you. I took the first two photos of the '76 shown below in July '83, as I was about to "mothball" the car (it needed paint [$2,500] and probably an engine overhaul [$2,500] at a time when the car was worth $500 BEFORE or maybe $1,500 AFTER the paint and engine overhaul). The first photo shows the mileage: 99,536. The second photo shows -- correctly -- the 100,000 reminder sticker. Yesssss!

The third and fourth photos show the service booklet for my '76. No matter how diligent I tried to be, dealers would forget to stamp the booklet. So...I would record the date, mileage, dealer's name, and invoice number in the block. Please notice that, despite my efforts, and 4 volumes of receipts, I appear to be missing one invoice for a major service (a.k.a., BMW Programtest) at 25,402 miles, where the dealer even stamped the booklet, and another invoice for an oil service at 43,500 miles. There were also LOTS of visits between the major and factory-mandated oil services. This is why when a second or third owner shows me a stack of a mere 30 receipts and tells me confidently he has EVERY single receipt for his car from Day One, I think he's full of sh*t! I've owned my '76 from Day One, and I know I'm missing plenty of receipts even though I have 4 volumes of them.

Enjoy!

Regards,

Steve

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....issued on 16.Aug.1971 to a 2002A 2520630.

 

....The "funny things" dont appear to be sticky on the back....

Forty-four years ago, they were sticky on the back!

Regards,

Steve

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Chaps, thank you for the explanation. I should admit that I did not rtfsb (read the flipping service booklet) inside cover, where it confirms your explanations.

 

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In other words, its BMWs first attempt at a Service Indicator!!!

 

Steve I do hope that yours is still stuck to your door frame.

 

 

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Steve I do hope that yours is still stuck to your door frame.

Gone, John: my car is past its 100,000-mile service and there were no more reminder stickers with the late cars!

I had no idea I would own this car long enough that a reminder sticker acquired historical value!

Best regards,

Steve

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+1

As Les says, they are reminder stickers. If you were very...Germanic about the service process, you had no more stickers by the time your car reached 100,000 miles -- well, the later cars' service booklets ended at 100,000 miles. I have none left for the '76. I have generally seen the stickers applied to the driver's side door jambs, either to the trailing face of the door, below the latch, or to the leading face of the quarter panel, below the latch. And that's where my dealer placed them WHEN the service technician remembered them. When the technician forgot, I placed them in the same location.

Sit down, please, 'cause this is going to rock you. I took the first two photos of the '76 shown below in July '83, as I was about to "mothball" the car (it needed paint [$2,500] and probably an engine overhaul [$2,500] at a time when the car was worth $500 BEFORE or maybe $1,500 AFTER the paint and engine overhaul). The first photo shows the mileage: 99,536. The second photo shows -- correctly -- the 100,000 reminder sticker. Yesssss!

The third and fourth photos show the service booklet for my '76. No matter how diligent I tried to be, dealers would forget to stamp the booklet. So...I would record the date, mileage, dealer's name, and invoice number in the block. Please notice that, despite my efforts, and 4 volumes of receipts, I appear to be missing one invoice for a major service (a.k.a., BMW Programtest) at 25,402 miles, where the dealer even stamped the booklet, and another invoice for an oil service at 43,500 miles. There were also LOTS of visits between the major and factory-mandated oil services. This is why when a second or third owner shows me a stack of a mere 30 receipts and tells me confidently he has EVERY single receipt for his car from Day One, I think he's full of sh*t! I've owned my '76 from Day One, and I know I'm missing plenty of receipts even though I have 4 volumes of them.

Enjoy!

Regards,

Steve

So, in the US the service interval was 6000 miles, whereas in the UK it was 4000 miles/6000 km. Did BMW just change kilometers to miles?

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Except for the "free" service in Germany (that cost a bundle for the lubes), mine has NEVER been in a shop (except for front face and hood paint for stone chipz).  I need to get one of those rubber stamps!

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