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    Hi all,

    Been ringing round for some prices for an Inspection II service on my 2001 330i. Quotes have ranged from £280 at a local independent, to £400 at a BMW Specialist, (inclusive of VAT and parts).

    However, the local BMW dealer came in at £319 inc VAT and parts.

    Where do you normally take yours and do these prices seem reasonable (for London)?

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    am thinking of just doing the inspection myself, seems mad to spend so much on a 10 yar old car.

    Hmmmm, but then it's nice to have piece of mind that someone "in the know" has looked over you car and said it's ok.

    Hmmm...
     
     

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    319 at BMW dont sound to bad mate,

    but 400 at an indy specialist is a bit of a joke,

    bare in mind yours is a 6 cylinder, and mine is a 2.0l 4 cylinder

    i paid at a local bmw specalist for Inspection 2 + brake fluid changed

    just over £300

    hope this helps
     
     

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    Good price for your dealer, most are £339 for the Inspection 2 on the 'Value' scheme
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    not a bad dealer price i admit, but do they do that much that i can't do myself?

    I just think paying about 10% of the car's value for a service is a bit crazy.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by garmcqui View Post
    not a bad dealer price i admit, but do they do that much that i can't do myself?

    I just think paying about 10% of the car's value for a service is a bit crazy.
    You need to weigh up how long you intend to keep the car, if it's 10 years old and a keeper, I would be inclined to do the service yourself.

    If your going to sell it then a garage service stamp would see you get a higher return.

    Dealers always want to change the brake fluid after 2 years, but they will charge you on average £90 on top of the original service quote
     
     

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    Oh I intend to keep it at least for a few years. Since I bought it in September it's had new:

    - Water pump (metal impellor) & pulley, radiator, thermostat, expansion bottle, aux belts, tensioners and coolant change.
    - Front wishbones and bushes (Lemforder), track rods and front drop links.
    - Rear trailing arm bushes (Lemforder)
    - Discs and pads all round, with brake fluid change.
    - Differential mount bushes (what a bi*ch of a job!)
    - Gearbox and differential oil (Fuchs).
    - Rear shocks (Sachs), bump stops and top mounts (Lemforder).
    - Crankcase ventilation valve (CCV) and all associated pipework

    It's also due to go in to have a refurbed Vanos fitted next month, he's also going to remove the CDV .

    I did everything but the wishbones myself, so I reckon I should be ok to do a decent service on it. At least that way I know it's been done, and to a decent standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garmcqui View Post
    Oh I intend to keep it at least for a few years.

    I everything but the wishbones myself, so I reckon I should be ok to do a decent service on it. At least that way I know it's been done, and to a decent standard.
    Well then, like i do with my motorbikes get your tools out and save yourself some cash.
     
     

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    Not meaning to jump on the thread, but is this a good price?

    engine oil - 5w40 fully synthetic £66.63
    oil filter - £7.77
    Brake fluid - £7.86
    Coolant - £14
    Air filter - £11.94
    Pollen filter - £19.47
    Spark plugs £7.79ea (x6 £46.74)
    Labour - £112.50
    VAT £57.38

    TOTAL £344.29

    with the MOT at the same time (which does not have VAT applied)

    TOTAL WITH MOT £389.29
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall_Steve View Post
    If your going to sell it then a garage service stamp would see you get a higher return.
    Not necessarily. I wouldn't think a car without the dealer history would sell for only 66% of the FBMWSH price if still in good condition. The op only needs to make it through a couple of inspection II and normal services to be ahead regardless.

    After all the car will still depriciate over time anyway and services will be proportionally more of cars value over time.


    A higher return on the car, if you paid more than the difference in the servicing, is actually a lower return.



    At the end of the day though, you pays your money and makes your choice


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