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  1. BMW Z4 2.0 2007/2008 running costs

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hey guys just a quick one, Are the BMW Z4's an expensive car to run in terms of mechanical failures, things going wrong etc are they known for breaking down? Recently purchased a Z4 but had to send back after head gasket went in the first week, would look at another one if they are generally...
  2. 2016 530D M Sport - Servicing Costs

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi I recently upgraded from the 520d to 530d and the car now needs the first service which is just an oil filter, microfilter and oil change from what I have been told. My previous car had the service pack included so I never knew the cost from the main dealers. I called two local main dealers...
  3. 2009 E90 318d with High Mileage - Consider or Avoid at All Costs?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there, For a number of reasons that I won't bore you with here, I'm quite interested in a very tidy but high mileage 318d SE E90 Saloon that is local to me. As you would expect, I have been reading up on here on the N47 engine and its numerous issues :jaw-dropping The car is pretty much...
  4. 630i VED costs

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    I'm half-heartedly looking for a 630i at the moment. If the right one comes up at the right time and so on... I've noticed an odd thing. It seems that during 2006 the Co2 output on the engine increased dumping it from the 300 quid tax bracket into the 500 quid one. Is this true? Seems a bit...
  5. 1995 E36 328 - Maintenance. Costs of living with one.

    Done OBC need calibrating (Thinks it is doing 34mpg but it's really doing 32mpg) N/A I can calibrate it to show LPG MPG, simple enough but I have a better idea how it's running comparitively with current figures (I do occasionally put in the calibration figure to scare myself) £0.00 ICV...
  6. BMW 1 series brake replacement costs

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, I have a 62 plated F20 with 52000 on the clock. The brake monitor says I've got 1800 miles left until my brakes need changing, however 10 months ago this was at 1900 miles and I've done approx 5000 since then. Is there a cut off point when it will fail an MOT, (due Oct) or should I just...
  7. advice needed

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi, not sure if im posting in the right section, however i need some advice if possible. The service on my 2013 F20 120d is due soon and according to for my vehicle the prices will be the following: Engine oil service with microfilter, air filter and fuel filter: £357.00...
  8. Maintenance costs and depreciation: M3 vs Jag XKR vs AM Vantage?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Looking at buying one of the above three. What is the average maintenance cost of a E92 M3 vs a Jag XKR or a AM Vantage? People say Jags and AMs are expensive to service and maintain but to be fair BMW can't be cheap. ON top of yearly service costs what sort of costs are people being hit with...
  9. Hidden costs??

    BMW Tuning Forum
    I'm looking to buy an intercooler lower charge and replacement OEM charge pipe for my 335i VRSF have quoted me £609 delivered but a uk company quoted £718 and said I will have to pay vat and custom charges on top if I buy direct from America. Is that right?
  10. 63 Reg 320d ED Touring servicing costs @ 75k miles

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Evening fellas, Just bought the above car, and looking at getting some servicing done on it, as despite 3 main dealer services, it's time for some work. I need oil change, fuel, air, cabin filters, and brake fluid change. looking at the BMW site they are wanting around £450. I can get the...
  11. Running costs; 4pot 318Ci vs 6pot 330i

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Hope I'm posting in the right place, so I own a 318Ci which I love dearly, but the thing is thirsty, it's the older M43 engine and it's bullet proof n'all but I'm now wondering if it might be comparable to a newer face-lifted 330i in terms of running costs, tyres, fuel etc.. I've...
  12. Servicing costs -affordability?

    General BMW Discussions
    I wondered if anyone could advise on typical running costs for an f30 3 series please...including rough difference between dealers and independent. I don't think I'd ever afford the former and need to know if I can afford the latter before beginning to source a car seriously. I know it's a...
  13. BMW service costs ridiculous

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Just had a service quote for my MY14 320i xdrive for its 2nd service 32000 miles and i nearly fell off my stool, £599.96p it booked i for warranty work to brakes sticking and for MOT and vehicle check but is it worth BMW service or indi at half the price. My previous car was a Audi and after...
  14. E61 rear wiring harness costs.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I've lost my rear screen heater, rear wiper and the glass opening window. Ive been quoted £650 each to replace the loom with the BMWpart by my local indy. How does that sound?
  15. E60 520d 2006 Real running costs, persevere or give up and sell?!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I've owned my car for 2 years now, and have done 24k miles during that time with 98k on the clock. To date I've spent the following on her: Tyres £220 Pulley change £100 DPF clean £100 Changing main and EGR thermostats (twice!) £330 Servicing £320 Swirl flaps, o2 sensors, glow plugs £300...
  16. E90 330i servicing costs.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Just been to the main dealer to have a look at the service schedule. Car is due for a service this months and have been quoted all inclusive for £605 ( oil, all filters, spark plugs) Car is on 77k miles and has not had a service for 17k miles 20 months. Ive had the car for 20 months and it has...
  17. 2013 328i F30 service costs

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Possibly asked before, but my F30 is coming up for a: Vehicle check Oil change Front pads Any idea what the usual stealer costs are? And before anyone asks, no I don't trust my ability to do brakes or oil change, chances are I'll forget an o-ring or clip and end up in a field. Next...
  18. Main Dealer Brake Pad Fitting Costs

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    This isn't strictly speaking an e90 thread but I've put it here for the benefit of e90 drivers who may like to avoid similar experiences. I won't mention the name of the dealer involved. So a friend of mine has a 14 plate Mini, he does a lot of miles, over 50k in 2 years, almost all of it...
  19. BMW E46 318i brake repair general costs (Super expensive M.O.T)

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, just looking for some general advice from mechanics or anyone in the know, just had the most expensive repair cost I've ever had to get my car through MOT, it was just brakes. I dont know much about it but it seems expensive to me, if anyone can basically tell me if its reasonable...
  20. E39 530 vs 2.5 V6 Mondeo running costs

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    In need of some advice please! I currently have a 2003 Mondeo 2.5 V6 24v (167bhp) Everything works and being a Ford parts are readily available and cheap......But I miss owning a BMW. I have only owned 3 series in the past, E30, 36 and 46. There is a bloke who wants to swap his 2000 E39 530i...