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      11-04-2010, 10:56 PM   #93
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Drives: '06 325i and '13 X5
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicago Burbs

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Originally Posted by Weaselboy View Post
I think we all understand this, but none of that justifies the dealer jacking up the time for a job. Your info does somewhat justify the high hourly rates the dealers charge compared to an indy shop.

So you are saying if the normal book time for a water pump R&R is two hours, it is okay for the dealer to charge for three hours because of the overhead you described. Not going to fly.
Does anyone know the book time to perform a battery registration? If the book time is 1 hour and they do it in 5 minutes because of their skill, they can still charge for the hour. This is not fraud.
If no codes are being thrown use Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner (concentrate). It solves rpm fluctuating upon cold start-up. Also, for most BMW problems start off by scanning your car with the Peake Research Tool. It contains the actual BMW codes. If you want to register a newly installed battery for free (just buy a $10 cable) and google/download BMWLogger