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      06-11-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Dealership valve cleaning and service pricing

I was recently quoted $60 - oil change $120 transmission fluid change and $400 for a walnut blast valve cleaning service from Irvine BMW. I am definitely doing the oil change because I am too damn lazy to do it myself, I think I am going to skip the transmission fluid change, but I am debating the $400 walnut blast. Is $400 reasonable for the valve cleaning? Thanks in advance for the advice!
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      06-11-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Those are all great prices! I think I paid $120 for an oil change at BMW of Santa Maria, and I have heard of people paying $300+ for the transmission fluid change. And it's not uncommon to see some dealers charge anywhere from $600-$1000 for the walnut shell blasting. I was able to get mine done for $400 just because I was the first intake cleaning they did.
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      06-11-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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Yup great prices.what's the catch? If you have more than 40k miles or close to it get the cleaning done.
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There is no catch, I performed an oil change and changed all my spark plugs December of 2011 for $150 for everything including parts and labor. Now I guess I will probably just bite the bullet and get the walnut blast, oil and tranny fluid change all done too. My car is a 335i MT with 45k (2007)
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For a dealership, those are WAY low prices.

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