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      08-15-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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Hi all,

My car is due a service now and just wondered what needed doing? My 325I is on 15k miles. So im guessing just an oil change, spark plugs, micro filter.

Taking the car to Park lane, has anyone had any experiance with this dealer?

Thanks

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I doubt spark plugs at 15k.

They are the third service on a 335i.

Let the dealer read the key and tell you what needs done then phone around other BMW dealers to negotiate a good discount.
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      08-15-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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I doubt spark plugs at 15k.

They are the third service on a 335i.

Let the dealer read the key and tell you what needs done then phone around other BMW dealers to negotiate a good discount.
I just rang park lane and they want 350. Think i will be ring around for sure.

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Spark plugs not due till 3rd oil service, should be only oil and filter and micro filter around 240 mark full price at dealers. Oil alone at dealers is over 100 for 6.5 litres.
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      08-15-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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Ok cool, 100 for 6.5l...wow!

They said i needed the microfilter service which is 100 odd and another service for 250. But looking at my the service items on my dash, they all say 30k odd miles. Only oil is showing up 11k miles (but it has been a year since last changed).

So as you say it probably is just oil/filter and micro filter.
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      08-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #6
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Sounds a rip off

I just bought 9l of Castrol edge from euro car parts with online discount code
65

Micro filters are
No more than 40 for carbon ones or cheaper for non carbon and a 5 minute job

Check out euro car parts
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I just purchased some euro parts Mico filters for the wife's e82, thought I was getting an bargain for £20 until I opened the box. But flimsy compared to BMW original
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Sounds a rip off

I just bought 9l of Castrol edge from euro car parts with online discount code
65

Micro filters are
No more than 40 for carbon ones or cheaper for non carbon and a 5 minute job

Check out euro car parts
Arn't all dealer prices a rip off, just saved myself a fortune with Eurocarparts on all round brake pads and discs, OEM Pagid with discount code.
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Thanks for the heads up, I will check out euro car parts for future parts.

I'm unsure if I need spark plugs or not. This will be its 3rd service but it's only on 15 k miles and the dash board reads spark plugs 40k.

The car was serviced at 3k miles, 9k miles and now booked in for a service at 15k.
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I just purchased some euro parts Mico filters for the wife's e82, thought I was getting an bargain for £20 until I opened the box. But flimsy compared to BMW original
What did the part number end in?

If 1 they are rubbish

0 are pattern products like Oem

Anything else are Oem
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Negotiate - I have just paid only 95 for a oil and micro filter service -in London from a main dealer.
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Thanks for the heads up, I will check out euro car parts for future parts.

I'm unsure if I need spark plugs or not. This will be its 3rd service but it's only on 15 k miles and the dash board reads spark plugs 40k.

The car was serviced at 3k miles, 9k miles and now booked in for a service at 15k.
I'm unsure on BMW petrol but diesel every third service is a major
Parts aren't costly might be worth getting them done
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Retail cost of oil change, brake fluid change and microfilter change is around 330 for parts and labour. Depending on the age of the car, a vehicle inspection maybe needed too at 70, but this is usually around 4 years or ~37,000 miles. If the car is 4 or more years old it qualifies for 4+ servicing, which is 10% off.

Supply you own oil, microfilter to cut costs.
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Negotiate - I have just paid only 95 for a oil and micro filter service -in London from a main dealer.
Including the parts?!!? The oil is 140 (retail)!
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I just rang park lane and they want 350. Think i will be ring around for sure.

cheers
I use BMW Park Lane for my 320D, find them very good and the service charges are nothing like 350.
If you will have a 6 cyl 325i
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Including the parts?!!? The oil is 140 (retail)!
You are right of course.

It was the brake fluid service which cost that.

The invoice was for 340 total

Oil service
Micro filter
Brake Fluid Service
Air Conditioning service (which was 70)

So actually 180

I got prices from the Main Dealer comparison
http://www.maindealerdiscount.com/content/3Series

And asked them to match the cheapest - they did much to my surprise.
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Wow that's an interesting website

Hmm making me think to ask local dealer to price match now
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