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      08-22-2008, 08:51 AM   #1
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Break In Oil Change

I am about to do the break in oil change.
Where do you guys go to do the service and prices?
any recommendation will be welcome

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      08-22-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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Just DIY...it takes 15 min. and costs ~50 beans for oil and filter.
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      08-22-2008, 09:32 AM   #3
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Just DIY...it takes 15 min. and costs ~50 beans for oil and filter.
+1 Of course, he needs a garage and ramps or jack stands... and the time to do it. Not everyone has that.

Dealers will charge $100+ for an oil change, though.
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Goto dealer. DIY is not worth the hassel for me.
$100 for synthetic oil change isnt bad.
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Goto dealer. DIY is not worth the hassel for me.
$100 for synthetic oil change isnt bad.
Buncha lazy asses!!

I'd take it to the dealer only if I could watch them do it.
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Buncha lazy asses!!

I'd take it to the dealer only if I could watch them do it.
Can I pay you to do mine next time???
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Abso-friggin lutely
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Just wait till the car tells you for the oil service or once a year the motor will do fine... don't worry
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Mr AWD - do you lease?

If you plan to keep your car a long time, you will change the engine oil, man trans fluid, and diff fluid at 1200 miles (its free if you have an M car, the rest of us are on our own).


I have a local garage do mine when I'm not in the mood to do it myself. Cost me $10 plus my parts.
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Mr AWD - do you lease?

If you plan to keep your car a long time, you will change the engine oil, man trans fluid, and diff fluid at 1200 miles (its free if you have an M car, the rest of us are on our own).


I have a local garage do mine when I'm not in the mood to do it myself. Cost me $10 plus my parts.
Nice!
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Mr AWD - do you lease?

If you plan to keep your car a long time, you will change the engine oil, man trans fluid, and diff fluid at 1200 miles (its free if you have an M car, the rest of us are on our own).


I have a local garage do mine when I'm not in the mood to do it myself. Cost me $10 plus my parts.
1200 miles???
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Mr AWD - do you lease?

If you plan to keep your car a long time, you will change the engine oil, man trans fluid, and diff fluid at 1200 miles (its free if you have an M car, the rest of us are on our own).


I have a local garage do mine when I'm not in the mood to do it myself. Cost me $10 plus my parts.
I thought the MT was a sealed unit?

What about rear diff, how much is that service?
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Hey I have two oil filters for the 335i if you want to buy them off me. I bought 3 then sold the car after only using one of them.
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Hey I have two oil filters for the 335i if you want to buy them off me. I bought 3 then sold the car after only using one of them.
part number and how much?
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just got off the phone with Fairfax BMW. (its close to where I live)

They charge $120 for the oil change.

is it a standard prices? or other dealers in the area charge less?
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      09-03-2008, 09:22 AM   #16
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doesnt surprise me at all that it cost that much, especially since all dealerships charge more than $100/hour for labor.

you can always come to our next DIY at Martins Motorsport. its not more than a 20 min job and most of that time is waiting for the oil to completely drain. you'd probably save about $60 if you DIY

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The oil change kit from Tischer is about $60
Also remember you can have a yearly oil change from the dealer under warranty.
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part number and how much?
Frank, do you do your own oil changes? I have Filter and 7 quarts (5w30) oil sitting in my garage. Bought it for my 330 but never used it. You can have it cheap if you want.
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Frank, do you do your own oil changes? I have Filter and 7 quarts (5w30) oil sitting in my garage. Bought it for my 330 but never used it. You can have it cheap if you want.
I'll take it.
PM me for details.
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+1 on the NCC DIY. Fast, cheap, & lots of stares (not just me but the car too!).
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+1 on the NCC DIY. Fast, cheap, & lots of stares (not just me but the car too!).
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