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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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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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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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      08-28-2008, 01:29 PM   #9
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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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      08-29-2008, 10:42 AM   #12
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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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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.
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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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