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      04-01-2008, 09:15 AM   #23
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Which one did u go to Elms Cambs/Bishops or Bedford?

Quite a saving that is...although thats a lot of oil or is it me...i was more thinking 5 litres ???im only little 2 litre remember?not u beasts lol.
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      04-01-2008, 09:31 AM   #24
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The 3.0 twin tubby takes 7.5 litres. OUCHWAH..
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How much has you saved on BMW's price per litre of oil?
As a guess I would say that if I added the cost of the 2x 4ltr bottles to the cost of the service that would be:

78 (service) + 70 (2x4ltr oil) = 148 total

Elms quoted me 184 (all in if they supplied the oil, filter, labour, vat, etc).

So assuming I saved 36 and I divided that by 8 ltrs (I supplied) that would be the total saving per ltr. ergo 4.50p/ltr.....not much, but better in my pocket than theirs

However, the true saving was 71, as I only had to buy 1x4ltr bottle as I already had a spare at home...(184 (full price service) - 78 (service price supplying my own oil) - 35 (1x4ltr oil) = 71.

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Which one did u go to Elms Cambs/Bishops or Bedford?

Quite a saving that is...although thats a lot of oil or is it me...i was more thinking 5 litres ???im only little 2 litre remember?not u beasts lol.
Elms Cambridge - couldn't get much sense out of Elms Stortford when I called them (even though they're nearer). They couldn't quote me for supplying my own oil (WTF?) and never called me back either......

The dealer told me that the 320d would need 6.5ltrs and the 330d needed 7.5ltrs. They guessed the 32d would be between that...... Although I suspect it needed the same as the 330d
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As a guess I would say that if I added the cost of the 2x 4ltr bottles to the cost of the service that would be:

78 (service) + 70 (2x4ltr oil) = 148 total

Elms quoted me 184 (all in if they supplied the oil, filter, labour, vat, etc).

So assuming I saved 36 and I divided that by 8 ltrs (I supplied) that would be the total saving per ltr. ergo 4.50p/ltr.....not much, but better in my pocket than theirs

However, the true saving was 71, as I only had to buy 1x4ltr bottle as I already had a spare at home...(184 (full price service) - 78 (service price supplying my own oil) - 35 (1x4ltr oil) = 71.



Elms Cambridge - couldn't get much sense out of Elms Stortford when I called them (even though they're nearer). They couldn't quote me for supplying my own oil (WTF?) and never called me back either......

The dealer told me that the 320d would need 6.5ltrs and the 330d needed 7.5ltrs. They guessed the 32d would be between that...... Although I suspect it needed the same as the 330d
I have the same thing, cambs much friendlier and give you a price on the phone, past experiances of stortford have been below average.

But give them their due this week, the young lady rung me back several times and even when i said you havent got me a price yet and this needs doing she did get back to me and even organised a car for me at short notice and 400 quid cheaper than cambs!


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...and 400 quid cheaper than cambs!

Jeez 400 difference! What are you having done?
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Jeez 400 difference! What are you having done?
brakes front and rear (pads only i believe) and inspection i think???? although it does not mention it on the OBC and also oil service.
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brakes front and rear (pads only i believe) and inspection i think???? although it does not mention it on the OBC and also oil service.
So what have they quoted for that little lot?
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Thanks. That is really useful info for me as I am in North Herts.

We should have a thread that says how much was paid for the various services and where it was done.

Ken
Viv, another sticky ? (new thread excluding the chatter?)
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So what have they quoted for that little lot?
quoted 600, what do you rekon? the other garage quoted 1k
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That is a shocking amount of money to replace brake pads. Would you not think of doing it yourself. It is quite an easy job.
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That is a shocking amount of money to replace brake pads. Would you not think of doing it yourself. It is quite an easy job.
No mate, i want FULL BMW service history, cant knock me down for not having it in the future. Also helps with warranty etc.

How much have you guys paid for brake and oil service at a main dealers?
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carlos brakes are easy to change...

For 400 squid I'd think twice about it !

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Viv, another sticky ? (new thread excluding the chatter?)
The 'stickies' just go way off-topic to be of any real use, unfortunately.

As such, I'm not moving this- I may review it in future, however.

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carlos brakes are easy to change...

For 400 squid I'd think twice about it !

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I know mate, but any issues in the future down that department and if fitted by somewhere else bmw may tell you politely to ''fook off'.

I know there easy to do but want to keep up the FULL BMW S/H so when i come to get a new car they cant say
''well your lacking full bmw service histoire'' ETC
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quoted 600, what do you rekon? the other garage quoted 1k
Sounds like a lot of money to me. I'd shop around some BMW independents and get some prices and then go back to the dealer and haggle with them.

Also might be worth sourcing your own parts and just pay the dealers labour rates, if you want continuity of BMW FSH.
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