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      04-14-2006, 05:13 PM   #1
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Oil Changes / Buying filters

Why are oil changes $100 each? I just got that quote from Morristown BMW service dept.

Any place on the internet or dealership that I can buy a dozen of filters at a good price?
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Can anybody recommend any dealership that charges reasonable for oil changes? Mine would only charge $100 even if I have my oil. Is there a place I can go to have my oil changed (I provide the oil and filter, just need the labor)? I'm in Jersey and not sure where to take my car to.
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That is crazy. I only paid $86 for one which is only $25 for labor. The rest is materials. See link http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17443
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I got all my filters from Circle BMW but you could try Morristown BMW as well. They have some pretty low pricing on Ebay I have noticed.



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http://www.bavauto.com/

i bought 10 filters from them.......$9.95 each.....

my local dealer was charging $24.95 each........
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is the one on bavauto.com's filter BMW OEM? I tried Turner Motorsport but it's not BMW brand.

They didn't and wouldn't tell me what the $100 is for. I asked morristown parts about the filters, they said they don't sell the filters cheaper (list price is $12.98 each). But I prefer to talk to Nick, the parts manager. Probably he can hook me up. How much is the filters at circle bmw?
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The ones I got from Circle were around $8 if I remember right........


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i bought 10 filters from them.......$9.95 each.....

my local dealer was charging $24.95 each........

How often are you going to be changing the oil?
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well...in my old car, i used to change oil every 5000km or 2500 miles....wow...better call circle....
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Even using the full synthetic?
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is the one on bavauto.com's filter BMW OEM? I tried Turner Motorsport but it's not BMW brand.

They didn't and wouldn't tell me what the $100 is for. I asked morristown parts about the filters, they said they don't sell the filters cheaper (list price is $12.98 each). But I prefer to talk to Nick, the parts manager. Probably he can hook me up. How much is the filters at circle bmw?
I think they're OEM....I bought 10 of them.

And I do my oil change every 5,000 miles.
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thanks natureboy. I'll order from bavauto.com. BTW, do we have to do any computer reset on the idrive after an oil change? Can I just take it to any place to change the oil (nothing different from other cars?)

Even if it's fully synthetic, I'd like to keep the oil as clean as possible. One of the easiest and cheapest way to prevent mechanical failures. My previous car was never in for any problems, only for rattles. Hopefully it'll be the same for this car.
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thanks natureboy. I'll order from bavauto.com. BTW, do we have to do any computer reset on the idrive after an oil change? Can I just take it to any place to change the oil (nothing different from other cars?
i didn't do any reseting.....the computer does it by itself......

can't you just do it yourself......there's a DIY......

it only takes less than half an hour........
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i guess i could. I actually prefer it that way but will it break off the paint seal or the mark which bmw checks if it can void your warranty?
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i guess i could. I actually prefer it that way but will it break off the paint seal or the mark which bmw checks if it can void your warranty?
what are you talking about? seal?

Warranty is only for 50,000 miles.........
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i guess i could. I actually prefer it that way but will it break off the paint seal or the mark which bmw checks if it can void your warranty?

Paint seal? huh?
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i didn't do any reseting.....the computer does it by itself......

So the OBC resets the service countdown automatically without you initiating anything?
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So the OBC resets the service countdown automatically without you initiating anything?
yeah.....mine says something like
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probably gonna change again when i do my next oil change this coming weekend.
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hey guys...i just found out that morristown bmw has the best prices. 6.56 for oil filters and 4.16 for oil. I bought some from them.

The bottom of teh car is painted black, so in order to let the oil go, you must unscrew the bottom oil pan. This will break the "paint seal"......do you guys know if this will be a problem with the dealer?
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hey guys...i just found out that morristown bmw has the best prices. 6.56 for oil filters and 4.16 for oil. I bought some from them.

The bottom of teh car is painted black, so in order to let the oil go, you must unscrew the bottom oil pan. This will break the "paint seal"......do you guys know if this will be a problem with the dealer?
Huh? Did you look at the DIY oil change thread here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4768

There's a simple trap door that you open and the drain bolt is right there. While the trap door is black, in the picture, the bolt doesn't look black.
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hey guys...i just found out that morristown bmw has the best prices. 6.56 for oil filters and 4.16 for oil. I bought some from them.

The bottom of teh car is painted black, so in order to let the oil go, you must unscrew the bottom oil pan. This will break the "paint seal"......do you guys know if this will be a problem with the dealer?
There is a drain bolt. DO NOT unscrew your oil pan.
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LMAO I think we just saved him alot of trouble...........

Just to reiterate, DO NOT REMOVE THE ENTIRE OIL PAN.....



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