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View Poll Results: Did you have to pay for an unscheduled oil change?
Yes, the dealer charged me 43 74.14%
No, my dealer did it anyway for free 15 25.86%
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      08-24-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
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If you had your oil change done before scheduled...

If you had your oil change done before scheduled at the dealer did they charge you or was it free?
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Yes, $75.XX.
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DIY = $45
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$75 isn't bad, much less than I thought. I plan on bringing it in anyways to have them check out my freaky comfort access so I will probably just have them change the oil there.
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Yes. Paid for a break in oil change at 2500km.
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$69.95 at my local stealership, including BMW synthetic. At that price it's not worth messing with yourself.
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my dealer quoted me $225 or $325 for a complete oil change.........

whatever that means..........
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my dealer quoted me $225 or $325 for a complete oil change.........

whatever that means..........
That sounds more like the full Oil SERVICE which replaces more than just the engine oil, although I'm not sure exactly what is included. I had my engine oil changed at 5,000 mi. for $68. At that time he quoted me $234 for the full service.
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I hit the one year mark at 8000 miles on it, so the dealer did it for free...
My personal opinion is that there is no reason for any earlier oil change like some "break-in" crap etc... BMW is not a Kia to try to cheat you on that...to avoid a $15 oil cost + $5 in labor...
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my dealer quoted me $225 or $325 for a complete oil change.........

whatever that means..........

Means they change all 7 quarts . . . LOL. Seriously, that sounds like a serious rip off.
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k here's a question..if i'm not wrong here if i buy the oil from wal-mart, the guy can change it for you free of charge..is it safe for me to do that?
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I hit the one year mark at 8000 miles on it, so the dealer did it for free...
My personal opinion is that there is no reason for any earlier oil change like some "break-in" crap etc... BMW is not a Kia to try to cheat you on that...to avoid a $15 oil cost + $5 in labor...
BMW also did not wait until 15k to change the oil until the "free maintenance program" came about. I believe it was 7500 for the oil to be changed. Now all of a sudden its 15k. Don't think oil has made a breakthrough and warrant 15k oil changes.
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k here's a question..if i'm not wrong here if i buy the oil from wal-mart, the guy can change it for you free of charge..is it safe for me to do that?
They will still charge for labor. I already asked. I think it was about $60 here in Hawaii.
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BMW also did not wait until 15k to change the oil until the "free maintenance program" came about. I believe it was 7500 for the oil to be changed. Now all of a sudden its 15k. Don't think oil has made a breakthrough and warrant 15k oil changes.
Its not the oil only, it is the engine components, too...
Did the spark plugs really make such a huge progress from last model (every 36k miles) to 100k miles now?
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They will still charge for labor. I already asked. I think it was about $60 here in Hawaii.
lol thanks for the info
i think i might as well go to my stealership and have them change my oil if its gonna be another $10
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yea, thats odd, isnt the dealer supposed to change your oil once a year or every 20k? i live in canada so the warranty is 80000km or 4 years...i figured 20k for a year is about right and they said no, only either 32000km or 1 1/2 years...fockin liars..that equals down to 2 1/2 services...bunch of crap...i change my oil every 7000km's anyways...i should write a letter to bmw na...
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If you have time to read you can see the changes from 3 yr 36k to the 4 yr 50k Oil changes under the old plan were charged as part of "service recommendations" http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/pdf/B0...002%20model%22
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Its not the oil only, it is the engine components, too...
Did the spark plugs really make such a huge progress from last model (every 36k miles) to 100k miles now?
Exactly! I wish I could find the article that mentions all the longer waits for service that happens to be out the 50k range.
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yea, thats odd, isnt the dealer supposed to change your oil once a year or every 20k? i live in canada so the warranty is 80000km or 4 years...i figured 20k for a year is about right and they said no, only either 32000km or 1 1/2 years...fockin liars..that equals down to 2 1/2 services...bunch of crap...i change my oil every 7000km's anyways...i should write a letter to bmw na...
Suppose to be every year on your anniversary of purchase and if you are lucky they will change it before that if you are days away. Mileage is not a factor as there are members that have passed the 20k point and still had to wait for an oil change. That must be some super oil!
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[quote=aapriadi]lol thanks for the info
i think i might as well go to my stealership and have them change my oil if its gonna be another $10

I think they wanted like $110. I told they are crazy and I will do it myself for half that.
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