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      06-15-2011, 07:25 AM   #1
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Did my first oil change.

So owning the CPO 328i for the past 6 months, the service due light finally came on last week. Figured I could call the dealership and get a quote for an interim oil change and was quoted 253$ . Then I called an independent shop close to my apartment and was quoted 95-105$. Made an appointment with the indy shop, showed up, and the guy didn't even have me down. Decided that the indy shop was kinda sketchy, I don't believe they would use BMW approved oil. I decided to just do it on my own rather than trusting somebody else.

Went to the dealership, paid 90$ and some change for 7 qts of oil and oil filter. Used couple of DIY guides, and 45 minutes later I was done. Everything was fairly simple, as easy as any other car.

Next time I will save my pennies and buy the cheaper kit off Tischer.
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Did mine a couple weeks ago too. Took around 30 minutes and didn't get robbed by the dealership.
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Man, that's just outrageous. My indy BMW shop charges $95 for oil and filter change. And that's in one of the highest cost areas in the country. Even the stealers here only charge about $125!
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Good to hear. DIY is very satisfying. Now you are on your way to do other easy DIYs ie: changing air filter, micron filter, etc....
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I just got mine changed at the dealership, and paid $103 including tax. Not too bad.
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I just got mine changed at the dealership, and paid $103 including tax. Not too bad.
If it costs that much at the dealership I would definitely go that route
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+1 ^ my wife wont be changing the oil on her own when im deployed, hope my stealership doesnt rape me.
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