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      11-23-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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Too much for maintenance?

Hello all. I have an 07 335i and just passed 45,000 miles. I am no longer under the maintenance plan. I called a reputable indy shop and they want $297 to change the spark plugs and $110 for oil change. The oil change sounds about right but the spark plugs seems steep. Is this too much to pay? Thanks in advance.
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      11-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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Hell yes..you can get high end spark plugs for under 60 and just diy it..really simple.
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      11-23-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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Buy the plugs urself and do it urself...


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http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...2@Spark%20Plug

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      11-23-2011, 04:33 PM   #4
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Hell yes..you can get high end spark plugs for under 60 and just diy it..really simple.
Not really unless you know a source for the spark plugs for under $10.00. ...and you still need to get a 12-point thin wall socket.
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      11-23-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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IIRC, that's pretty close to what my shop quoted me, but I ended up doing it myself. It's really not very difficult.
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      11-23-2011, 07:08 PM   #6
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That sounds about right for an Indy

I bet it would be double if you priced it out at a dealership.
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      11-23-2011, 07:27 PM   #7
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Buy the plugs yourself and take to shop maybe they purchase them at a higher price save a few that way
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I'm not sure about the others but a dealership charges about the same or even less for the oil change!! I would always do the oil change at the dealership after hearing that thread about the guy who did it at a body shop and fucked shit up so bad he needs to change his engine for $26,000. Besides, if you're the indies shop quotes so much why not just do it at the dealership? $297 for spark plugs??!! That's crazy expensive too, might as well do that at the dealership too.
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      11-23-2011, 08:31 PM   #9
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I thought the plugs were good until 100k?
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This is why i buy a new bimmer every 3-4 years..That price actually sounds good and it gets ugly from there.
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      11-23-2011, 08:41 PM   #11
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Oil change sounds about right. That's a pretty easy DIY though. You can get genuine BMW oil change kits from Tischer and they're less than $100. Last time I looked they were about $70 shipped.
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      11-23-2011, 09:27 PM   #12
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I took my 07 335i in for maintenance today and got charged $150 for my oil change. They also wanted to charge me $175 to change my cabin air filter, $225 for the vehicle check, and $175 for the intake silencer (status: connected with engine oil)= don't even know what this is. Told them to do the oil change and I'll think about the rest. I can surely do the cabin air filter myself which only cost $24. Not sure about the rest of the stuff though.
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Oil change sounds about right. That's a pretty easy DIY though. You can get genuine BMW oil change kits from Tischer and they're less than $100. Last time I looked they were about $70 shipped.
Off topic here but just wanted to state that those 269's are sooo sharp. Do you run em with non-run flats?? Hope so.LOL Good taste you have there.
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My local BMW dealership charges less than that for an oil change...
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I thought the plugs were good until 100k?
it should be first changed at 45-50k miles... then at every 40k miles or so esp if u have a tune!!
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