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      07-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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BMW service center vs private BMW specialists

Hi jus wondering wheather it is better to take my 3 series 2006 e90 for a service at a BMW service center or go to a private BMW/European car specialists? Any recommendations in Brisbane ? Thanks
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      07-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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there's 2 recommendations in your other thread.......

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=717704
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      07-19-2012, 11:18 PM   #4
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I just had my first major service on my MY2009 E90 335i. I have only done 30,000k, so I decided to go back to the dealer (Bib Stillwell) also the warranty ran out last year.

I turned my Procede Rev3, off and didn't tell them I had a tune. There are no other mods to the car. Total bill was $1,300 No comments came back about a tune

I wasn't happy with the charge, but expected this anyway. Next time I will most likely try Southern BM.

One thing I must say, once I put the procede back into action, the car seems to be running much better than pre the service
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      07-19-2012, 11:38 PM   #5
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Regardless, get your car serviced more frequently than the books require.

Especially if tuned - old oil will ruin your car, 10,000km should be about the max, 5-7k if you want to play it safe
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      07-19-2012, 11:42 PM   #6
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Regardless, get your car serviced more frequently than the books require.

Especially if tuned - old oil will ruin your car, 10,000km should be about the max, 5-7k if you want to play it safe
Now that I have the tune, will do.
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      07-20-2012, 12:05 AM   #7
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Thanks guys I found a BMW specialist out at brendale as I live on nth side cheers
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      07-20-2012, 12:49 AM   #8
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Great Thread!

Who are the recommended SYDNEY specialists?
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      07-20-2012, 01:16 AM   #9
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Regardless, get your car serviced more frequently than the books require.

Especially if tuned - old oil will ruin your car, 10,000km should be about the max, 5-7k if you want to play it safe
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Great Thread!

Who are the recommended SYDNEY specialists?
Stu of course
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      07-20-2012, 01:45 AM   #10
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Depending on particular service center

With some searching. You'll find a service center that's better than BMW

Assuming your out of warranty


I double my oil change recommended intervals at a local shop
Don't trust BMW oil intervals
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      07-20-2012, 03:00 AM   #11
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Great Thread!

Who are the recommended SYDNEY specialists?
Pete at advan is a good bloke, well for a kiwi at any rate. He is on here as skycat (I think he has some weird cat fetish)
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      07-20-2012, 03:34 AM   #12
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Stu of course
I hear if you compliment on his body you get a special rate!
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Stu of course
I hear if you compliment on his body you get a special rate!
Aw shit Rey its a bit late now
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if car has full bmw dealership history, get it done at the dealer to keep clean record. If not, go specialist.. simple dimple.
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      08-02-2012, 09:13 PM   #15
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Awesome new Mechanics in Sydney's East

Hi guys, I have just had my BMW fixed at a new Mechanics workshop in the Eastern Suburbs in Darlinghurst, great price and these dudes were super reliable/flexible. The website is http://www.bmsautohaus.com.au/ ask for a dude called Steve. I think his number is 0414999077
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I have had positive experiences at private specialists here in Sydney. Both Peter Maybey at Crows Nest and BeeEms at Hornsby!
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Now that I have the tune, will do.
active Motorwerke in clayton... price is much better then the dealerships.
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It isn't difficult to do the minor services/ oil changes yourself these days especially with excellent DIY tutorials. The $ you have saved in servicing costs you can buy your own coffee machine and various tools (socket set, screwdrivers, torque wrenches etc)

For the record, retain all your purchase receipts i.e 5L of oil from SCA and fill out the logbook yourself.

When it comes time to sell you can use the receipts as proof that the car had been serviced on the dates in the logbook.
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      10-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #19
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Call Greg at Peter Maybe Crows Nest - good shop that only works on BMW.

Has anyone tried the European specialist in the garage on Mowbray Road Lane Cove? I often see loads of M-B and BMWs getting serviced there *and* it's on the way to work for me.
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It isn't difficult to do the minor services/ oil changes yourself these days especially with excellent DIY tutorials. The $ you have saved in servicing costs you can buy your own coffee machine and various tools (socket set, screwdrivers, torque wrenches etc)

For the record, retain all your purchase receipts i.e 5L of oil from SCA and fill out the logbook yourself.

When it comes time to sell you can use the receipts as proof that the car had been serviced on the dates in the logbook.
Assuming people still have warranty on their car, would you still fill the log book yourself? Wouldnt that void the warranty? I know u keep the receipts for the future owner but correct me if im wrong?
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Assuming people still have warranty on their car, would you still fill the log book yourself? Wouldnt that void the warranty? I know u keep the receipts for the future owner but correct me if im wrong?
If you still have warranty i would put it in an excel spreadsheet for your record IMO
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Melbourne guys:

Euro Prestige Motors.
63 Sharps Rd, Tullamarine.
(03)9330 2816
Ask for the boss Rick: 0421375307.

I've had some repairs/servicing done by Rick, very good guy and fairly priced.
Will stamp your books too. (Does all Euro cars)
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