E90Post
 


N54Tuning.com
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > $1300.00 to replace a starter ? How much did you pay?



View Poll Results: Do you think this estimate is?
Outrageous 17 51.52%
A little high 14 42.42%
About right 2 6.06%
Too Low 0 0%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-17-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
fatboym3
New Member
United_States
0

 
Drives: 2006 325i sport pkg 6 speed
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Henderson,Nevada


Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)

Question $1300.00 to replace a starter ? How much did you pay?

It seems that my starter(2006 325i,6spd ,68,000 mi) has suddenly gone bad (no warning) I replaced the battery today (6.5 years old )thinking I might get away cheap ($134.00,AAA mobile battery service),. Still no start ,I'm new here in Vegas , don't know any Indy mechanics here that I trust ,so I bit my tongue and had it towed to the local BMW dealer here in Henderson. Imagine my surprise when the service adviser called to quote me $1300.00 to replace the starter! I Know its a labor intensive job (plenum removal) but can anyone verify the estimated labor time for this job, the few search results I have found put the cost at $650- $900.If i could Get a copy of a dealer invoice or estimate to help me try to negotiate some kind of discount ,That would be very much appreciated ! http://www.e90post.com/forums/images...es/mad0259.gif
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 12:34 AM   #2
arctic330i
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
19

 
arctic330i's Avatar
 
Drives: F15 35i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Gainesville, Fl


Posts: 1,928
iTrader: (8)

Garage List
2014 BMW X5  [0.00]
2006 BMW 330i E90  [4.04]
2013 BMW 335is  [5.00]
I was on a trip when my starter died. I knew no local shops, got towed to the dealer and ended up Paying $1000
__________________
See my full mod list in my garage
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 12:37 AM   #3
fatboym3
New Member
United_States
0

 
Drives: 2006 325i sport pkg 6 speed
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Henderson,Nevada


Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)

Thanks Artic . What part of the country were you in?
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 12:44 AM   #4
BMW F22
Major General
United_States
83

 
BMW F22's Avatar
 
Drives: ///M235i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Around the Bay


Posts: 8,363
iTrader: (8)

Well if it's from the dealership it's gonna be higher than an independent shop. I would say guestimate that $700-800 seems about right.
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 12:46 AM   #5
Amini77
Brigadier General
United_States
45

 
Amini77's Avatar
 
Drives: SGM E90 330xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tarzana, CA


Posts: 4,583
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 330XI  [3.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatboym3 View Post
Thanks Artic . What part of the country were you in?
Here's a few tips since you're new here..Under the user's name there's some info including their Location. Says he's from Gainesville, FL. Also for him to see your reply, it's better to click the "Quote" button on the bottom left of the user's post that's on your thread, so he gets a notification. and +1 $1300 is a bit too high IMO
__________________

instagram: amini77
| KW V1 | LCI rear | 359m Style | Michelin PSS | AA Stage 2 | Gruppe M | Remus | Mtech Rear | M3 Front |
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 12:57 AM   #6
cuiter23
Major
10

 
cuiter23's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 328i ZSP
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancouver


Posts: 1,047
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 BMW 328i  [3.00]
sounds about right, I paid $1300 for mine as well.
__________________
2007 E90 328i - Titanium Metallic l 19" VMR V710 l H&R Trak+ Spacers l Mtech Rear Lip Spoiler l Hamann Front Lip l Eibach Sportline l AA N52 Signature Exhaust l OEM Blacklines l MTEC V3 AE l 6000K HID l Nokya 7000K Fogs l MTEC License Plate LED l Interior LED l 15% Tint l BlackVue DR380G-HD + PMP
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 12:59 AM   #7
fatboym3
New Member
United_States
0

 
Drives: 2006 325i sport pkg 6 speed
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Henderson,Nevada


Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amini77 View Post
Here's a few tips since you're new here..Under the user's name there's some info including their Location. Says he's from Gainesville, FL. Also for him to see your reply, it's better to click the "Quote" button on the bottom left of the user's post that's on your thread, so he gets a notification. and +1 $1300 is a bit too high IMO
Thanks for the posting tips and the reply. Artic said he was on a trip ,I was curious as to whether he was in my neck of the woods.Thanks Again!
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 01:01 AM   #8
fatboym3
New Member
United_States
0

 
Drives: 2006 325i sport pkg 6 speed
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Henderson,Nevada


Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuiter23 View Post
sounds about right, I paid $1300 for mine as well.
Thanks.
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 01:08 AM   #9
Amini77
Brigadier General
United_States
45

 
Amini77's Avatar
 
Drives: SGM E90 330xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tarzana, CA


Posts: 4,583
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 330XI  [3.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatboym3 View Post
Thanks for the posting tips and the reply. Artic said he was on a trip ,I was curious as to whether he was in my neck of the woods.Thanks Again!
Ay haha there you go. No problem, hope you get your starter fixed asap. Good luck!
__________________

instagram: amini77
| KW V1 | LCI rear | 359m Style | Michelin PSS | AA Stage 2 | Gruppe M | Remus | Mtech Rear | M3 Front |
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 01:09 AM   #10
R.G.
Lieutenant
5

 
R.G.'s Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 335i
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: In my sub conscious


Posts: 588
iTrader: (9)

Hey man sorry to hear that. In Vegas the place I've heard a lot of good feedback on is southwest bimmers. If you go to the regional:southwest forums and jump on the las Vegas thread I'm sure some guys will tell you about their experiences dealing with them. I haven't dealt with them before but have heard good things

Edit: I know it be a pain the *** to tow it to them but might be worth it

Good luck
__________________
Cobb*FSR E40 Pro tune*Dinan IC*Dinan CAI*Dinan Strut Tower*Dinan camber plates*Dinan control arm bushings*MS Catless*ER Chargepipe*Tial BOV*Custom dual 2.5" exhaust w/Vibrant race mid cats & resonaters*Vishnu Walbro 455 Inline kit*BMS OCC*Alpina Trans flash*Misc coding*RB PCV*Megan racing toe arms*M3 subframe bushings*Carbon vented hood*Carbon trunk*Carbon grills*DD rear bumper*Race valances*Vorsteiner carbon front lip*M3 Steering wheel w/DCT paddles*M3 Guages*M3 Side Skirts*Carbon side splitters*Volk RE30s
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 01:11 AM   #11
fatboym3
New Member
United_States
0

 
Drives: 2006 325i sport pkg 6 speed
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Henderson,Nevada


Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by R.G. View Post
Hey man sorry to hear that. In Vegas the place I've heard a lot of good feedback on is southwest bimmers. If you go to the regional:southwest forums and jump on the las Vegas thread I'm sure some guys will tell you about their experiences dealing with them. I haven't dealt with them before but have heard good things

Good luck
Thanks for the tip ,Im gonna check it out.
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 01:20 AM   #12
Spensaur
Lieutenant
5

 
Spensaur's Avatar
 
Drives: E93 328i
Join Date: May 2008
Location: So.Cal


Posts: 549
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Ouch. My dad's Cayenne costed about $1300. Would've thought it be a bit cheaper for BMWs... Guess not
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 01:36 AM   #13
ny325
Captain
United_States
9

 
Drives: E90 328i jet black spt pkg
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: USA


Posts: 981
iTrader: (0)

I paid $800.
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 01:37 AM   #14
tigermack
OPN DIFF
Hong Kong
12

 
tigermack's Avatar
 
Drives: 06' 330i MT TiAg
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pacific Ocean


Posts: 1,275
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to tigermack
Damn, someone need to make a how-to!
__________________
M-tech front\Hartge CF lip\blacklines\M3 wheel\BMW P.E.\BMS powerbox\ST coils\BBS GT4

e36 - racecar - SCCA STX #188

Autocross vids https://www.youtube.com/user/tigermack
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 02:21 AM   #15
Mr.Smithers
Second Lieutenant
2

 
Mr.Smithers's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 E92 328xi
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Long Island, NY


Posts: 229
iTrader: (2)

I got a proposition for ya, you can get your starter fixed for $650 using this method-

how about you go to a casino in vegas....any casino, preferably the Bellagio. Go the most crowded roulette table you can find and put $650 in chips on Red. Then it will hit Red and Tada! you can fix your car and make it run again!
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 02:23 AM   #16
Mr.Smithers
Second Lieutenant
2

 
Mr.Smithers's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 E92 328xi
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Long Island, NY


Posts: 229
iTrader: (2)

*Disclaimer* In the unfortunate event it doesnt hit red, then you are $650 poorer and still have a car that doesn't run.


But really though, I would call some local Indy Mechanics and get some quotes from them. If they give it cheaper, I would get it towed out by AAA or I believe you can trickle charge the battery and it should run long enough to get you to the closest mechanic.
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 02:33 AM   #17
cuiter23
Major
10

 
cuiter23's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 328i ZSP
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancouver


Posts: 1,047
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 BMW 328i  [3.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigermack View Post
Damn, someone need to make a how-to!
I think there is a brief write-up on here. It is no easy job though, basically have to remove the intake manifolds to get to the starter.
__________________
2007 E90 328i - Titanium Metallic l 19" VMR V710 l H&R Trak+ Spacers l Mtech Rear Lip Spoiler l Hamann Front Lip l Eibach Sportline l AA N52 Signature Exhaust l OEM Blacklines l MTEC V3 AE l 6000K HID l Nokya 7000K Fogs l MTEC License Plate LED l Interior LED l 15% Tint l BlackVue DR380G-HD + PMP
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 04:08 AM   #18
tigermack
OPN DIFF
Hong Kong
12

 
tigermack's Avatar
 
Drives: 06' 330i MT TiAg
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pacific Ocean


Posts: 1,275
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to tigermack
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuiter23 View Post
I think there is a brief write-up on here. It is no easy job though, basically have to remove the intake manifolds to get to the starter.
Yeah, I just looked it up. Looks like a pain in the ass for a god damn starter... I thought you guys were just lazy!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713354
__________________
M-tech front\Hartge CF lip\blacklines\M3 wheel\BMW P.E.\BMS powerbox\ST coils\BBS GT4

e36 - racecar - SCCA STX #188

Autocross vids https://www.youtube.com/user/tigermack
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 06:18 AM   #19
John 070
Lieutenant General
114

 
Drives: 335i cpe
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: ZSP/ZPP/ZCW


Posts: 11,477
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Newmember343 View Post
*Disclaimer* In the unfortunate event it doesnt hit red, then you are $650 poorer and still have a car that doesn't run.


But really though, I would call some local Indy Mechanics and get some quotes from them. If they give it cheaper, I would get it towed out by AAA or I believe you can trickle charge the battery and it should run long enough to get you to the closest mechanic.
Your odds are less than 50/50. I just hope BMW remanufactured starters are more reliable than others. I diy'd my Nissan with a NEW starter. It failed 2 mos. later and I had to diy again, though it had a lifetime warranty. I find BMW to be such an interesting car, people say $800 for something that should be under $100 to be a "good deal." It's all relative, when you have $$$, you're ok spending it...

Admittedly, I haven't diy'd much on my BMW except for air filter, microcabin, seat belt arms, and tire swaps, because nothing has broken in 6 yrs. except the stalling issue....
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 06:32 AM   #20
monkey_wrench
Caught the Bimmer-Bug
No_Country
6

 
monkey_wrench's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 330i
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Florida


Posts: 660
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigermack View Post
Yeah, I just looked it up. Looks like a pain in the ass for a god damn starter... I thought you guys were just lazy!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713354
Yeah, I did mine. A real bitch. Plus I ended up with the wrong starter twice before I finally got the correct one.
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 08:09 AM   #21
b-man
Captain
United_States
6

 
b-man's Avatar
 
Drives: 328xi
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: maine


Posts: 668
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey_wrench View Post
Yeah, I did mine. A real bitch. Plus I ended up with the wrong starter twice before I finally got the correct one.
Haha that's what it takes to learn
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2013, 08:20 AM   #22
monkey_wrench
Caught the Bimmer-Bug
No_Country
6

 
monkey_wrench's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 330i
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Florida


Posts: 660
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by baris View Post
Haha that's what it takes to learn
Learn what? That I was out $200 vs. the OP's $1300?
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
dealer labor rate, estimate, henderson, invoice, starter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST