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    Hi All,

    I just got a call from my BMW garage asking me if I wanted to book in for a complimentary end of warranty inspection which I accepted. I enquired to the cost of an oil change even though it’s not due I’d like to keep on top of it. When the email came through with the cost I couldn’t believe it. £464.12. The oil must be made from the tears of a silk worm or something to cost that. Daylight robbery imo. Anything over £150 is just taking the piss to be honest. How much does your local charge you?


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    Wow. What are you driving? Must be some form of top end BMW exotica!
    Was that purely for an oil change? They do always want to change the cabin filter at the same time, again main dealers think these are made from the purest of gold threads.
     
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    My lowly old 320d seems positively cheap to run compared to your quote, local Sytners quote this for mine:

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    Very exotic- 2016 320d


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    My Indy charged me £150 for a recent Oil Service , that included the AC Filter . When I collected the car he showed me the old oil filter taken out and I ve never seen a filter look so bad . He also asked when the oil was last changed ? On hearing that it was only 7 K miles ago and the Oil Service was a Time Based one every 2 years he just said , maybe .
    Needless to say I ll not be using Harry Fairbairn Inverness again aka Arnold Shark . Wish I d taken a pic of the old Filter .
     
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    2016 should be “cheaper” under the “value service” system. Similar to the quote from Sytner Tamworth
     
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    I think she has quoted for filter service as well. I’ve requested a review of the price so I’ll see what comes of this.


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    BMW service receptionists are useless when it comes to everything out of the ordinary
    Tell them you want an additional oil and filter change only, its extra to what the I drive may say.
    I spell it out......remove the old oil and oil filter. Put a new oil filter on and refill with oil...that is all I want. Do not reset the I drive.

    BMW dealers charge you over £20 a litre for oil, they will be charging you well over £100
    Ask for a price excluding oil, explaining you will provide your own.
    They will give you a price, simply buy the right amount of the correct BMW Spec oil (LLO4), you will pay less than half what the dealer is charging you
     
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    My service (Oil and filter, no micro filter) was £161, I provided the 6.5L of oil which took it to £80
     
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    Glad i do my own oil changes and have change left over from £30
     
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    I could have done my own but wanted to keep up the service history, still wouldn’t have cost me that though as the oil was £78 for 8L.
     
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    Markyboyt Contact a company called Aztec oils in Bolsover it will open ur eyes as to price
     
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    I could have bought cheaper oils, I just chose not to. As it was I used Castrol Edge.
     
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    I normally do all vehicle work myself but this car has a remainder of a BMW service pack and I like the idea of keeping a full service history with BMW for the next year at least. I’m also very busy personally (not in a bad way)and professionally at the moment and could do without the hassle of another job to do. I’m willing to pay a bit for the service this time.


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    book it online and you wll get a price straight away and you will see what service options are available for your car and you will know what you will be paying before you book

    www.bmw.co.uk/servicing/value-service
     
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    I don't understand how it's possible to have 'a remainder of a service pack'.

    Surely the car has a valid service pack or it doesn't?

    Since my service pack (5 years or 50K miles) expired I buy genuine BMW service parts such as filters from Cotswold at the forum discount and also source genuine BMW oil from elsewhere on the internet.

    Local main BMW dealership has no problem in doing the work with my provided parts.

    My last service oil, oil-filter, and cabin filter cost me £84 for the labour at the dealers and £80 for the genuine oil and filters.

    As I consider that 2 years or 20k miles is too long an interval, I always do an interim filter service - i.e. as above but not changing the oil - for that I buy all the filters on line - using only Mahle filters who are the main OEM supplier to BMW those filters cost me around £32. Easy quick and clean DIY job.

    Why not the oil too? I am of the opinion that oil technology is well up to the job - but the filters, especially the cabin and air filter benefit from more frequent changes.

    I noticed years ago that the genuine BMW supplied filters have BMW part numbers stamped on them in addition to the Mahle part numbers.

    Mahle offer 3 different cabin filters - including one with a hypo allergenic spec that exceeds that of the standard one fitted as OE - important if one suffers from hay-fever.
     
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    It sounds like they quoted you for changing all the filters. The fuel filter is the only one that takes more than just a few seconds to change as it's under the passenger seat. It's not a hard job, just a bit fiddly if you don't have a 4 post lift.

    Like @Singvogel I buy the Mahle filters, the fuel filter is a prime example of BMW mark up, I replaced the old (genuine) one with a Mahle one, it had the same OEM part number as the original, just not the BMW stamp, but it was about £40 cheaper!
     
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    just looked for my 66 plate F30 335D
    oil service (offer) £129
    + micro filter £223
    + air & fuel filter £366

    unless you have some engine with the oil capacity of an Olympic swimming pool the £464 quoted is a rip off

    i hope you told them where to go !!
     
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    Apparently they make more money from servicing than they do from sales. At those prices, you can see why.


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    You can indeed - in blackrats example you can buy all the parts (Highest quality OEM + Correct spec Shell Oil) for the services mentioned for about £165 and that's retail I would expect BMW to be paying around £100-120 for the same parts trade......leaving £600 or so for a couple of hours (max) labour....

    Scary stuff.....
     

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