Supplying one's own parts for servicing.

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    My car goes in for an oil change and MOT early next month.

    I've been quoted £252 for the oil and oil filter change, plus cabin microfilter change ......

    But £84.30 if I supply my own parts. - so a difference of £167

    Has anyone any experience of doing this?

    Would I have to supply BMW branded parts and oil?

    Or can I supply Mahle filters who are the suppliers of the BMW OE ones, and Shell oil - who I believe supply BMW oil.
     
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    I was quoted approx £380 for a major service (including oil, air, micro and fuel filters). If I supplied my own BMW branded parts, with the oil I chose and parts from Ed, I'd have only saved £40.

    I obtained non BMW branded parts from OEM manufacturers all for approx £100 on the naive assumption that all was ok - but was informed that BMW wouldn't fit them.

    I couldn't justify the difference in outlay for what are in essence the same parts so instead of returning the OEM parts I did the service myself.
     
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    I’m looking at doing the same two doors up!
    A quick trawl on ebay finds overpriced oil, albeit with determination cheaper prices will be found
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-...236073&hash=item3b365a5227:g:JggAAOSwjDZYlK00
    I found Mercedes oil very competitively priced, will check that Arnold Shark accepts first
    Note - Mercedes Servicing is Astronomically expensive though allows and ensures breakdown & warranty cover.....
     
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    If you have the extended warranty, I thought that servicing had to be done with genuine BMW parts?
     
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    @Mieke

    From my warranty handbook:

    1. a) Care of the Vehicle - you must keep your vehicle in an efficient and road worthy condition and regularly service it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and genuine parts, or parts of equivalent specification must be used.

    I think 'parts of equivalent specification' should cover what I hope to do.
     
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    I would further add, the work does not have to completed by BMW, as long as Service has been carried out & recorded
     
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    I've always supplied my own oil, checked with the dealer in advance...all the dealers have asked is that it is LLO4 spec and in its original packaging.

    I assume the dealers would only fit genuine BMW parts so provided the oil filter, microfilter were still in genuine packaging and supported by a receipt they would accept them
     

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