Ouch - M3 dealer services costs

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  1. 17 Aug 2018 at 5:18 PM #1
    loggyboy

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    I was expecting a shock, but not one id need to sit down for.

    2004 M3 vert, Marshalls BMW in Hook

    Basic Service (Oil and micro filters) £750 inc
    Full Service (above and air filter/sparks) £1125 inc

    Was expecting half that which would still be stupidly over priced. Are they taking piss or was I just being naive?
     
  2. 17 Aug 2018 at 5:58 PM #2
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    Insp 1 and 2 on the S54 involves checking valve clearances and an overnight stay..

    That said,the main dealer usually WD40's the cam cover and says "no shims needed"... But obviously still charges you the £250 just to check..

    Good independents are doing Insp 2's for £600-£700
     
  3. 17 Aug 2018 at 6:53 PM #3
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    Is the E46 not part of the value servicing anymore? When I had an E46 M3 I'm pretty sure I paid the prices below:

    Oil - £169
    Insp 1 - £799
    Insp 2 - £899 ???
     
  4. 17 Aug 2018 at 7:23 PM #4
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    I had a monster service on my M4 just before getting rid of it and Sytner Tamworth did it were by far the cheapest and I think it was £1020 all in.
     
  5. 18 Aug 2018 at 5:37 PM #5
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    These are the old prices

    Time for some of us with FMBWSH to use specialists lol
     
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    I had a quote of £1545 from my local BMW for an insp 2!
     
  7. 16 Sep 2018 at 11:34 AM #7
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    There are specialists and there are specialists.

    I know of two within the Midlands who don't check the valve clearances during inspections and one will blag that BMW only check them during the second Inspection...

    A different story to what the service book says.
     
  8. 16 Sep 2018 at 12:18 PM #8
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    I seen over on the Z4 forum that some garages are doing inspection 2 on S54 inc brake fluid change,aux belt change,stripping off rear discs and repairing handbrake mech for the sum of....

    £450..... 4.5 hours total.
     

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