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How long did it take? (archive)

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Posted by GA on April 12, 1999 at 09:09:43:

In Reply to: Inspection II Service for @ $300 posted by Al. D on April 10, 1999 at 14:18:33:

Seems like you saved yourself about $300 (although I guess you're not counting the price of the tools you need). How many hours did it take? I wonder if it really pays.

: I just completed an Inspection II service on my 94 530iT w/ 64K mi for @ $300.Folks do your selves a favor and save your money.Most of the readers of this board seem to be fairly competent DIYers.I got a copy of the the InspectionII check list and was appauld at being charged so many hours labor to "Check".So I did it my self and saved a bundle
: Spark plugs - 8 X $3
: Mobil 1 Oil - 8 X $4
: Oil Filter - $10
: Coolant - 1 X $15(I think)
: TM Filter/Gasket - $38
: Mobil 1 Syn Hypoid Oil rear diff. - 2 X $7(I think)
: K&N Filter cleaned, recharged
: Brakes inspected. Need front/rear rotors at next brake service... Order 540 pads/Rotors from fellow E34 board reader. Ordering E32 Calipers per E34 Message board sugg.(SPENDING THE $500 I SAVED TO DO BRAKE UPGRADE)
: Front end Aligned $90.
: Brake fluid Flushed. - $80 ...I unfortunately paid a reputable shop to do this. I thought that due to ABS it would be tricky. It wasn't! they did it just like I used to do on my Old Chevy.Started car,used a bulb suction device to remove old fluid.Poured in new fluid.had assistant pump while Mech. went to each wheel and let fluid run till it can out clean.Topped off Reservoir
: Microfilter - $35...Changed per link on E34 "Home page"
: Installing new 17 X 8 "M5" replica wheels w/ SP8000 235x45x17 tires.
: Added Jim Comforti chip courtesy Eurosport.
: Replaced fuel Filters - 2 X $15 (I think)
: Topped off PS/Hydraulic fluid

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