In Reply to: Re: How long did it take? posted by Al D on April 12, 1999 at 15:07:12:
: The valves are adjusted at every inspection 1 and 2, I hope your copy of the list included this item, it isn't that difficult. Looks like a complete inspection. Good job! Jr. 89 535...
: I did it over a course of time. a few weekends.I place the time next to each task below.Only tool purchased was a 17mm hex for the Tranny refill hole($7 for a set which incl 2 other sizes).As I stated a lot of the viewers here are bonified DIYers who probably already have the necessary tools( a $300 set of Craftsmen)
: : 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 ---45min
: : : Mobil 1 Oil - 8 X $4----15min
: : : Oil Filter - $10
: : : Coolant - 1 X $15(I think)---15min
: : : TM Fluid - 5 X $1.50..DOES NOT REQUIRE SYNTHETIC!!---2hrs It was awkward not hard
: : : TM Filter/Gasket - $38
: : : Mobil 1 Syn Hypoid Oil rear diff. - 2 X $7(I think)---10
: : : K&N Filter cleaned, recharged---5 min
: : : 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" ----45min
: : : Installing new 17 X 8 "M5" replica wheels w/ SP8000 235x45x17 tires.
: : : Added Jim Comforti chip courtesy Eurosport.---45min
: : : Replaced fuel Filters - 2 X $15 (I think)---30min
: : : Topped off PS/Hydraulic fluid