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Oooh, a little steep in my opinion... (archive)

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Posted by Bill B. on September 26, 2001 at 13:47:00:

In Reply to: Cost for synth and plugs and fuel filter posted by Ray525 on September 26, 2001 at 13:34:50:

I called my friendly neighborhood bmw stealer and they quoted me:
Synth Oil Change: $60.00
Spark Plug replacement and Fuel Filter Replacement: $240.00

Is this overpriced, or is this standard?


Oil change sounds close to right, although it's DIY for a lot less.

Plugs take 30 minutes tops to change, cost $25 tops; I haven't tackled the fuel filter yet, but I'd bet it's not too hard.

You could do oil changes and spark plugs yourself with the proper tools and patience. Personally, I think that's a bit high for plugs and fuel filter, but I'd bet that's about the going rate for a synthetic oil change at a dealer. Platinum+4's cost $38.10, but I would not recommend them for the 525. My last oil change cost me $27.55 including oil, filter, and shipping charges for the filter. Of course, my labor is free!

Bill B.
'95 525ia

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