BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-27-2014, 02:46 PM   #1
jdmish
Second Lieutenant
jdmish's Avatar
2
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (2)

Price check for coil replacement

My 2008 e92 recently had its throttle actuators and idle control device replaced but according to my dealer (shelly) its still misfiring. Couple days later he calls and says one of my coils are bad and wants to charge $560+tax to have one coil replaced. Is that price even within reasonable range for a dealership???
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-27-2014, 04:16 PM   #2
BigBoosting
First Lieutenant
5
Rep
355
Posts

 
Drives: 09' M3 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Savannah

iTrader: (2)

I honestly don't see how that can be reasonable. I just bought 2 coil packs for $70 each. It took literally 15min to replace both.
Appreciate 0
      06-27-2014, 05:11 PM   #3
jdmish
Second Lieutenant
jdmish's Avatar
2
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigBoosting View Post
I honestly don't see how that can be reasonable. I just bought 2 coil packs for $70 each. It took literally 15min to replace both.
lol, figured the dealership was trying to rip me off, thanks!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-28-2014, 11:56 AM   #4
dparm
Major
dparm's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
1,447
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

Ask them for a breakdown of the price. Even if it's two hours of labor @ $150/hr (high for a dealership), that still means the coil is $260.
__________________
2011.5 AW M3 sedan ZCP
Appreciate 0
      06-28-2014, 01:18 PM   #5
Mike Benvo
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Mike Benvo's Avatar
United_States
98
Rep
4,804
Posts


 
Drives: Harrop SC M3 / E46 M3 / 7Turbo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
1990 BMW 735i Turbo  [5.00]
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike Benvo
They are about $70-$80 a piece, so to replace all 8 parts wise would be 550-650. Not really a labor intensive job so I would say that quote is a bit pricey.
__________________

-----| Like us on Facebook | Instagram || Tuning Information | Remote Coding |-----
----Visit us at www.BPMSport.com - Emotion. Driven. | Toll Free: (888) 557-5133----
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2014, 03:40 PM   #6
jdmish
Second Lieutenant
jdmish's Avatar
2
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (2)

thanks for the input guys, in the end it wasnt even the coil pack. Had it replaced at LTMW and im getting the same engine malfunction lights. Incompetent dealer wants the car back for more testing now.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2014, 03:45 PM   #7
Amirsm3
Lieutenant Colonel
Amirsm3's Avatar
18
Rep
1,604
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 Space Grey e90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Williams/Flagstaff, AZ

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmish View Post
thanks for the input guys, in the end it wasnt even the coil pack. Had it replaced at LTMW and im getting the same engine malfunction lights. Incompetent dealer wants the car back for more testing now.
Time for a new dealer or an indy shop (if your selection of dealerships isn't available).
__________________
2011 e90 M3 Space Grey DCT- black eAs gills/grilles, eAs H8 LED Corona bulbs, BMW carbon fiber mirror caps, Agency Power CF elbow, MS 12f/12r spacers, Alex@AlpineMSS DCT Flash, iND reflectors, Milltek slip-on, F10 M5 front brakes, BMW Perf. steering wheel
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST