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      04-01-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Oil Change for 2008-up M3

i was just curious to see if anyone here have done a change oil through the dealer? after the warranty runs out...

anyways i ask one of the dealer and ask how much would it cost not that i needed it since i only have 6k miles on my car..

anyways the guy said that regular bmw 3 5 and 7 series would cost a WHOPPING $300 dollars for a change oil... and the M series would cost more...

IS THIS TRUE?
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      04-01-2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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i was just curious to see if anyone here have done a change oil through the dealer? after the warranty runs out...

anyways i ask one of the dealer and ask how much would it cost not that i needed it since i only have 6k miles on my car..

anyways the guy said that regular bmw 3 5 and 7 series would cost a WHOPPING $300 dollars for a change oil... and the M series would cost more...

IS THIS TRUE?
Just get it done at a reputable indy shop. Should be ~$120-150
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      04-01-2010, 10:03 PM   #3
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The M's cost more because the oil is a lot more expensive and you need a lot more of it, but otherwise, it's very simple to change the oil.
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      04-01-2010, 10:05 PM   #4
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I just called the dealer today and they quoted $200!!
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      04-01-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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its very easy to do it yourself. Give it a try, you cant really mess it up. good luck
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      04-01-2010, 10:06 PM   #6
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I do mine at pretty good shop for $70, and I provide the oil and filter.
So I walk out spending like $190.oo
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Most shops here in San Diego do it for $165.
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      04-01-2010, 11:31 PM   #8
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When I asked about an individual oil change outside of warranty, I was told about 350 dollars.
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      04-02-2010, 01:59 AM   #9
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Straightforward DIY all day long. It will still cost you a around $100 in oil and filter....
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Straightforward DIY all day long. It will still cost you a around $100 in oil and filter....
Looks like 125.
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It's literally 30 minutes of labor at most and the oil/filter is about $125.
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It's literally 30 minutes of labor at most and the oil/filter is about $125.

Word. And a decent shop charged around 90 bucks/hour labor so for 30min with oil and filter should add up to around $170?

But do as i do, DIY
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I didn't want to wait till I hit 15,000 miles so I did one at 7,500 and cost was around $230-$250, filter was around $30, oil is $12 a bottle for 9 Liters, and labor itself was around $90. It isn't cheap if you want the dealer but there are full kits (oil and filter) online sold to do a change yourself which will around $140 if I remember correctly.

I went to Southbay BMW to get my oil change and routine service done.
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Thanks for the input guys this helps a lot since i only have 6k miles on my car im sure going ti do it myself... After my warranty expires

Would you guys know a website on where i can purchase the oil and filter or is it better buying it at the dealer?

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You should consider changing the oil out between covered changes too if you drive 10,000 to 15,000 miles a year since the free change intervals are way too long.

I see you're in LA/OC. Join the BWMCCA and most dealerships give discounts are parts. Crevier is pretty good, while Nick Alexander use to give a very good discount. Not sure how much they give now since it's been a few years since I've been there.
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take it to:
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i was just curious to see if anyone here have done a change oil through the dealer? after the warranty runs out...

anyways i ask one of the dealer and ask how much would it cost not that i needed it since i only have 6k miles on my car..

anyways the guy said that regular bmw 3 5 and 7 series would cost a WHOPPING $300 dollars for a change oil... and the M series would cost more...

IS THIS TRUE?
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