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      06-21-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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15,000km service... $6000

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Just trying to prove a point. A friend of my brother told me that the 15,000 km service (Consisted of brakes, and oil) cost him $6000.

Is he full of shit or what? $6k?!
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      06-21-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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Yep, he's full of shit - it's actually $8K.
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      06-21-2011, 09:21 AM   #3
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Am I missing something here? I am yet to pay over $1k for any service on the M3 to date. Although I must confess I am yet to replace the brakes or pads. I've done 26k km in my '07 M3. Oil changes are around $500 in Perth. Are the M3 brakes that expensive? Pardon my ignorance.
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Am I missing something here? I am yet to pay over $1k for any service on the M3 to date. Although I must confess I am yet to replace the brakes or pads. I've done 26k km in my '07 M3. Oil changes are around $500 in Perth. Are the M3 brakes that expensive? Pardon my ignorance.
FMD you must be driving your family around in your car every time you drive for your brakes to last 26,000km. Mine lasted just over 8,000km before I had to change them, although it did include two track days.

Agree with what the others say about walking out of BMW service feeling like you are being screwed. They are rip off merchants and I don't really want to go back.
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If pads or discs are worn just get the parts from the US or something if you want to use OEM and get a local mechanic to change them...or do it yourself, it's not very hard
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      06-21-2011, 06:39 PM   #6
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Hard to tell if you guys are being serious or not? :O
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      06-21-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
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Haha thanks Rossi. I can't RTFM as I don't have the car yet lol..

And I wouldn't know how much pads cost on an M3.. I drive a 1 series
Just was giving me a lot of shit for my purchase so I was curious. Told him I wouldn't give a fuck even if it was 6 grand!
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      06-21-2011, 09:15 PM   #8
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Mate, we were stirring you up! But these cars aren't cheap to run. An oil change costs me around $700 - and I choose to do it every 6 months, regardless of what the CBS tells me.
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I disagree though, these cars are not expensive to run. Its all relative. Of course it has a bigger engine and hence you need to buy more oil, but its no different to any other car with same engine size.

Brakes and rotors are a different story though
Not true Rossi, the Castrol oil our cars take costs $70/litre. So yes, there is the bigger capacity engine but it's not as if we can just go down to Super Cheap Auto and buy a bottle off the shelf.

Just on that, is anyone aware of whether we can actually buy the specific oil for the M3 anywhere other than the dealer?
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      06-22-2011, 12:23 AM   #10
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Not true Rossi, the Castrol oil our cars take costs $70/litre. So yes, there is the bigger capacity engine but it's not as if we can just go down to Super Cheap Auto and buy a bottle off the shelf.

Just on that, is anyone aware of whether we can actually buy the specific oil for the M3 anywhere other than the dealer?
Jeezus - Last time I looked it was $25/L!! And that was only last year! Unfortunately I think it's only available from BMW.
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      06-22-2011, 12:24 AM   #11
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You can buy these filters online for less then $100 and do it yourself!
Can you recommend a good online supplier?

Many thanks !
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work a bit quiet today rossi? ha ha
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      06-22-2011, 02:09 AM   #14
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I would contact Andrew from SouthernBM first and try to source it locally. He is your best bet, he knows we can all get parts cheaper from the US and he will try his best to make his local prices as cheap as possible. No one wants to lose business overseas and he doesnt mind you calling and discussing prices. The whole point is you give him and other local shops a chance to compete for our business before going elsewhere

That said, below are online prices to help us consumers leverage our bargaining powers.


here is the OEM micro filter from turner for $40AUD (of course shipping will cost more)

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-15...r-cleaner.aspx

here the Air filter is $44 and the oil Filer $25
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0

Or you can get an E92 M3 oil change kit (9ltrs oil plus oil filter) for $140 US
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

Even if you paid $100 shipping thats still $240 for 9 litres of oil plus filter.
Rossi, thank you very much for this info. I can't believe it's possible to get the oil change for only $250.


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Another idea is since we all need these things done eventually, if we speak to Andrew and book in all our cars every 6 months or so i have no doubt it will be a huge discount. Buying in bulk is where the money savings are. 10+ cars all going in for a 6 month oil change will be cheap as chips, and plus you get the stamp in the book which is what really makes a difference then buying online and DIY

If I lived in Melb, I'd be in on this too.
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Rossi, thank you very much for this info. I can't believe it's possible to get the oil change for only $250.

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The checkout basket said flat rate int'l shipping is $35us...couldn't get it domestic for that, maybe when you enter address it updates
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just go to southern bm job will be better
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I think I paid about $480 for an oil change when I hit the one year mark. BTW - I'm on 21,000km now, done two track days and STILL on the same PS2s and brake pads! Must not push hard enough.......
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The checkout basket said flat rate int'l shipping is $35us...couldn't get it domestic for that, maybe when you enter address it updates
It's true. I paid $35 shipping... Arrived in about 2 weeks.
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So did they ship the TWS oil to Australia? I thought under hazzard matrerial any liqiud stuff was not allowed in.
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So did they ship the TWS oil to Australia? I thought under hazzard matrerial any liqiud stuff was not allowed in.
It appears to be ok on customs website

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so you knew about this all along and never shared it with anyone?
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Not sure, but another suggestion is to do a few group buys and then split the shipping.

AMK2912 could group buy for Perth, MFKN3 and a few others could group buy for Bisbane and a few of us could group buy for Melbs.

Dont worry about Sydney, seems like most of the h0m0s there drive a 1 series and no one has a M3....

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I just sent this email and got the following reply

Hi,

Just wondering how much for the following item shipped to Melbourne 3000, Australia?

Item Number: PKE92M3OIL
OEM BMW E90/92/93 M3 Oil Change Kit

Also, If i was able to organise a group buy, how many units would you require for a group discount shipped to Australia?


Hey,

Since these already have barely any mark-up, we can not offer better pricing no matter what kind of qty is ordered.
USPS is charging around $105.13, thanks

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