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      08-11-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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Oil change cost.

Didn't see too much in a search...

I'm due for my first, post-warranty, oil change. What do these normally run? Dealer initially told me $250, but said he may be able to help.
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My Indy charges $110 and I'm normally in and out in 30 mins.
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My Indy charges $110 and I'm normally in and out in 30 mins.
What the hell is he putting in for so cheap? When I was working at an indie, doing my own car with LM 10W-60 Racetech + a filter was about $90 CAD my cost.
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Didn't see too much in a search...

I'm due for my first, post-warranty, oil change. What do these normally run? Dealer initially told me $250, but said he may be able to help.
Find a good indy shop.
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What the hell is he putting in for so cheap? When I was working at an indie, doing my own car with LM 10W-60 Racetech + a filter was about $90 CAD my cost.
This guy is legit. My water pump went out on my 335 last year, dealer quoted me $1800 and he did it for $890. Does good work and great customer service.
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This guy is legit. My water pump went out on my 335 last year, dealer quoted me $1800 and he did it for $890. Does good work and great customer service.
I did one on a 335 for about the same. That's about 15% on supplier cost + labour. If he did the T-stat too that is.
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$117 for 9 bottles of OEM oil and an OEM filter. You can back out how much they're charging for labor.

I switched to M1 0-40 and my changes are now $65 with filter. (i didn't switch due to costs of oil changes, but due to, well you know......)
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My Indy charges $110 and I'm normally in and out in 30 mins.
how are they doing it for $110 when oil itself is at least $11 per bottle and you need 9 of them. I would question what they're using. Unless you mean your indy is charging you $110 just for labor if you bring your own parts.... IMO that's way too expensive for an oil change.
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My Indy in Atlanta charged $140, very reputable BMW shop here.
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My Indy in Atlanta charged $140, very reputable BMW shop here.
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My Indy in Atlanta charged $140, very reputable BMW shop here.
What's the name?
Markert Motorworks in Lawrenceville. I have also heard good things about Solo Motorsports, but I've never been there.
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i usually bring my own oil and the shop charges $15 to change it.
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how are they doing it for $110 when oil itself is at least $11 per bottle and you need 9 of them. I would question what they're using. Unless you mean your indy is charging you $110 just for labor if you bring your own parts.... IMO that's way too expensive for an oil change.
I don't think these Indy shops (especially reputable ones) pay what we pay for a bottle(s) of oil. They buy at whole sale which I'm sure is much cheaper. This is probably how some of them are able to charge customers a much lower rate then BMW dealerships.
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Markert Motorworks in Lawrenceville. I have also heard good things about Solo Motorsports, but I've never been there.
Thanks buddy. I'm in Dacula, so very close.
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Solo is awesome. I've used them a few times. My Indy is in Alpharetta: Specialty Repair, they only do BMs and Mercs.
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Markert Motorworks in Lawrenceville. I have also heard good things about Solo Motorsports, but I've never been there.
Thanks buddy. I'm in Dacula, so very close.
No problem, ask for Rob if he's there, very cool guy. Tell him Alex with the white E92 sent you.
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I also pay ~$140 in Atlanta. Bimmer Service Center in Roswell. Quality shop and reasonable prices.
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I don't think these Indy shops (especially reputable ones) pay what we pay for a bottle(s) of oil. They buy at whole sale which I'm sure is much cheaper. This is probably how some of them are able to charge customers a much lower rate then BMW dealerships.
I was an indie... Paying wholesale cost on oil... And those prices are fucky. But car stuff is a bit cheaper in America vs Canada.

The problem is most shops don't want to stock a 205L drum of 10W-60, it's next to useless unless you get at least 3 M's a day.
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how are they doing it for $110 when oil itself is at least $11 per bottle and you need 9 of them. I would question what they're using. Unless you mean your indy is charging you $110 just for labor if you bring your own parts.... IMO that's way too expensive for an oil change.
If anyone is local and you bring me the parts ill do your oil change for $110. where else am i going to make $220 an hour? At that price ill quit my day job
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I just do it myself, lol.
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If anyone is local and you bring me the parts ill do your oil change for $110. where else am i going to make $220 an hour? At that price ill quit my day job
my thoughts exactly, I'll be happy to change someone's oil for $110. Nowhere can you make $220/hr, well I guess you can whore yourself out for $220 an hour....
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My indy goes for around $135 with a wash & vacuum.
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