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Old 11-15-2012, 10:12 AM is offline
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REALLY?? I wish I know it earlier.

Originally Posted by halltristan View Post
In comparisons too, let me tell you what I have done within the last week:

spark plugs: - $50
brake fluid flush on two BMWs - $30
Coolant flush: $40
power steering flush on two BMWs - $18
Clean Mass air sensor on two BMWs - $8
Air filter: $15
Cabin Filter: $22
Fuel injector cleaner: $5

TOTAL: $188.00

I am by no means a mechanic but this stuff really isn't hard. Plenty of DIY instruction here; just spend an hour or so when you have the chance and learn a little.
Glad to hear that you save a lot money doing things yourself. I spend a long time searching for this kind of information online, but couldn't find the right tutorial. I guess I am not using the right key word when searching.

I am totally support DIY, last DIY on my X3 was the sun roof tilt problem. Thanks to this forum member's instruction. It probably saved over a thousand bucks.

I have no idea spark plug and break flush can be so cheap. I did both with this time repair. spark plug cost over 400 at dealer, and the break flush cost me 128 at an indy shop.

While lessons learned, where did you find all this instructions? "sticky it forward" in this forum?
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