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Old 11-30-2012, 02:28 PM
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Location: Westchester NY and Boston MA
 
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Mein Auto: 2000 528i Sport Prem 5Spd
Here's how I see it;

$796.00 Oil Filter Housing gasket (Oil is leaking onto the block)
$4-500 is about right for that, it's involved and must be done

$610.00 Front Rotors and pads (I already knew that was going to be the case)
ask whoever else you go to for OEM parts, ~2 hours labor, should amount to about $400

$323.00 Rear Tires are at minimum spec (Had an idea that was the case)
You should be able to get decent tires at a tire retailer for about $130 each mounted and balanced

$180.00 Alignment (Had an idea that was the case)
Alignments are worth about $75 tops

$190.00 Rear Diff service (That was a little surprise)
To change the oil in the rear diff? it's $20 worth of diff oil and 30 minutes labor, tops. the diff in my car takes like 1.1 quarts

$165.00 Power Steering Fluid exchange (That was a little surprise)
that's outrageous

$165.00 Coolant Fluid exchange (This one is totally unnecessary as I replaced my radiator earlier this year)
I agree

$430.00 Fuel Filter replacement (This was a little surprise)
$40 for the filter (the good one) and an hour's labor is quite generous

$2,859.00
Total expense should be about $1,1-1,200 at a fairly pricey/reputable indy shop, which is worth it, but $2900 isn't

Best of luck
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