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Old 04-29-2013, 09:06 PM
Tanny Tanny is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 530i LCI
Originally Posted by Prometheus View Post
The components requiring professional 'flush' are all those that contains oils, hydraulic fluids and other fluids. My mechanic said that unless you're a qualified BMW service engineer, you run the risk of servicing your car improperly. It's your choice. It's a risk you take in servicing your own car. A mechanics background however, if you have one, would of course help, but BMW cars, like Mercedes, are designed differently and include subtle interrelationships between separate parts that would not be known to people who have not been educated about them.

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living in perth myself here...I have some friends that are mechanics and their friends are the apprentices at BMW. For all the flushing stuff, it is done by the apprentices. The only time they use the proper tech is to do programing or specialised work such as removing suspension parts and the sort. General car servicing work has and will always be done by apprentices. Took my E65 to West Coast BMW couple of months ago. Charged me 3 hrs labour and didnt find the fault or fix it. I ended up hooking my laptop up to it and doing it myself. They even recommended I go to the smaller shops as they had better expertise. Did not make sense to me.
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