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Old 04-30-2013, 01:04 AM
flyace20 flyace20 is offline
Location: Australia
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 54
Mein Auto: 2002 X5 4.4
Originally Posted by Prometheus View Post
I wouldn't service an x5 at home. You need the right tools, and a specialised BMW computer system for diagnostics, including a super clean environment (garage with hydraulic lift) to service the car and its sensitive components, many of which need to be dust free and cleaned with specialised fluids when opened. I don't pay $190AU per hr for a master BMW authorised mechanic for no reason. Proper service means your BMW will last many years with only minimal maintenance, which in the end, will cost you much less than if you tried DIY service, which for many, end in tears and a great loss in resale?

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Not so quick Prometheus, I have an X5 that had only been serviced at BMW by the previous owner and I can't tell you how many clips I've found broken, how many screws missing, inside the doors noise shield just ripped to pieces and left like that. They can be butchers some of those mechanics. Of course if you can't see it then you assume its been done right....right?
Garage with hydraulic lift is a bit of an overkill. I service myself and don't have half the fancy shmancy tools and equipment people say you need.
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