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Old 06-21-2013, 04:38 AM
Ptpnyc Ptpnyc is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 x5
Necessary 2004 X5 4.4 maintenance requested by mechanic??

I just recently posted that I bought my first BMW off of my friend. The truck was well maintained (61k miles) and no history of any issues.
So I decided to go to an out of dealer import specialist mechanic referred to me for a thorough checkup and start my own file on my BMW. I wanted to know what maintenance I should do to keep this truck in tiptop shape so it can last a long time for its new owner. Here is what he recommended and the prices.

- FRONT BRAKE PADS WORN MORE THAN 80%.PARTS $110 + LABOR $95 TOTALING $205
- AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FILTER AND ATF FLUID CHANGE RECOMMENDED.PARTS $361 + LABOR $142 TOTAL $503.
- 4X4 TRANSFER CASE, FRONT AND REAR GEAR DIFF FLUID CHANGE DUE.FLUID $113 + LABOR $114 TOTALING $227
- ENGINE VALVE COVER GASKETS LEAKING MOTOR OIL. VALVE COVER AND BREATHER***160;HOSE SYSTEM UPDATE REQUIRED BY BMW TO BE PERFORMED AT THE SAME TIME TO***160;REDUCE FUTURE ENGINE OIL LEAK AGGRAVATION.PARTS $1005 + LABOR $522 TOTALING $1527
- POWER STEERING COOLER, SUCTION, RETURN AND HIGH PRESSURE HOSES***160;SWELLING AND BEGINING TO LEAK HYDRAULIC FLUID. POWER STEERING FILTER AND***160;STEERING FLUID CHANGE REQUIRED AT THE SAME TIME.PARTS $552 + LABOR $133 TOTALING $685
- FRONT AND REAR BRAKE HOSES DRY ROTTING.PARTS $243 + LABOR $133 TOTALING $376.

I am new to the BMW world. The car currently is driving great.
I am not sure if these are the typical maintenance/repairs done at 61k miles or he is just sees me coming from a while away and wants me to open my wallet up
If so are these prices fair???

Any advice would be great.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:07 PM
MrNeef MrNeef is offline
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Mein Auto: E60 535i
I'm lookin to pick up the exact car as a winter/daily so I don't put so many miles on my FBO e60 535i

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