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Old 10-05-2010, 04:34 PM
fedexboxes fedexboxes is offline
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Need help!! 100,000 miles Maintenance Repairs??

2001 BMW X5 with 100k miles. Only repairs done is fuel pump. Now, i have the oil and coolant leaks. I have taken it into a shop and they want to perform work with estimate including tax of $3,648. Is the actual amount going to be less or higher than estimate and how much more would raise a red flag? Any opinions welcomed!

The following is what would be done:
Check for oil leaks. - UPPER TIMING COVER X5 4.4

Labor $1,089.00

Parts: $180.06

Labor: $1,089.00

Job $1,269.06

1) Check for coolant leak, expansion tank leaking recommend replace all hoses.

Labor performed on this job: Parts required on this job:

Labor $297.00

Parts: $442.34

Labor: $297.00

Job $739.34

2) Replace CV boot, left front.

Labor performed on this job: Parts required on this job:

Labor $277.20

Parts: $81.50

Labor: $277.20

Job $358.70

3) Replace drive belts.

Labor performed on this job: Parts required on this job:

Labor $99.00

Parts: $95.80

Labor: $99.00

Job $194.80

4) Replace front strut arm bushings.

Labor performed on this job: Parts required on this job:

Labor $160.38

Parts: $129.75

Labor: $160.38

Job $290.13

5) Replace both flex disc front & rear drive shafts.

Labor performed on this job: Parts required on this job:

Labor $338.58

Parts: $293.71

Labor: $338.58

Job $632.29

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Old 10-07-2010, 12:20 PM
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obviously, the tag is reasonable to them. the dealer's charge for a battery replacement is $485. i dropped my '05 E53 for the 90K Insp. I on monday...thus far, still in the shop; i wonder what other unnecessarily necessary craps are added on to the bill. anyways, just enjoying the anemic loaner '11 328i.
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:42 PM
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Anyone done these types of repairs? Are they similar in price? Also, is the estimate expected to be higher once the work is completed? (When do i raise the red flag).
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:26 PM
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290 views and just 1 response? post can't be more specific than this. anyone??
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:48 AM
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I can advice on the Expansion Tank, I had mine done for $350.00 at the stealership.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:09 PM
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Time to become a member of Xoutpost.com and read up on www.e38.org, do some SEARCHING and learn how to do all this stuff yourself. I personalyl recommend a COMPLETE cooling system overhaul at 100k...radiator, waterpump, thermostat, hoses, expansion tank, valley pan gasket, sparkplugs, precat 02 sensors, and maybe even the MAF.
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PERFORMANCE:///M5 6spd conv., Iron sleeves, L/W Teflon coated pistons, 3 angle valvejob, P&P head, cams, electric fan, CF intake tube w/aluminum heatshield, Magnaflow 14816'd
INTERIOR:
Hardwired V1 above rearview, 12" RE Audio DVC sub, MTX 81000D, silver trim, 5% tint
EXTERIOR:19" Beyern Mesh staggered, Shadowline kidneys, Axxis pads
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:04 AM
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Had the same work done as you described at and I have problems with coolant leak, we are trading it.....
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:30 AM
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I can hear Suzy Orman now "The losses you're going to lose on the trade-in value coupled with the dealership profits they'll make on the new car will outweight the price of your repairs", which definately sounds like the case in this situation. To each their own though.
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PERFORMANCE:///M5 6spd conv., Iron sleeves, L/W Teflon coated pistons, 3 angle valvejob, P&P head, cams, electric fan, CF intake tube w/aluminum heatshield, Magnaflow 14816'd
INTERIOR:
Hardwired V1 above rearview, 12" RE Audio DVC sub, MTX 81000D, silver trim, 5% tint
EXTERIOR:19" Beyern Mesh staggered, Shadowline kidneys, Axxis pads
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:21 PM
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belts, bushings and cv boot are are legit....if you vehicle ain't leaking coolant...wait till it does....it's not going to be catastrophic as long as the hoses look in decent shape...if you are leaking oil from the heads and it's dripping all over fix it, if not, leave it..no harm....driveshaft...when it goes your car won't go forward....fix when it breaks or if it shows lots of wear.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:26 PM
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oops....didn't read the diagnosis....find an independent and save $....hose replacement not a bad idea if you want to keep another 100K,,,,
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:52 PM
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In a similar situation. Do the immediate fixes first like the oil leaks, belts and hoses. Anything you could do yourself is a good way to start. This site has been helpful to me. Good luck!
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