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Old 05-16-2011, 07:46 AM
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Oil change.

Rather than spend over $200 on a dealer oil change on my 2006 M5
What's the difference going to a jiffy lube and making them put the high end oil in.

What's special ?? Is it not still oil and filter replacement?
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:25 AM
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with my '93 850 I used to have a local in&out oil change place do mine (same place did/does my annual safety inspections) - I just needed to give 'em a couple days notice so that they could get the correct filter & oil (perhaps your local place will let you take in your own oil and filter..??) - that said, I've got an appointment to have my dealership do a change on 7 June, at my expense. I'm planning on a 4000+ driving trip to the West Coast and I've had the car over 7k miles without one. will be time for a BMW-pick-up-the-cost for another when I get back.

with my M5 I just feel more comfortable having the dealership do the change - I've also got a spare tire that I want them to check for proper fit, front and rear, while it's up on their lift - also up on a lift is a good place to check tire wear
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:15 AM
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M motors require engine oil that is specifically developed for M engines Ö... 9 Quarts of Castrol 10W-60. From on-line retailers the oil and filter kit runs about $145.00 +Tax. You may have it done at anywhere as long as it's the correct oil and the shop knows what they are doing.

But if you want to go Jiffy route Ö.. It's your car, do as you please.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:46 PM
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Classic BMW Plano quotes $550
BMW of Dallas quoted $260 for the same car........ Go figure, @ Mustaine can you furnish me the link to the online retailer?

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Old 05-16-2011, 03:10 PM
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Just plug in -

Part Number - PKE60M5OIL
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:13 PM
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Classic BMW Plano quotes $550
BMW of Dallas quoted $260 for the same car........ Go figure, @ Mustaine can you furnish me the link to the online retailer?

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Who's your advisor at Classic? $550 can't be right. Even Differential Fluid - Booster/583 is not that much.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:56 PM
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Woman on the service desk plugged it into her computer.
U hardly get a live person to talk to
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:49 AM
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Woman on the service desk plugged it into her computer.
U hardly get a live person to talk to
yes, it's hard to speak directly with a SA but after leaving a message there is always a "call-back" (as I've seen them usually with a client, on the phone or running back and forth to the service bays)

whomever you spoke with didn't fully understand what it was that you wanted (an oil/filter change) because the going rate for that service at a Dealership is $200 (I've already check the price for my 7 June appointment and that's what it is)

Classic BMW of Plano has been rated by Roundel Magazine as the #3 Dealership in the US (?) and I would suggest that you had some sort of miscommunication when talking with them - try again, if you're still interested in that work
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:29 AM
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@mustaine .... Apparently it included air filter too. Known as an air silencer.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:16 AM
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@mustaine .... Apparently it included air filter too. Known as an air silencer.
I'm confused .... the kit info I provided you has everything .... Oil, filter, gaskets, washers. Again, it has everything you need to perform an oil service.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:07 AM
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Thanks @mustaine but while going to work the electronic dipstick read -0.1l whack freaked me out so I went to the stealer 350 for oil and oil filter change. $150 for air filter change.
Will definitely be doing self help next year.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:20 AM
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well just to get this correct in my own mind, I called Classic and they quoted me the price of $387 + tax for an oil/filter change - I suggest you either find some other place or do it yourself..

CORRECTION #1

I had called Classic yesterday ref the cost of an oil/filter change and a Rep just got back to me today (3pm) - he said the $387+ price is for the factory full service change, which includes other filters and services - an oil/filter only, get back on the road and go, is just under $150

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:04 AM
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Thanks @mustaine but while going to work the electronic dipstick read -0.1l whack freaked me out so I went to the stealer 350 for oil and oil filter change. $150 for air filter change.
Will definitely be doing self help next year.

Cool. Well, for S85 to burn oil is normal (no need to alarm unless itís burning at a very fast rate). I would advise to always have a quart of Castrol 10W-60 handy and whenever the sensor tells that oil is low, just add less than a quart ( about 7.5/10 not to overfill). It costs $12.XX at the stealership
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:10 PM
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see the add to post #12 above
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:45 PM
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Thanks @mustaine but while going to work the electronic dipstick read -0.1l whack freaked me out so I went to the stealer 350 for oil and oil filter change. $150 for air filter change.
Will definitely be doing self help next year.
Does $350.00 included a full oil service as MI55LE is suggesting?
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:09 PM
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Both classic and BMW of Dallas were in the $378 range for oil change only.
The online cost alone for oil and oil filter is $145 plus tax so no way $150 is for just oil change.
I paid an extra $150 to get both air filters changed.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:33 PM
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It's an easy DIY and it gives you a chance to take a look under there and make sure everything looks right. I can't tell you how many times I have found other things wrong while doing an oil change. Also this way you know the right oil and filter was used.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:33 AM
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Both classic and BMW of Dallas were in the $378 range for oil change only.
The online cost alone for oil and oil filter is $145 plus tax so no way $150 is for just oil change.
I paid an extra $150 to get both air filters changed.
did you not read what I've posted ? a Classic SA called me direct yesterday and explained the $300+ vs the $150 charge difference for an oil/filter service

I've got mine scheduled so would suggest you go the route with which you're most comfortable

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