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Old 09-24-2012, 11:20 AM
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07 328i Oil change / rear brake change price

Well the good news is that when I took my car into dealership to get an oil change it said I had 6000 miles left. The bad news is that it recommended a rear brake change so I was curious what the price was to do that, $134 for oil change, $475 for rear brake change without rotors, $725 for rear brake change with rotors...

Holy toleto!

What kind of super-brakes are they trying to put on that bad boy lol
was like $60 for rear brakes for my RSX and I could change it myself, service tech at dealership said it is not recommended to change the brakes urself because you could damage the sensors and then it will be in the $1000's to fix... WHAA?
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:13 PM
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I've paid more like $400 - $450 for pads and rotors, $70 for synthetic oil change at my favorite tire shop.

Time to identify an indy or let a local tire shop do this.

I'm not a DIY guy but you will read that BMW brakes are not a difficult DIY if you are so inclined.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:41 PM
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Well the good news is that when I took my car into dealership to get an oil change it said I had 6000 miles left. The bad news is that it recommended a rear brake change so I was curious what the price was to do that, $134 for oil change, $475 for rear brake change without rotors, $725 for rear brake change with rotors...

Holy toleto!

What kind of super-brakes are they trying to put on that bad boy lol
was like $60 for rear brakes for my RSX and I could change it myself, service tech at dealership said it is not recommended to change the brakes urself because you could damage the sensors and then it will be in the $1000's to fix... WHAA?
its no different than any other car to change the brakes.

find a good indy nearby www.bimrs.org

this is how much the parts should cost, ballpark:
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-28...328i-2007.aspx
all OEM, 460 for
front discs
rear discs
front pads
rear pads
front and rear sensors
quart of brake fluid for a flush
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:44 PM
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Yea but the tech said their are sensors that I could damage if I did it myself.. Hrmm well maybe I will look at the DIY and do it. But I looked at the parts when I saw his computer and the parts alone were upwards of $300, that is retarded, they using super brakes?
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:08 PM
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Uhmm, let's just say that's pretty steep even for a dealer. If you've changed brakes on the RSX, you should be able to do all of the stuff the dealer is recommending yourself. Actually, the oil change is easier on the Bimmer compared to the Acura, as the filter is on top. Should be b/tw $50-$70 max in parts (oil, filter, gaskets) and easiest oil chg I've ever done. Assuming you're using OEM BMW parts for the brakes, you're probably looking at $300-ish, maybe less, in parts (2 rotors, pads, sensors). Sorry, but the tech is wanting to have you part with quite a bit of your money, there is nothing hard about replacing the brake sensor. Do a search as someone suggested and do everything yourself. If you don't feel comfortable, take it to an Indy as someone posted above, as well. Either way, you'll save some $$$ compared to that dealer.

on that dealer's pricing.
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Yea but the tech said their are sensors that I could damage if I did it myself.. Hrmm well maybe I will look at the DIY and do it. But I looked at the parts when I saw his computer and the parts alone were upwards of $300, that is retarded, they using super brakes?
take a look at the link i posted. thats for OEM parts...
dealership will charge dealership prices.

there is nothing magical about a brake job on a bmw. the sensors i can only guess he is talking about are 15 bucks a pop, the brake wear sensors
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:01 PM
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i got a quote from indy shop... front and rear brake,rotor and sensor for 965 (including taxes)
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:42 PM
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Go visit some of our vendors for rotor/pad pricing but Brembo and Zimmerman are OEM for many BMWs.
Pads are your call but the new factory pads don't dust much so I would check those prices too, otherwise if you want low dust check Akebono Euro pads.
The sensors the shop talks about are the left front and right rear. Once you take the wheel off you need to take the caliper housing off if you are replacing the rotors which on BMWs you usually have to do because they are soft and are a wear item. You first take the calipers off which is nothing but two bolts to loosen that are Loctited so expect to use some force the first time. Once those are out the wear sensor is just in the pad area in the back. A small flat blade screw driver and being careful will allow you to reuse it. The pads are pretty easy to pop in and out. About the only tricky part of the job is getting the rattle spring back on. There are many DIYs on this and I think some You Tubes too. BMW brakes are some of the easiest to change.
I changed my 335 brakes over to Cool Carbons in about 2 hours taking my time and just being careful. I would guess you would be looking at 3 hours to do the total job. Only special tool is the Allen socket wrench to remove the Allen bolt that holds the rotor to the hub...
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:45 PM
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sensor wire is $12, I don't think my car ever had the rotors replaced, just the pads. now at 130k miles went through 2 pads change.
Also if you have idrive, I find the "estimate" to be off, it could be at 6k for year(s), someone needs to visually inspect the pad thickness.
I am member of bmwcca.org (anyone can join w/$45 yearly membership for magazine) and can get 20% discount off parts from BMW dealership (check your local one) so I get the pads there and had independent mechanic install them.
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take a look at the link i posted. thats for OEM parts...
dealership will charge dealership prices.

there is nothing magical about a brake job on a bmw. the sensors i can only guess he is talking about are 15 bucks a pop, the brake wear sensors
Maybe he's blowing smoke about the ABS wheel speed sensors.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:29 PM
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Maybe he's blowing smoke about the ABS wheel speed sensors.
... i cant imagine someone botching a brake job so badly as to damage the wheel speed sensor... and thats 75 bucks.

i would wager more on FUD...
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