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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:19 AM
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Hi can I go to jiffy lube or one of those changing oil places to take my car,question is will they reset service error after changing oil....or does reset itself

Also how much does dealer charge for oil change?

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:43 AM
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Don't go to jiffy lube! Go online and research the horror stories on cheap cars let alone an E60.


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Old 06-02-2013, 09:45 AM
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Hi can I go to jiffy lube or one of those changing oil places to take my car,question is will they reset service error after changing oil....or does reset itself

Also how much does dealer charge for oil change?

Thanks
Go to an independent BMW specialist instead. Jiffy Lube is NOT worth the trouble.


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Old 06-02-2013, 11:18 AM
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My dealer only charges $79 for oil change - which is less than my indie can do it for using 8qts Mobil 1 0W-40
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:20 AM
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Most Jiffy/quick lubes do NOT have the correct oil. Yes, it is Synthetic - but cheap stuff like 10W-30 and not the specs required by BMW.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:57 AM
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+1 on them not having the correct oil. Avoid a problem and stay away.


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Old 06-02-2013, 12:15 PM
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Either DIY or take it to a indy.

Its very easy to do an oil change in a BMW. In fact, it's a LOT easier than with other cars. (Filter is easy to take out and the oil change does not requires any special tool except for the Oil Filter Cap wrench and a socket wrench)
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:47 PM
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Resetting the light is easy. Google it (you just use the odometer button and push it a certain way--no computer needed)

Anyone can change your oil--the question is are they idiots or not? I'd either do it myself, dealer, or good indy. Def. not one of those oil change places
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:05 PM
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I only have two dealers in my area and no Indy's that are "good" with BMW's

So the one dealer wants $101.99 (the other is $115.99) for an oil change but $34.95 if you bring your own stuff.

So I go to Walmart get two 5qt jugs of Mobil 1 O W 40 and I ordered 2 Mann OEM filters from amazon at $8 a piece

$22.47 x 3 Mobil 1 OW 40 $67.41
$8 x 2 Mann Filters $16
$34.95 x 2 $69.60

$153.01 I get two oil changes done at the dealership with a quart of OW 40 left over to top off in between oil changes.

Save $50 from just using the Castrol that the dealer uses AND I get a slightly better oil in the 0W 40.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:31 PM
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I have been changing my own oil since the mid 1960's, but I do not do it on the BMW!!

Let's face it, you have a "luxury" car. There is not all that much that has to be done on a regular basis so the cost is not too severe. Keep in mind that when you go to sell, documentation of service is very important. Keep in mind that MOST stealers have "specials" - check their website. you can get the job done the right way with the right materials for ~$70 to $80. If you do it yourself you will save ~$20. Big deal!! AND if they screw it up they will make good. Oh BTW you can make up the difference in coffee/donuts.

change the oil about 1or 2 times per year based on mileage and you will be ok. Certainly IF you put on mega mileage you will have to adjust, but the 15k as recommended seems high to me.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:18 AM
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Look for coupons on your dealer's website. I googled my dealer's service website, and if you browse sometimes they have coupons. Got mine done for $79, and it was going to be over $100 I think without it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:00 AM
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Hi can I go to jiffy lube or one of those changing oil places to take my car,question is will they reset service error after changing oil....or does reset itself

Also how much does dealer charge for oil change?

Thanks
It's thanks to people who don't know any better and want to save a few bucks that their cars have so many problems after going to an improper place for improper work.

The car's resale value gets hurt, and all BMW owners suffer.

Fortunately for you, a lot of people here want to help you out. So we're definitely looking after your investment as it impacts ours.

Please don't use Jiffy Lube. I personally think your bats to think you can.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:20 PM
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It's thanks to people who don't know any better and want to save a few bucks that their cars have so many problems after going to an improper place for improper work.

The car's resale value gets hurt, and all BMW owners suffer.

Fortunately for you, a lot of people here want to help you out. So we're definitely looking after your investment as it impacts ours.

Please don't use Jiffy Lube. I personally think your bats to think you can.
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They still haven't learned their lesson Jiffy lube.
They had years to clean up their act and still continue to act up. STAY AWAY from Jiffy Lube with your BMW's guys, It's for your own good:
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:08 PM
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+ 22,000,000
They still haven't learned their lesson Jiffy lube.
They had years to clean up their act and still continue to act up. STAY AWAY from Jiffy Lube with your BMW's guys, It's for your own good:
Thanks for posting that!
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