3L Coupe 07 (Black Cover) Major Service Costs?

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Post by Looney » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:38 am

So need to get a 'major' service done on the 3L zed, does the price differ much from the S54?

I bought the car a year ago and a 'service' was done and stamped but no receipt to see what was done, so i want to take the plunge and get a full look around sorted.

Any idea what to expect.

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Post by ph001 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:44 am

It should be significantly cheaper than an M, the key difference being the lack of requirement to check the valve clearances.
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Post by skelters » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:53 am

If you put your reg into the BMW servicing page on their website it gives you costs for oil changes / inspection I and II along with brake costs.

That'll give you an idea of costs and let you decide to go BMW or indy.
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Post by mr wilks » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:28 pm

Ins 2 on a Si covers very little by comparison to Ins2 on S54. No change of diff oil, gearbox oil or valve clearance check.
I wouldn't pay more than £250 for what is basically a oil & filter, air filter, plugs & possibly cabin filter if you're lucky.
The resr is just visual checks you get free with Mot
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Post by skelters » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:40 pm

You're also cheaper buying the servicing items and supplying them to the local indy if they're willing to do a labour only type deal.

That way you know exactly what's being used for the service.
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Post by Looney » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:56 pm

How do I find the list of items needed to service the car. I see lots on eBay but I want to stick with legit parts.

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Post by ph001 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:37 pm

If you ignore the checks, it really is very basic indeed. There is no requirement to change diff fluids or gearbox oils. Even the sparkplugs are mileage based. I also find it odd the the microfilter is given higher priority over the air cleaner element. There is no way I would follow this maintenance schedule... I would change sparkplugs every 40k, and air cleaner with every oil service.
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Post by ph001 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:42 pm

Here is a list of the service bits for a 3.0Si... viewtopic.php?f=2&t=105365&hilit=spark+plugs
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Post by Looney » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:05 pm

Ill just do it myself, at least i learn something, its not my M

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Post by ph001 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:12 pm

No probs. If you ignore mileage and time based items, Insp 1 is just the same as the oil service. Insp 2 just adds the air cleaner element
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Post by skelters » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:08 pm

I've bought servicing parts from https://www.carparts4less.co.uk/ in the past. They usually have a discount code on the website.

Oil and Filter from https://www.opieoils.co.uk/

Coil Packs might be worth replacing too ( as I mentioned on another thread).

Shop around for what you want though.
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Post by Capa » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:37 pm

It'll be a lot less as people above had said.

One thing that's worth mentioning is that I don't buy much into BMW service schedules and consider them pretty insufficient in a lot of circumstances.

From what I recall there's no service schedule for the SI to change the box oil, or the diff oil for example. Same with the electric water pump and so on.
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