Service cost & Intervals

"M" Specific discussion
Post Reply
User avatar
wonkydonkey
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 1355
Joined: Sat May 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Location: Somerset

Service cost & Intervals

Post by wonkydonkey » Wed May 05, 2021 10:47 pm

srhutch wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 10:36 pm So sound much like myself, more than competent and willing to do all servicing yourself, but know that if/when you come to self that self service will affect selling. There will be a point in time though that I would like to think I can service myself without affecting its value. The old boys with their TR6’s for example I would expect are self serviced for example.
I daresay if a seller has owned a vehicle for 5+ years, servicing it themselves the whole time (with receipts to back it up), and the car still looks and runs well, you'd have some confidence in that person's abilities. A conversation about the jobs they've undertaken and a glance around their garage (for decent tools and tidy surroundings) would probably add to that good feeling. There are definitely some questionable-yet-brave home mechanics out there who might have a bash at re-shimming an S54 using 5p coins though, so it does make it more hit and miss than a reputable independent, I would say!
Previous:
~2006 Z4MR in Silver Grey
~2003 3.0i E85 in Sterling Grey

Click here for the Sticky Steering thread
<My name is James>

Status
Member
Member
Posts: 363
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:37 pm

Service cost & Intervals

Post by Status » Sun May 09, 2021 8:12 am

Get my oil from opie oils costs about £55 and the filter about £8 as it’s the same as the one from the bm dealer which they charge over fifteen quid for,I do an oil and filter change on my M yearly even though it doesn’t require one as oil deteriates sitting there and engines like clean oil,all the other stuff gets done if it needs it or book says it’s time,why some of you go to a bm main dealer i can work that one out,must have more money than sense,£199 for oil and filter change,garage I go to will do that for a lot less using correct oil and stamp yer book,they are vat registered and I get my van serviced there and that’s still under warranty as for these engines I keep hearing how good they are but as I keep reading about Vanos and shells getting done even just for preventative measures makes me think they are not that good compared to other engines where you don’t have all that worry although my M is a low mileage car and I’ll only do bits if they need it,as they say if it ain’t broke and if anyone wants their car looked at without getting ripped of by a main dealer the garage I use is based Essex and they fix any car that’s out there from prestige to old bangers,got four wheel alignment,mot bay,proper old school mechanics that have kept up with the times and invested in equipment and their staff

Post Reply