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boostina3
29-11-2012, 11:57 AM
Service One-

Make sure your sitting..............
£780.00 not including VAT

Maybe I'm just being silly but back in the states services were no where near that much !

Anyone know of a good independent shop in Cornwall?

Just came across a very nice guy (Andrew) who has some good posts on E36 forums :)

Dave P
29-11-2012, 12:39 PM
old post but may be worth a look,

http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8610

boostina3
29-11-2012, 12:49 PM
old post but may be worth a look,

http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8610

Thank you Dave :cheers2:

I will look into them

paulm3
29-11-2012, 03:57 PM
That is stupid price! my local BMW Stealer where I used to work is about £350ish insp 1, £700 insp 2 normal prices. (Cotswold BMW)

Try and find a decent local indy on other BMW forums too.

I think there is no point taking it to a dealer and paying 2/3 times as much as a decent indy unless you want/must have the BMW stamp in the book and/or you have BMW warranty still running on the car (which is now pretty pointless anyway due to having huge excess's)

Jimmer
29-11-2012, 05:35 PM
Hi Gordon,

JMW Autotechnic in Grampound Road are excellent I use no-one else for mine.

Cheers,

Jim

Spooks
29-11-2012, 08:00 PM
That is a scandalous price for a glorified oil change!

You should have told them they are well over priced, drank your free coffee, used their toilet facilities then left!

paulm3
29-11-2012, 08:36 PM
That is a scandalous price for a glorified oil change!

You should have told them they are well over priced, drank your free coffee, used their toilet facilities then left!


And taken as many as possible glossy brochures from the stand for your 'toilet read' :)

Fat Tony
29-11-2012, 08:50 PM
That is a scandalous price for a glorified oil change!

This comment threw me for a moment. I was under the impression that both Inspection 1 and Inspection 2 services included checking the valve tolerances... is that not the case, or is the difference here that we're referring to an S54 rather than an S50?

Spooks
29-11-2012, 09:47 PM
And taken as many as possible glossy brochures from the stand for your 'toilet read' :)

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that one :thumbsup:

Spooks
29-11-2012, 09:54 PM
This comment threw me for a moment. I was under the impression that both Inspection 1 and Inspection 2 services included checking the valve tolerances... is that not the case, or is the difference here that we're referring to an S54 rather than an S50?

Interesting one that. I always thought it was only on in Inspection II but actually think it is both I and II where they should be checked and adjusted - whether or not they are is another question, hence my comment!

Is your Indy doing them on your Insp I Tony?

paulm3
29-11-2012, 10:31 PM
Only inspection 2 is shims, you should drop the car off day before so engine is stone cold to do them.

- think I may b wrong -

Spooks
29-11-2012, 10:36 PM
Only inspection 2 is shims, you should drop the car off day before so engine is stone cold to do them.

Just looked in my service manual and it says both - not sure if S50 is the same?

paulm3
29-11-2012, 10:40 PM
Found this--

Inspection 1:
The inspection one is a more in depth service, and is carried out as per BMW specifications. Some vehicles are required to be delivered to us the night before so that their engines are stone cold when worked upon.
Oil Change
Oil Filter Change
Microfilter Change*
Rocker Cover Gasket Change*
*Where applicable.

Inspection 2:
The inspecition 2 is the most in depth maintenance service available. Again, we only use BMW Lubricants and Parts in the service. We require all Inspection 2 customers to leave the car with us overnight, as the valve train must be stone cold when adjusted.

Oil & Filter Change
Castrol Edge / BMW Approved Oil
Rocker Cover Gasket Change
Microfilter Change
Spark / Glow Plugs*
Fuel Filter
Air Filter
BMW Approved Differential Oil
BMW Approved Gearbox Oil
*Where applicable.

Fat Tony
29-11-2012, 11:02 PM
Is your Indy doing them on your Insp I Tony?

They are indeed, Sir. And thankfully asked for the car to be delivered the day before. Always reassuring when they know that :)

I have a feeling that I may have read on here that the valve check at both I and II services wasn't always the case. Or maybe somebody mentioned it to me at Silverstone Classic. God, my memory gets worse by the day, lol

Spooks
29-11-2012, 11:07 PM
Found this--

Inspection 1:
The inspection one is a more in depth service, and is carried out as per BMW specifications. Some vehicles are required to be delivered to us the night before so that their engines are stone cold when worked upon.
Oil Change
Oil Filter Change
Microfilter Change*
Rocker Cover Gasket Change*
*Where applicable.

Inspection 2:
The inspecition 2 is the most in depth maintenance service available. Again, we only use BMW Lubricants and Parts in the service. We require all Inspection 2 customers to leave the car with us overnight, as the valve train must be stone cold when adjusted.

Oil & Filter Change
Castrol Edge / BMW Approved Oil
Rocker Cover Gasket Change
Microfilter Change
Spark / Glow Plugs*
Fuel Filter
Air Filter
BMW Approved Differential Oil
BMW Approved Gearbox Oil
*Where applicable.

That would imply II only then - where is that from?

paulm3
29-11-2012, 11:11 PM
Thorney Motorsport website M service bit...

http://www.thorneymotorsport.co.uk/services/bmw-servicing.shtml

boostina3
30-11-2012, 08:04 AM
Hi Gordon,

JMW Autotechnic in Grampound Road are excellent I use no-one else for mine.

Cheers,

Jim


Thanks Jim,

I called them yesterday after Dave posted the link to your earlier post.

Fat Tony
30-11-2012, 08:52 AM
Hmmm, so it seems that some places do check the valve tolerances at both Inspection I and II, while others only at Inspection II.

I'm happy to have them checked for the peace of mind anyway. You know what I'm like for worrying about things :lol:

boostina3
30-11-2012, 08:58 AM
Hmmm, so it seems that some places do check the valve tolerances at both Inspection I and II, while others only at Inspection II.

I'm happy to have them checked for the peace of mind anyway. You know what I'm like for worrying about things :lol:

I worry all the time as well. Today on the way to work I asked my girlfriend do you here that noise?

She said I was crazy lol as one of our dogs in the back moved on the their cover and I was panicking!!


(Yes we put both our dogs in the boot and bring them to work) :thumbsup:

Spooks
30-11-2012, 09:05 AM
Hmmm, so it seems that some places do check the valve tolerances at both Inspection I and II, while others only at Inspection II.

I'm happy to have them checked for the peace of mind anyway. You know what I'm like for worrying about things :lol:

It certainly won't hurt, just makes it an expensive job for peace of mind!

If you check the service book it should be in there after the stamping pages - shows lots of dots for what each service covers. In my S54 book its under Inspection I as something like "check valve clearances and adjust if necessary" and then Inspection II says, "same as Inspection II" plus I think spark plugs and diff oil for the MC.

Dave P
30-11-2012, 12:02 PM
as said shims checked on both Inspection I and II services

ZiggyCol
30-11-2012, 04:17 PM
They are indeed, Sir. And thankfully asked for the car to be delivered the day before. Always reassuring when they know that :)



Tony

Do you mind me asking where you get yours serviced ?

Fat Tony
30-11-2012, 04:54 PM
Tony

Do you mind me asking where you get yours serviced ?

Not at all, mate. I've been using Autohaus Diagnostics (http://www.autohausdiagnostics.co.uk/), over in York. I've found cheaper BMW indies in Leeds, but I've been really impressed with Craig and Mike - a really nice setup and 2 honest chaps that I'm more than happy to leave my pride and joy with :thumbsup:

Chopper has used them recently as well, and when I phoned to book mine in last week, they had another MC for service too.

ZiggyCol
04-12-2012, 03:51 PM
Thanks Tony

ALways good to know of recommended alternatives.

I've been using GC Motors in Harrogate. I've been impressed with their service and knowledge which inspires confidence and the array of all sorts of exotica in their workshop adds to their credibility. But they are not especially cheap !

Fat Tony
04-12-2012, 04:40 PM
Good to know thanks Col.

By way of a comparison on price, Autohaus Diagnostics have quoted "just under £500 including VAT" for Inspection I (with valve clearance check), replacing the transmission fluid with (supplied) Amsoil MTF and replacing the VANOS seals/bolts/filter with (supplied) kit, while giving the car a thorough check over.

alpina123
04-02-2013, 12:38 PM
http://www.bmwandminispecialistcornwall.co.uk/

boostina3
05-02-2013, 10:18 AM
http://www.bmwandminispecialistcornwall.co.uk/

Thanks for that ^

I rang them but felt more comfortable with JMW in Truro and another coupe owner uses them :)

http://www.jmwautotechnic.co.uk/

boostina3
23-10-2013, 07:57 PM
So chaps I recently went to their service department for a few bits and ill eat my hat.
The parts guys are ace and always very helpful :yesnod:

boostina3
20-11-2013, 06:08 PM
Bit of a rant now chaps:

How much should a front wheel a alignment cost 30,40,50, 60?

100?


Nope 220 plus :rofl:

ian
20-11-2013, 07:52 PM
Looks like you have been charged for the BMW four wheel alignment - only problem is that there is no adjustment on the rear for the MC so you have been "had"!

boostina3
20-11-2013, 08:48 PM
Looks like you have been charged for the BMW four wheel alignment - only problem is that there is no adjustment on the rear for the MC so you have been "had"!

O mate, I didn't do it. There is a speciality shop that can do a full camber/toe and corner set adjustment for 100:yesnod:

ian
21-11-2013, 06:41 PM
Good on you - I find that my standard tyre co is fine on wheel alignment.