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Thread: Free BMW Maintenance for a YEAR??

  1. #1
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    Default Free BMW Maintenance for a YEAR??

    Who has paid the most in the last year keeping their cherished Bimmer on the road in camparison to the value of their car?
    Come on - Who loves their care the most - regardless of sensibility???

    My list is as follows....


    Head Gasket + Head Skim
    Full Exhaust
    Fan and Clutch Fan
    Battery
    Full set (5) tires (Goodyear)
    Plus many other smaller jobs.
    Total cost 1700+ ( $3200? )
    Plus another 400 ($700) to get through the MOT!
    and the car?
    a 1988 530i value - 1000 if Im lucky...
    Last edited by ZimZimmer; 03-12-2004 at 09:45 AM.

  2. #2
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    Default That is just the tip of the iceberg.

    A mechanic I go to from time to time says that people spend on ave of $3500/yr. Whether you believe this or not, that's another story.

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    Default I spent about $2,500 last year

    Most work was to bring the car up to standards as I just purchased it in January 2003. I expect about the same this year as i will have new items such as strut arms etc.

    New tires
    replace cd changer
    plugs and valve cover gasket
    full maintainance and all fluids
    lots more I cannot remmenber
    lots of detailing supplies and tools!


    Quote Originally Posted by ZimZimmer
    Who has paid the most in the last year keeping their cherished Bimmer on the road in camparison to the value of their car?
    Come on - Who loves their care the most - regardless of sensibility???

    My list is as follows....


    Head Gasket + Head Skim
    Full Exhaust
    Fan and Clutch Fan
    Battery
    Full set (5) tires (Goodyear)
    Plus many other smaller jobs.
    Total cost 1700+ ( $3200? )
    Plus another 400 ($700) to get through the MOT!
    and the car?
    a 1988 530i value - 1000 if Im lucky...
    Last edited by Russell; 03-12-2004 at 10:32 AM. Reason: changes
    Thanks,

    1995 525i Auto, M50TU 2.5L, EAT chip, 1/95 build, USA, 205/65/15 tires, ASC+T, HID, lumbar, EC Mirror, BMW Alpine 5 radio with BMW-Pioneer CD Changer, abt 236k miles, Oxford Green/Parchment

  4. #4
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    Feb 2004
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    Default

    new power steering pump
    inspection 2 at BMW Phil.
    tie rods, stab links
    front shocks
    thrust arm bushings
    front & rear damper pads
    secondary clutch
    fuel hose
    alternator hose
    muffler support
    valve cover gasket
    timing belt & full detailing at BMW Phil
    Last edited by jplacson; 03-12-2004 at 09:03 PM.

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