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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: indianapolis, Indiana
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the dealers use full sythetic 5W30 "BMW oil" made by Castrol. that does eem a little high for just an oil service. you can request just eh oil and filter change and not the whole service. in the service they of course change the oil and filter, check brake pad thikness,top up the fluids, change the micro filter, reset the service lights, and stamp the service book. they will also check and adjust the tire pressure however that is not mandatory so there is no garauntee. if you just request the oil and filter change thast all you get. sometimes they will reset the service lights if there is one green light or less, but that is only becasue they assume that the customer would want it reset if they didn't.
if you decide not to use the dealer i'd still get a BMW oil filter and oil. but i think maybe they quoted you an inspection and not an oil service.