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Old 08-02-2006, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how does your bmw dealer charge you to get a tune up for your car....... is $950 a fair price or not?????? thx....
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No its not fair unless ur rich and dont care about the money, i would say, get the required tune up items and do it at home. For eg: air filter, spark plugs, wires, synthetic oil, oil filter, fuel filter(if u think the car has enough miles than change the fuel filter), I think thats basically all u need for the tuneup, and at last chek all the fluids.

ask at the BMW parts store for a tune up kit, they have them and u can do the tune up home.

Hope it works out cheap for u

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Old 08-03-2006, 09:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Bm4u. It depends what they do or did. Last year, I had the spark plugs
and gas filter changed for $350 cdn. The plugs were very expensive
at $20 each or $120 for six. The gas filter was around $40. The rest
was labor.
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Yikes, sounds like you got ripped Black. Spark plugs from NAPA cost US$4 each. Gas filter from Bavarian Auto was US$20.
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I paid $12/apiece (*8) for sparks from autozone for NGK iridiums... just depends on the kind of spark plug you get.

You CAN get cheap spark plugs for 2.80 for bosch coppers or 5.99 for platinums, but why go cheap.
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Hootie. I could of bought the plugs for $16 cdn at
a local auto parts store but since the car was still
under warranty, I let them do for an extra $24.00.
I checked other parts stores and they were the same
price. I also could of saved about $100 total parts
and labor at an independent garage, but like I said,the
car was still under warranty and didn't want to take
chances. Now the plugs were the NGK Platinum
plugs that matched the engine. What type of plugs
did you use?
PS Remember these are Canadian prices at last years
exchange rate of around 20%.:
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Yeah, that's why I put the US in front of my prices, just so we could be clear. I usually buy Bosch single platinum tips. I can't say I've noticed a difference between the OEM plugs I pulled two years ago and the Bosch single and double platinums I've had since (I replaced one set of doubles because I was questioning a misfire... I was wrong, thank God). So when Nuke or someone else asks, "why go cheap?", the answer is, because even if there were an advantage to the more expensive iridium plugs, it's absolutely miniscule.
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