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Old 05-07-2009, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2006 M3 Inspection II

I'm scheduled to take my 2006 M3 to the dealer for "Inspection II". I've read up on the service and have heard mixed views on the necessity of the dealer to perform the service. My car has 46k so the warranty has already lapsed. Is there any benefit of having the dealer complete the service (and paying the $700)???...or should I just complete the service and save a ton of money? Any input is greatly appreciated.

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No benefit having the dealer do it. However, that sounds pretty reasonable for dealer prices. I'd heard $1850, $1500, etc. for E46 M3 inspection II. Another option is to take it to an independent shop. If you want to DIY, keep in mind that you'll have to inspect and adjust the valves.

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Whereabouts are you located? Someone on here near to you might be able to give you a heads-up on a good independent shop to do it for you.
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I'm located in North Jersey...right outside of Manhatten in case someone knows someone local.

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As a matter of fact, yes, we have a couple of places.

For top-flight service, visit RPM North. They're in long island, and in case you ever want to go REALLY fast with your M3, they're the ones to talk to.

RoadsterMadness has another local mechanic near Oceanside, Long Island that he really likes.

I live on the upper east side, 1st ave in the upper 80s.
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would definately take it to an independent bmw shop, saves you at least 20% in cost just make sure they use oem bmw parts.
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You really want to send him to long island? What about the tolls. GW bridge, triborough and back. And then what does he do when the car is being serviced? Sit around one of the most expensive places on the east coast all day? You are crazy. Try open road bmw in edison. They are pretty reputable. Long Island is so far from Jersey. And the traffic, forget about it. You should do the service because it will save you money in the future and keep your car running in good shape. There is a reason that BMW came up with these services at certain intervals. You have to pay to play.
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