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    60k miles inspection 2 service

    hey guys!

    i just called around BMW bellevue, seattle, & northwest(in fife) to get a price quote on 60k miles inspection 2 service for my 99 528i.

    guess what? hahahaha there are few hundred dollars differences between all above dealers' service dept.

    here is what i've found out few minutes ago;
    1. bellevue wants $950+tax
    2. seattle wants $850+tax
    3. northwest wants $755+tax

    as you can see from above, the bmw bellevue is charging nearly $200 more for the same service, assuming the fact that they all go by the same bmw NA inspection2 list.

    my car hasn't reached 60k miles yet, it's still at 54k miles as of today.

    i guess i will bring in my bimmer to the place where i bought mine originally, bmw northwest, when the time comes.....

    what do you guys think?


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    Inspection II

    I'd also call Car Tender in Seattle or Eastside Bavarian in Issaquah.

    And be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Some might add for things like spark plugs, differential fluid replacement, O2 sensors, or brake fluid replacement... things suggested at different intervals.

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    Take it to an import mechanic...

    pay him for 1 hour labor. Tell him you want a "used" vehicle inspection. Every major component must be checked. Tell him you might have him do the work (this way he'll be sure to check EVERYTHING).

    After you get the list then start nickel and diming it.

    Staw away from the stealer.

    Jim, in SoCal.

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    Re: Inspection II

    hey Mark,

    so i called around those places and the Eastside Bavarian was the only place where it was lower than the BMW Northwest by $1.

    do you happen to know the inspection2 list?

    thanks for the advice!

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    Uh... here it is...

    Change engine oil & filter
    Replace air filter
    Replace gas filter
    Inspect and adjust drive belt
    Inspect lights
    Inspect tire tread depth and wear pattern, and Rotate tires and wheels
    Inspect for leaks and condition:
    engine, transmission, clutch, front and rear suspension, brakes, steering, and fuel system.
    Inspect all fluid levels
    Inspect wiper blades
    Inspect braking system and adjust parking brake
    Lubricate door, hood hinges, and locks
    Inspect and lubricate electrical antenna
    Inspect A/C and A/C components
    Safety check and test drive the vehicle

    Replace spark plugs
    Replace valve cover gasket and bushings
    Inspect timing belt
    Inspect and adjust valve clearance
    Flush and pressure test the cooling system
    Inspect and change differential fluid
    Inspect and change drive belts
    Service Transmission
    Change brake fluid


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    Northwest for 6 years...and I drive from Tulalip!


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    Like jim86325es...

    I do as much (that I am comfortable with) on this list myself. Oil change, air filter, check light bulbs, replace remote key battery, etc. There are a few things I don't mind paying for, but several items are very easy to do yourself.

    I buy my parts from Crevier BMW via the Crevier Parts Counter board on Roadfly. Saves a bunch in parts.

    Then I take my car to an independent and list what I don't need done. Saves a little in labor.

    Inspection I and II lists

    My E30 came from Fife. But I live up north so the E38 (CPO) and E39 (still under warranty) go to BMW Seattle. I have been very happy with them.M.Wong
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    thanks!


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    yeah....

    i used to work on my honda accord, but for some reason working on bimmer seems just complicated.... wrong impression i guess....

    i guess i would take in to the BMW Northwest for this inspection II.

    thanks very much for your input!

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    i probably will go for Northwest this time.


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