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Old 10-07-2005, 12:10 PM   #1
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Oil Change: Need help!

Hey guys, my car needs an oil change ASAP...im not gonna be driving it in winter (will store in Dec when snow comes) but the computer is flashing for an oil change about 1-2000 kms ago. BMW is charging about 80$ for synthetic, same as Lakeside, i called them too. Anywhere else i can go that will do it for less? Or does that oil just cost that much.

Help appreciated, thanks guys...
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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oil costs that much yes, your using 7 quarts of synthetic at like 8 bucks a quart and 15 for the filter
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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Bring it to Charlie aka bimmersport. Hes located in Mississauga, does great work, hes an E36 guru.
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:13 PM   #4
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Bring it to Charlie aka bimmersport. Hes located in Mississauga, does great work, hes an E36 guru.
ok

lets make a bill

7quarts of oil @ best is 60 bucks

add the filter which is 15
thats 75 bucks right there
5 bucks labour

there is the breakdown of your 80 buck oil change
how anyone can beat that price is beyond me
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:50 PM   #5
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Hey guys, my car needs an oil change ASAP...im not gonna be driving it in winter (will store in Dec when snow comes) but the computer is flashing for an oil change about 1-2000 kms ago. BMW is charging about 80$ for synthetic, same as Lakeside, i called them too. Anywhere else i can go that will do it for less? Or does that oil just cost that much.

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80 for synthetic is cheap.


btw how often do you change your oil??
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:18 PM   #6
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Cosco has a box of 6 X 1 litres for $36 bucks (Castrol fully Synthetic).
Filter $15.
$51.00 and have 1L left over everytime doing it myself.
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I would jump on the $80 oil change.. Thats pretty cheap. If I go to the dealer I pay about 140 CND with 10w60 oil.. If I do it myself with 5w50 oil and filter it goes around 70 bucks. Go figure!
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:47 PM   #8
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i got an oil filter for about $10 cdn taxes in from www.willz.ca its the mahle one too...
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:21 PM   #9
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oh ok no problem...thanks a lot guys. i got the impression from someone else i was getting raped at 80$. i'll just call town and country on monday.
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uhhh...pretty sure they used synthetic... thats whatthe service tech said on the phone anyway. yeah 80$ plus tax, includes a wash, not too bad.

sickfinga i got the car at 138 km, i waited til the green lights on the computer flashed for a service, and did an oil change...believe that was at 142. now it's at 150km. so...every 6-8k sounds about right...?
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thats about right
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:38 PM   #12
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I dont use synthetic, i use mineral oil but change it more frequently. everytime i comeback from track, it gets new oils. and just change the filter around 4k. i pay 15 bucks for the engine oil from the shop(castrol gtx) and once I need to change the filter i pay around 10bucks for the filter.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:40 PM   #13
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If i were you...skip the wash, its an automated one prolly jus like at my work (honda).

whoever told you that ur gettin ripped off, do they drive a BMW? maybe thats why they said it (if they dont...). Different cars use different stuff, labour is different for different cars as well sometimes.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:55 PM   #14
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oh ok no problem...thanks a lot guys. i got the impression from someone else i was getting raped at 80$. i'll just call town and country on monday.
they probably forgot you've got a 6 banger under the hood.
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:37 PM   #15
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they probably forgot you've got a 6 banger under the hood.
that or they think its a 4banger honda that only takes 3.5L of oil
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