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Old 08-25-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Calculating my car costs..with mods etc..

Just for the heck of it, I was bored at work, and calculated everything that I put into my car. This is nothing compared to the guys that are getting a T/S. That alone is more then my final bill...

Bought the car in May of 2003 with around 220,000km. Stored every November, taking out every April.

2003 Repairs

May 12th 2003 E36 Bulb 12V $2.99
May 20th 2003 Rack And Pinion $650
June 6th 2003 Wheel alignment $57.46
August 5th 2003 Radio Wiring Harnes $11.49
Total For 2003 $721.94


2004 Repairs

April 27th 2004 Bulb 12V $11+tx
Hub Cap $9.04 + tx
$23.04 Total
May 13th 2004 4 Oviation Tires $473.90
May 26th 2004 2 Front Shocks $460.10
May 30th 2004 Fuel Filter $41 + tx
4 Spark Plugs $44 + tx
Oil Filter $13 + tx
Bmw Roundell Cap $18.50 + tx
Total For This $133.98
June 24th 2004 Bulb 12V $3.11
Total For 2004 $680.13


2005 Repairs

April 13th 2005 4 Sets Of Brake Pads $261
April 13th 2005 4 Brakes Disc's (Brembo's) $350
May 7th 2005 Lowering Coils (Spax) $100
May 11th 2005 12 Torx Bolts M8X40 $33.39
May 11th 2005 4 E46 BMW Rims $796 + tx
Shipping $60 + tx
Total $915.92
May 11th 2005 Back Shocks (Monroe Sensa Trak) $230
May 13th 2005 Fix Quarter Panel $150
May 16th 2005 Tint (Extreme Auto Care) $100
May 24th 2005 4 Yokohama AVS ES 100 Tires $759.68 + tx
4 Tire Recycle Fee $12 + tx
Right Front Balljoint(Garage) $70.24 + tx
Total $968.41
May 24th 2005 Drivers Door Trim $35 + tx
LR Quarter Panel Trim $30 + tx
Shipping $32.52 + tx
Total $104.35
May 24th 2005 Clips For Moulding (5) $10
September 1st 2005 2 12V Bulbs $4.90

Total For 2005 $3,227.97

2006 Repairs


March 17th 2006 Depo Headlights W/Angel Eyes(CCFL) $300 Shipped
March 21st 2006 Left Lever For Sunroof $29 + tx
Right Lever For Sunroof $29 + tx
Left Lever For Sunroof $42 + tx
Right Lever For Sunroof $42 + tx
Oil Filter $14 + tx
Total $179.40
March 25th 2006 Battery(Dry Cell) $152
March 29th 2006 2 Yokohama AVS ES 100 Tires $503.70
April 5th 2006 Left Guide For Sunroof $9.40 + tx
Right Guide For Sunroof $9.40 + tx
Total $21.62
April 10th 2006 Spacer For Roof $36.80
April 12th 2006 Right Lever For Sunroof $33.35
April 20th 2006 Sunroof Repair(Garage) $404.89
May 25th 2006 3 Sets Of H1 Osram Bulbs $75 Shipped
May 29th 2006 1 Angel Eye $30 Shipped
June 18th 2006 Oil Filter $15.96
June 19th 2006 Case of Royal Purple Oil 10W30 $120
June 20th 2006 265,000km Oil change $0
June 21st 2006 265,800km Tire Rotation $0
July 28th 2006 268,450km New Alternater $280
August 14th 2006 Oil Filter $15.96
Aug 17th 2006 Muffler And Spring Bolts and nuts. $355
Total For 2006 $2,524
Total Over All $7,154.00
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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You must be REALLY bored.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:32 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nascar318is
Just for the heck of it, I was bored at work, and calculated everything that I put into my car. This is nothing compared to the guys that are getting a T/S. That alone is more then my final bill...

Bought the car in May of 2003 with around 220,000km. Stored every November, taking out every April.

2003 Repairs

May 12th 2003 E36 Bulb 12V $2.99
May 20th 2003 Rack And Pinion $650
June 6th 2003 Wheel alignment $57.46
August 5th 2003 Radio Wiring Harnes $11.49
Total For 2003 $721.94


2004 Repairs

April 27th 2004 Bulb 12V $11+tx
Hub Cap $9.04 + tx
$23.04 Total
May 13th 2004 4 Oviation Tires $473.90
May 26th 2004 2 Front Shocks $460.10
May 30th 2004 Fuel Filter $41 + tx
4 Spark Plugs $44 + tx
Oil Filter $13 + tx
Bmw Roundell Cap $18.50 + tx
Total For This $133.98
June 24th 2004 Bulb 12V $3.11
Total For 2004 $680.13


2005 Repairs

April 13th 2005 4 Sets Of Brake Pads $261
April 13th 2005 4 Brakes Disc's (Brembo's) $350
May 7th 2005 Lowering Coils (Spax) $100
May 11th 2005 12 Torx Bolts M8X40 $33.39
May 11th 2005 4 E46 BMW Rims $796 + tx
Shipping $60 + tx
Total $915.92
May 11th 2005 Back Shocks (Monroe Sensa Trak) $230
May 13th 2005 Fix Quarter Panel $150
May 16th 2005 Tint (Extreme Auto Care) $100
May 24th 2005 4 Yokohama AVS ES 100 Tires $759.68 + tx
4 Tire Recycle Fee $12 + tx
Right Front Balljoint(Garage) $70.24 + tx
Total $968.41
May 24th 2005 Drivers Door Trim $35 + tx
LR Quarter Panel Trim $30 + tx
Shipping $32.52 + tx
Total $104.35
May 24th 2005 Clips For Moulding (5) $10
September 1st 2005 2 12V Bulbs $4.90

Total For 2005 $3,227.97

2006 Repairs


March 17th 2006 Depo Headlights W/Angel Eyes(CCFL) $300 Shipped
March 21st 2006 Left Lever For Sunroof $29 + tx
Right Lever For Sunroof $29 + tx
Left Lever For Sunroof $42 + tx
Right Lever For Sunroof $42 + tx
Oil Filter $14 + tx
Total $179.40
March 25th 2006 Battery(Dry Cell) $152
March 29th 2006 2 Yokohama AVS ES 100 Tires $503.70
April 5th 2006 Left Guide For Sunroof $9.40 + tx
Right Guide For Sunroof $9.40 + tx
Total $21.62
April 10th 2006 Spacer For Roof $36.80
April 12th 2006 Right Lever For Sunroof $33.35
April 20th 2006 Sunroof Repair(Garage) $404.89
May 25th 2006 3 Sets Of H1 Osram Bulbs $75 Shipped
May 29th 2006 1 Angel Eye $30 Shipped
June 18th 2006 Oil Filter $15.96
June 19th 2006 Case of Royal Purple Oil 10W30 $120
June 20th 2006 265,000km Oil change $0
June 21st 2006 265,800km Tire Rotation $0
July 28th 2006 268,450km New Alternater $280
August 14th 2006 Oil Filter $15.96
Aug 17th 2006 Muffler And Spring Bolts and nuts. $355
Total For 2006 $2,524
Total Over All $7,154.00
Wow that's quite a bit actually, and how much did you pay for the car initially!

I mean sometimes I think, how worth it is to buy a new car, or a newer car with lot less kilometers?, cus I have put a lot of money in my car and I still need a lot of stuff....

Things I have done:
Shocks (all four)
Brakes (pads and rotors)
Fuel Filter:
Engine cylinder head rebuilt(port and polish):
Comforti chip
Lower temp thermostat
AUX fan with shroud
AC condenser
AC drier
Control arm bushings
Sway bar linking kits
Power steering pump (new)
Paint job
Angel eyes headlights
Clear tailights
New front M3 bumper
Reverse lights sensor
Clutch fan blade
K&N air filter


I need ASAP:

RTAB's:
Clutch:
Rack and Pin:
Tires:
Tranny mounts:
Front Wheel Bearings:
Flex joints for the axle:

Future:

If God gives a 3.29 or whatever the figures are for the bigger differential.....

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Old 08-25-2006, 12:33 PM   #4
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Havn't kept my bills but estimate about 6 g's for my mods & repairs in the past few years.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:44 PM   #5
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You must be REALLY bored.

I work in tech support and everyone is on holidays, I built 9 laptops this week, so I'm taking it easy today

Bimmerized: Don't forget my mods in there, rims and 1.5 sets of tires alone is over $2500, take off my tint, headlights, brakes all around, coils etc..

The stuff I needed to be done is around the $3000 mark....and that's including everyday maintenence, oil changes etc...
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:49 PM   #6
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my list is half as long as yours but i think my bill is larger, damn E39's
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:01 PM   #7
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I work in tech support and everyone is on holidays, I built 9 laptops this week, so I'm taking it easy today

Bimmerized: Don't forget my mods in there, rims and 1.5 sets of tires alone is over $2500, take off my tint, headlights, brakes all around, coils etc..

The stuff I needed to be done is around the $3000 mark....and that's including everyday maintenence, oil changes etc...

I know man, but at least I hope it runs like a dream eh?
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:04 PM   #8
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Ever since I changed over to Royal Purple oil...it pulls better, no complaints at all

So yeah it runs like a dream, smooth as silk, even at 270,000km
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Old 08-25-2006, 02:55 PM   #9
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Royal purple diff oil?
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:04 PM   #10
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They make motor oil too, thats what i'm runnin in my ride!
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:07 PM   #11
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June 19th 2006 Case of Royal Purple Oil 10W30 $120

It's good stuff
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:59 PM   #12
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June 19th 2006 Case of Royal Purple Oil 10W30 $120

It's good stuff
You're running 10w30? I was told to run 5w40 full synth in my 318...
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:54 PM   #13
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if I add up my total, I'd cry. I'll just be blissfully ignorant thanks.
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:18 PM   #14
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You're running 10w30? I was told to run 5w40 full synth in my 318...
I read my owners manual theres different suggestions on oil grade depending on the climate it will be used in.


and as far as car expenses go..............yeah
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:30 PM   #15
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I did this once too.. freaked the $hit out of me!
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