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JAyala54 11-28-2012 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by DTMdan (Post 909050)
Just ordered new drive belts, t-stat, w.pump & expansion tank from ECS.

i might do the same with my drive belts....

deanblue9 11-29-2012 09:45 AM

Removed and painted my nasty peeling steering wheel. I could have not done it without the DIY on this forum. I tried both Plastidip and High Temp paint(flat). I feel that the high temp flat paint its a better match.

JAyala54 11-29-2012 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by deanblue9 (Post 909130)
Removed and painted my nasty peeling steering wheel. I could have not done it without the DIY on this forum. I tried both Plastidip and High Temp paint(flat). I feel that the high temp flat paint its a better match.

pictures? (:

Cisc0 11-29-2012 01:48 PM

Got Raped...
 
Greetings gang,

So I've been under the weather and have not had time or energy to do an oil change and I ask my wife to take the X to get an oil change. She took it to an indie shop in Mount Vernon, a place we've been to before and she got lubbed up with the old oil and raped. They fooking charged her... ready for this... $218.80. Yes that is correct, Two Hundred Eighteen Fooking Dollars and Eighty Cents.

Here is the breakdown of the bill:

Motor Oil - 8qts - $106.16
Oil Filter - 1 - $12.72
Change Oil & Filter; Check Over - 0.75 hrs - $81.00
Recycling Chrg - 2 - $2
Tax - 16.92
Total - $218.80

I asked her if she paid for this shit and her reply was: "I had to, what do you want me to do, I asked him why so much and he said that's standard."

I called the place and told the owner to enjoy those $218.80 that they will be the last they see from me (before cursing his ass out).

PSA:

Stay the FOOK away from: EuroMeccanica in Mount Vernon New York.

SlickGT1 11-29-2012 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cisc0 (Post 909175)
Greetings gang,

So I've been under the weather and have not had time or energy to do an oil change and I ask my wife to take the X to get an oil change. She took it to an indie shop in Mount Vernon, a place we've been to before and she got lubbed up with the old oil and raped. They fooking charged her... ready for this... $218.80. Yes that is correct, Two Hundred Eighteen Fooking Dollars and Eighty Cents.

Here is the breakdown of the bill:

Motor Oil - 8qts - $106.16
Oil Filter - 1 - $12.72
Change Oil & Filter; Check Over - 0.75 hrs - $81.00
Recycling Chrg - 2 - $2
Tax - 16.92
Total - $218.80

I asked her if she paid for this shit and her reply was: "I had to, what do you want me to do, I asked him why so much and he said that's standard."

I called the place and told the owner to enjoy those $218.80 that they will be the last they see from me (before cursing his ass out).

PSA:

Stay the FOOK away from: EuroMeccanica in Mount Vernon New York.

Holy shit. If it makes you feel better, I know of people getting bent over worse.

pnoyako85 11-29-2012 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by SlickGT1 (Post 909183)
Holy shit. If it makes you feel better, I know of people getting bent over worse.

holy shit......i would fooking.....get on this put it on forum put them on blast.....how they charge labor if your paying the oil change.......2x more than a open road bmw dealer.....that Eff up...

Cisc0 11-29-2012 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by pnoyako85 (Post 909209)
holy shit......i would fooking.....get on this put it on forum put them on blast.....how they charge labor if your paying the oil change.......2x more than a open road bmw dealer.....that Eff up...

He had the fooking nerves to tell me it was "parts & labor".

XCUSM5 11-29-2012 04:53 PM

$81 just for the labor LOL. No shame at all.

pnoyako85 11-29-2012 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Cisc0 (Post 909210)
He had the fooking nerves to tell me it was "parts & labor".

That is bull.......so how much does he charge for regular oil change?....
he must be stupid.......

on the other hand...i do see people charging 180$ for oil change....i usually go with what you said man....go online and look for Value Specials to get the discount...hope your X runs smooth for 100yrs man..witht that synthetic 200$ job........btw...ill have a few M3's hooking up with you sunday to meet us somehwere....and where is better to meet up man...you know the area?...lets meet up before we head there...

Skyline 11-29-2012 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Cisc0 (Post 909175)
Greetings gang,

So I've been under the weather and have not had time or energy to do an oil change and I ask my wife to take the X to get an oil change. She took it to an indie shop in Mount Vernon, a place we've been to before and she got lubbed up with the old oil and raped. They fooking charged her... ready for this... $218.80. Yes that is correct, Two Hundred Eighteen Fooking Dollars and Eighty Cents.

Here is the breakdown of the bill:

Motor Oil - 8qts - $106.16
Oil Filter - 1 - $12.72
Change Oil & Filter; Check Over - 0.75 hrs - $81.00
Recycling Chrg - 2 - $2
Tax - 16.92
Total - $218.80

I asked her if she paid for this shit and her reply was: "I had to, what do you want me to do, I asked him why so much and he said that's standard."

I called the place and told the owner to enjoy those $218.80 that they will be the last they see from me (before cursing his ass out).

PSA:

Stay the FOOK away from: EuroMeccanica in Mount Vernon New York.

That's a little high...but not totally crazy. I would not get too pissed off. You think 3/4 hr labor is excessive for an oil change? I'd bet that's the book rate. I would guess at a shop like that, they spend at least that amount of time checking the car over. And $108/hr is NOT bad for this area. Try BMW Manhattan...I'd bet the labor rate is significantly higher ($150/hr???) If you feel better about going to Jiffy Lube, and have a pimply faced kid with no training at all messing with your X5; have at it. You can probably get the same oil change for half that price...assuming they have the correct oil. Or do it yourself and save even more. The oil and filter prices are pretty much retail; go to a dealer and price those at the parts counter; our cars do not use cheap oil. You can not expect ANY shop to charge you Walmart prices for oil and filter.

Lots of quality places, BMW dealerships included, do oil changes at below actual retail cost to get you in the door. They are hoping to find other stuff wrong with your car to offset the cost. What you paid is full retail at Indy prices...nothing more. A Dealer with no special deals going on might charge even more.


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