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E12, E28, E34, E39, E60General discussion and technical help for all year 5 series cars.
Hey guys, so I call the dealership up and they tell me that Inspection 1 will cost about 300 bucks! Now I have the bentley manual with me and it doesnt look like ins. 1 is all that hard. I would rather use the 300 bucks on parts than give it to them for labor. Of course that means that I wouldnt get the pretty little stamp in the owners manual, so what do you guys think?
Just print up a checklist yourself & do it yourself. Save the buck$ and you'll also know that it's been done. (mark the mileage in the appropriate box in manual & save receipts so if you sell you have documentation) It would be a different story if the "stealership" actually paid the techs shop rate, but they scam about 70% for overhead. The techs get "peanuts" compared to shop rate.
Just a sidenote - SOME dealers will stamp your book if you provide receipts showing work was done. Usually they'll only do that for oil service, because Inspections are more detailed and the techs are looking for possible signs of future failures - it's a liability issue.
Umnitza now provides a mechanic to install all parts ordered right in the box! It's their new "Total customer service program" that will eliminate all the haters and keep incompetents from breaking **** and blaming the vendor! When you are all set simply call INS and they will pick him up free of charge.