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I have a 2011 F10 530d, 40k on the clock.

 

Dash has come up with a service indicator, rang dealership, who said its most likely due a major oil service, and have quoted me £520 :wacko:

 

Does that sound about right?

 

I've checked the OBC and it shows as the oil service doesnt need to be done until 06/19, and only shows up a vehicle inspection?

 

Any ideas what the car needs?

 

Thanks

 

Vishal

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Based on what you've said it's most likely the MoT(annual inspection) warning. But that's only good if it was reset at the last MoT.

 

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You're probably right.....

 

They done two services last year at the same time, and an MOT for me, and the service light came on shortly after, and i was perplexed as to why the light had come on so soon!!

 

 

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I have the exact same car with exactly 40k on the clock, except mine's 2012.... I went to my dealership a few months back because I wanted an oil service (just oil and filter) as it is quoted as £169 on their website. They took my key and put it in their little thingy and then quoted me £480! They insisted I need the "all important" cabin filters, and also an air filter. They charge a fortune to fit these. I stuck to my guns and demanded I just wanted oil and filter, which I got. I did the other items myself. I think the genuine air filter was £70 and the cabin filters were about £80 but I got 30% off at eurocarparts. The dealer always bangs on about the important filters, which turn out to be just the cabin filters for pollen etc. because they make so much money from the labour. If you don't mind an hour fiddling around yourself, just buy them separately and do them yourself...

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It's every 2nd or 3rd oil service when you replace the engine air filter which they can only tell from reading the key. Pollen filters are every two years as is brake fluid after the car is 3 years old.

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32 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

It's every 2nd or 3rd oil service when you replace the engine air filter which they can only tell from reading the key. Pollen filters are every two years as is brake fluid after the car is 3 years old.

 

I've owned the car nearly two years now, so must be due air filter, oil filter, pollen filter etc....But the OBC doesn't state this......just says vehicle inspection.....

 

Does the above price seem about right?

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8 hours ago, Steve-Savalas said:

I have the exact same car with exactly 40k on the clock, except mine's 2012.... I went to my dealership a few months back because I wanted an oil service (just oil and filter) as it is quoted as £169 on their website. They took my key and put it in their little thingy and then quoted me £480! They insisted I need the "all important" cabin filters, and also an air filter. They charge a fortune to fit these. I stuck to my guns and demanded I just wanted oil and filter, which I got. I did the other items myself. I think the genuine air filter was £70 and the cabin filters were about £80 but I got 30% off at eurocarparts. The dealer always bangs on about the important filters, which turn out to be just the cabin filters for pollen etc. because they make so much money from the labour. If you don't mind an hour fiddling around yourself, just buy them separately and do them yourself...

 

Did you disconnect the battery to do this job?

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9 hours ago, Ram Rod said:

 

Did you disconnect the battery to do this job?

No, as Matthew says, no need to disconnect the battery. Air filter is very simple (mine was filthy by the way!), the cabin filters are a little more fiddly but still simple. They are together, right under the passenger glovebox. There's a vdeo of someone doing them on youtube. The guy acually removes more trim than is actually required. Took me about 25 mins and was very simple.

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Here's a link to a youtube vid. Note that this guy disconnects the battery because he disconnects the front airbag. There's absolutely no need to disconnect the airbag as there's plenty of room to manouvre. The video shows how simple it is to remove the filter cover, slide the filters out and slide the new ones in. Once i'd watched this video and read a few of the comments I was happy enough to do mine and it was dead simple.

 

 

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On 7/5/2018 at 11:18 AM, Y15HAL said:

I have a 2011 F10 530d, 40k on the clock.

 

Dash has come up with a service indicator, rang dealership, who said its most likely due a major oil service, and have quoted me £520 :wacko:

 

Does that sound about right?

 

I've checked the OBC and it shows as the oil service doesnt need to be done until 06/19, and only shows up a vehicle inspection?

 

Any ideas what the car needs?

 

Thanks

 

Vishal

 

BMW do a so-called value service for cars over 3 years old.  You've been quoted a price which is way OTT.  More here:  https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/value_service?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyYHaBRDvARIsAHkAXctlMmSaAHJ7IPesKppRVTzpO5f79JqKPKH7Lq0jeVrKp5ldkciEh90aAlwXEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

Usually on the F10/F11, oil services and inspections are mileage rather than based on a date unless you do a really low mileage. Other items - brake fluid, MOT of course, appear in the iDrive as dates.

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On 7/6/2018 at 4:55 PM, 535i Andrew said:

It's every 2nd or 3rd oil service when you replace the engine air filter which they can only tell from reading the key. Pollen filters are every two years as is brake fluid after the car is 3 years old.

 

I've owned the car nearly two years now, so must be due air filter, oil filter, pollen filter etc....But the OBC doesn't state this......just says vehicle inspection.....

 

Does the above price seem about right?

 

I dont really do much mileage at all! Around 5k per annum!

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You need to get the key read to be 100% sure what the car say it needs servicing.  Not everything is stated on the OBC.  My E60 had a service icon for the spark plugs.  My F10 doesn't but the spark plugs are changed every second or third oil change.  BMW told me that after I got the key read when I dropped it off for its service.  

 

But yes if needs a few things doing it will soon add up to £500.  Its the BMW price.  You can of course take it to an indy or DIY.

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My F11 520d also said vehicle inspection/check even though no service items were due, I also only do low mileage and when I checked online its purely just a inspection same as our mini, I think most manufacturers do the same its easy money for them just checking, I came across the list of items they inspect / check.

When I took over servicing my car after the first oil change carried out by BMW dealership, due to my low mileage my plan is engine oil & filter every 2 years which for me equates 9,000 miles, whilst I did changed the air filter during the service it did not require doing with just 18,000 miles it was still very clean it would have easily done year, brake fluid change every 2 years irrespective of miles, cabin filters were also still clean at 18,000 miles but I did replace them just because time involved checking them, the diesel filter will get changed next year when its done approx. 22,500 miles, apart from a yearly thorough check over prior the mot, and periodic checks during the year that’s it.

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If you are referring to a just a vehicle check which is what mine also displayed I've copied the info taken from BMW and pasted below.

BMW Vehicle Check:-

 

Standard scope of service

  • Check Control messages

  • Check  Warning lamps

  • Check Engine oil level,

  • Spark Plugs/Glow Plugs

  • Check Brakes,

  • Rotors,

  • Handbrake,

  • Brake fluid

Service - vehicle check

  • Diagnostic brief test

  • Check horn, headlight flashers and hazard warning system

  • Check instrument and indication field lighting and heater blower

  • Check lighting system

  • Seat belts: check condition of belt strap, function of inertia reel mechanism, locking reel and belt buckle

  • Check windscreen wash/wipe system

  • Body: Check for corrosion (except cavities)

  • Tyres: Check tread depth, pattern, external condition and inflation pressure and correct if necessary (compact wheel as well)

  • Initialize Run Flat Indicator

  • Check battery (magic eye), if necessary recharge battery (issuing a separate invoice for this work)
    - Check display (magic eye)
    - If necessary: Charge battery

  • Steering fluid reservoir: Check fluid level.

  • Check coolant level and concentration, top up if necessary

  • Windscreen washer system: Check fluid level, top up if necessary

  • Brake lines and connections: Check for leaks, damage and correct position

  • Underbody incl. all visible components: check for damage, leaks, corrosion

  • Steering components: check for zero clearance, leaks, damage and wear

  • Check roadworthiness (test drive):

    - Brakes

    - Steering

    - Shock absorbers

    - Transmission

  • Reset CBS display according to factory specification

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I’ve just had a ‘major service’ at a local independent BMW specialist.

 

Oil & Filter change

Air Filter

Fuel Filter

Cabin Filter

Coolant replaced

Power Steering Fluid replaced

Brake Fluid replaced

 

£299

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6 hours ago, dln6376 said:

I’ve just had a ‘major service’ at a local independent BMW specialist.

 

Oil & Filter change

Air Filter

Fuel Filter

Cabin Filter

Coolant replaced

Power Steering Fluid replaced

Brake Fluid replaced

 

£299

 For that little lot over here you'll not get a lot of change out of 1500 euro !!

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7 hours ago, dln6376 said:

I’ve just had a ‘major service’ at a local independent BMW specialist.

 

Oil & Filter change

Air Filter

Fuel Filter

Cabin Filter

Coolant replaced

Power Steering Fluid replaced

Brake Fluid replaced

 

£299

 

What model car do you have that has hydraulic power steering? Or does it have integrated active steering if it’s an F10/11. 

 

Why did did it need a coolant replacement? Is it very high mileage? BMW state the coolant is very long life and should need replacing under normal driving and relatively low mileage.  

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19 hours ago, Matthew Ashton said:

 

What model car do you have that has hydraulic power steering? Or does it have integrated active steering if it’s an F10/11. 

 

Why did did it need a coolant replacement? Is it very high mileage? BMW state the coolant is very long life and should need replacing under normal driving and relatively low mileage.  

My car is a 2014 F11 with 130k on the clock. For the price quoted I thought I’d get the whole lot done and then going forward I only really need to replace the oil and filter until I sell the car.

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