Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'mahle'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Rules & FAQs
    • Rules & FAQ's
  • Sponsors
    • Cotswold BMW
    • Chris Knott Insurance services
    • MStyle
    • BMW Cables
  • General
    • Hello I'm New
    • General Discussion
    • Picture & Video Gallery
    • Suppliers
    • Fun Stuff
    • Spotted
  • Meets & Events
    • BMW5 Meets & Events
    • Non BMW5 Trackdays
    • Other Meets & Events
  • Classifieds
    • Cars
    • Parts & Breakers
    • Wheels & Tyres
    • General Items
    • Wanted
    • eBay & Autotrader Adverts
  • Technical
    • E12 1972-1981
    • E28 1982-1988
    • E34 1988-1996
    • E39 1996-2004
    • E60/E61 2004-2010
    • F07/F10/F11 2010-2017
    • G30/G31 2017-
    • ///M Powered
    • ALPINA 5ers
    • Audio & Navigation
    • Intravee
    • Coding
    • Detailing
    • Projects
    • Track Talk
  • Other BMW Technical
    • 1 Series
    • 2 Series
    • 3 Series
    • 4 Series
    • 6 Series
    • 7 Series
    • 8 Series
    • i Series
    • X Series
    • Z Series
    • Other BMW Tech Talk
  • Other Technical
    • Non BMW
    • Computer General Help
    • Gaming Chat & Help

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Website URL


Skype


Location


Interests


Occupation


Garage

Found 1 result

  1. Hi , My 2009 BMW 535d is now almost 10 years old and has covered 62000 miles and with service required in approx.600 miles car is feeling sluggish . Let's face it no matter how good the car maybe it is not a sought after M5 or an M3 .... so i have decided to save my battered wallet and try an alternative service with a BMW mechanic and i supply the parts from Mahle , Mann , Hengst , Knecht and the various branded oils recommended for my car . The choice out there is bewildering and BMW are never going to tell me who makes their overpriced bits and fluids ! BMW major service quoted inc vat £ 359.00 , my local indy that i use : £ 285.00 plus vat , Munich Legends £ 399.00 and my friendly no garage / overheads cash job BMW trained mechanic will do it for £ 350.00 inc 10% discount on parts and book stamped !!! Oil from Castrol website recommendation is 0W 30 but the Mobil ( Super XE 3000 )and Shell ( Helix Ultra ) expert recommendations state 5W30 which seems to make more sense economically and taking into account vehicle age and would slightly quieten a nosier engine . Now filters are much trickier with many stating that Mahle and Mann are OEM for BMW albeit rebranded and packaged BMW for a lot more $$$ . I would like to know which brand of oil and parts supplier is better for my car as i'm not gonna bother paying over the odds for main dealer parts .... I will change the oil filter , air filter , 2 cabin filters , fuel filter . Inspection 2 kit from BMW is £ 111 .80 but looking around the internet i can get equivalent parts for around $ 50 less or more . Similarly , BMW branded twin-turbo oil looks very pretty but wallet battering and the Mobil and Shell offerings are again almost 50% cheaper . Now , do i go for Euro Car parts , GSF or the German based buy car parts uk pretender , which offers parts cheaper and wider choice with OEM numbers and specs listed ? As part of my new year resolution , i would like to save some money this time on this jalopy after what she cost me a few years back in repairs ! Any advice or ideas appreciated , thank you , Pumi
×