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paulrandall

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Hi.

So at 33,000 miles the inspection light came on to Z4 3.0 Sport Coupe (I presume for Inspection II).

I just wondered what a good price would be, and whether keeping the Full BMW Service History is worth it?

Thanks in advance.

E21_Ross

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not sure on costs exactly, but it won't be particularly cheap. an inspection II service for my dads E92 M3 was circa £7-800 IIRC. it didn't need new tyres, brake discs/pads etc. was just a routine service. for a Z4 3.0 i'd expect £4-500 at a guess.

if there is a good, well reputed, BMW independent specialist near you, then i'd have thought they would take that down by well over £100, probably £200. to someone who is into cars, they'll know an indy service history is every bit as good as a full BMW service history....

Edited by E21_Ross on Sunday 5th December 17:16

paulrandall

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Thanks for that. I am looking around for BMW specialists for this reason as well.

E21_Ross

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just had a look for you mate, inspection II from a fixed price indy near me charges £280 for 6 cylinder Z4's. just to give you an idea.

Gruber

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I'm surprised it needs an Insp II after so few miles, unless you've been driving it very hard.
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AdamD

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Mine has done 50k and wants Insp 2 in the next 2,000 miles according to the onboard computer.

Perhaps someone reset it and got the order your servicing of sync? local main dealer wanted almost £400 for inps 2 which ammounted to a glorified oil change, filters, plugs and the check a few things which would be routine maintaince for anyone who gives a damn about their car. As I have already replaced the spark plugs within the last year I cannot justify that and will be taking it to an independant specifialist to get the jobs done that it needs.

paulrandall

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Well I'll be honest, I was test driving the car, and I saw that 'inspection' came on. Given that it has already been serviced once, I presumed that it was the Inspection II.

I think I'm going to find out a bit more info.

Edited by paulrandall on Sunday 5th December 23:15

LC23

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paulrandall said:
Well I'll be honest, I was test driving the car, and I saw that 'inspection' came on. Given that it has already been serviced once, I presumed that it was the Inspection II.

I think I'm going to find out a bit more info.

Edited by paulrandall on Sunday 5th December 23:15
If it has only been serviced once and the car is on that number of miles, it looks like an Inspection I.

paulrandall

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Turns out that Inspection 1 is due in 1,300 - which sounds more like it. Quotes have been around the £250 mark.

iAlex

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paulrandall said:
Turns out that Inspection 1 is due in 1,300 - which sounds more like it. Quotes have been around the £250 mark.
That sounds about right - the next service due on my Z4R is an inspection 1 and that price fit in with what I have had quoted.

E21_Ross

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paulrandall said:
Turns out that Inspection 1 is due in 1,300 - which sounds more like it. Quotes have been around the £250 mark.
is that from an indy or the dealer?

paulrandall

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BMW dealer price, but it was an approximate.
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