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    #31
    Quote Originally Posted by userfriendly View Post
    My dad decided to send the car to Autohaus.

    Taked to the SA. He wants to change oil and filter, change fuel filter and air filter, replace coolant and brake fluid, check brake pads and sensors, alternator and fan belts.

    I told him to go and change oil and filter but do not change brake fluid and coolant as it was last replaced by them last Sept 2005. Just top up if needed. He claims that according to BMW Phil, it needs to be replaced yearly bec of our climate and road conditions. Is this true or BS? Personally I think yearly change of coolant and brake fluid is to short, specially with dealer prices. What is your opinon?

    Also told him not to replace parts and fluids without getting go signal from me.
    me and our company mechanic changed all of those ourselves in my e36. very easy

    we also maintain the a/c system and replace a/c parts ourselves, average difficulty lang

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    #32
    Tanggal dash pa ba kapag nagpapalit ng evaporator? Hindi naman ako allergic sa tanggal dash. Ganun din ang MB100 at Volvo. hehehe.

    Just wondering.

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    #33
    Quote Originally Posted by OTEP View Post
    Tanggal dash pa ba kapag nagpapalit ng evaporator? Hindi naman ako allergic sa tanggal dash. Ganun din ang MB100 at Volvo. hehehe.

    Just wondering.
    yup. nung evap replacement, tanggal whole dash, medyo matrabaho lang part na yun. buti nalang may pollen filter ang a/c system nito or else yari sa evap cleaning lagi tanggal dash. if expansion valve lang, remove glove box lang then pwede na.

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    #34
    too soon for the coolant and brake fluid imo.

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    #35
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBimmer View Post
    yup. nung evap replacement, tanggal whole dash, medyo matrabaho lang part na yun. buti nalang may pollen filter ang a/c system nito or else yari sa evap cleaning lagi tanggal dash. if expansion valve lang, remove glove box lang then pwede na.
    tama ka dyan sir ok yung protection ng pollen filter.kaya lang mahal naman maintainance ng bimmer dyan sa atin.dito sa uk. uk brand na disc pads mataas na 3000 pesos then ang semi synthetic oil 1400 5liters,mobil1 520 per liter. target time ng 40k service mga 2hrs lang.pero siguro dahil sa tatak bmw. he.he.he yes may pang measure ng coolant or antifreeze solution.and may contamination test din para sa brake fluid.well may point din tiga BMW casa but then kung tapos na compulsary service to avail warranty.just bring it to your trusted technician and down load mo service sheet from internet,just follow it ,sabi mga nila its not rocket science.............ty

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    #36
    alin kaya mas mura i-maintain a bimmer or a merc? hmmm... may work around din pala.

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    #37
    Kabibili ko lang ng E46 rear pads ... 16.44 (about P1,550) sa Euro Car Parts. Simpleng DIY lang. Kaya lang, halos bakal na lang natira eh hindi pa umiilaw yung brake pad warning light. Mas mabilis kasing naupod yung side na walang sensor, pero halos pareho lang sila.

    Mahal talaga maintenance kapag sa casa. Kaya kung hindi importante sa iyo yung dealer service stamp, dun ka na lang sa BMW specialists. O di kaya DIY. Maraming DIY books, pero ayoko na talaga sa Haynes pagdating sa E46, hehe.

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    #38
    Depends on age. W123 and W124 are painless to maintain. Madaming replacement and surplus parts na.

    Pero parang mas maraming third party Mercedes Benz service centers.

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    #39
    Quote Originally Posted by userfriendly View Post
    Aside from casa, saan pa pwede mag pa service ng bm? 40,000km service inspection.
    hey try mo mag inquire sa TOP GEAR located at new manila... (malapit sila sa old arcegas bldg.)

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    #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Supierreman View Post
    better bring your car to Autovec cubao than the stealerships
    Where is it? I tried to look for it but could not find it. Drove up and down e rod from edsa to t morato but did not see it.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_ron View Post
    userfriendly's dad wants to get rob again.Anyway any decent shop can do the maintenance on your bmw.No need for a special tools,you can even do it yourself.
    Thats why I call them stealership. Anyway he belives that the stealership knows best. I'll just try to minimize the damage. Hopefully I'll be able to convince him otherwise next time. Although more often than not, dealer maintained cars have a higher resale value compared to those serviced by independent shops.

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