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OK, just got back from the first service in my ownership.

And it was a biggie - the 2nd Inspection II in the car's history.

Took it to BayMoW in Hazel Grove near Stockport.

Total bill £522, including a couple of bits and pieces.

Only other stuff which will need attention within the next 12 months or so are:

Front discs - I was stitched up!! The outside looks like nearly new, but the inside has a big ridge on it!!! Looks like they've been skimmed. BUT, they're still servicable and there's no point changing them just yet.

Axle carrier bushes just starting to go - they quoted £125 supply & fit.

Front upper TCA bushes starting to go - £95 supply and fit.

New drive belts to engine - £50 supply and fit.

They said the car is in excellent condition - probably one of the best they've seen!!!! :biggrin: :biggrin:

So, all in all, a pretty clean bill of health, which I'm really pleased with (if you can be pleased at spending over £500!!!).

They guys down there are really great - knowledgable, helpful etc etc. I recommend them highly.
 

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Baymow BMW Specialists
6 National Trading Estate
Bramhall Moor Lane
Hazel Grove
Stockport
Cheshire
SK7 5AA
Tel: 0161 456 1114
 

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With the upper control arm bushes, its usually best to change the entire control arm because if the balljoint goes then youll have wasted the money on the bushes.
 

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Kurt - they're specialists......

Cyrus - thanks for the advice on the upper track control arms.

I can rest (fairly) easy at night now!!! :)
 

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Rob Plummer said:
Front upper TCA bushes starting to go - £95 supply and fit.
Shouldn't worry too much about those, they're a consumable like fuel and tyres! Mine's just eaten a pair in 7000 miles (but with one hard trackday and two 'Ring visits)

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AndyE said:
Shouldn't worry too much about those, they're a consumable like fuel and tyres! Mine's just eaten a pair in 7000 miles (but with one hard trackday and two 'Ring visits)

ouich
Feck!! Do you change the whole arms or just the bushes??
 

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>>>>>>>New drive belts to engine - £50 supply and fit. :crying:
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I wud highly recommend to fit -new drive belts- immediately,
they MUST be changed with every -Inspec. II-
and besides from what the -Inspek. II-sheet- says

= it is a cheap premium high value insurance against an engine-disaster !

the existing ones being still in 'good shape' (??) makes absolutely NO difference !!
they might be the 'specialists' but it is YOUR car ! :byebye:
 
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