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pgillpro 10-07-2009 12:07 PM

Good prices?
 
My 99 323i is currently at the M shop in Los angeles, here's what they suggest doing, do these prices look fair?
thanks
$434.46 to replace worn rear differential bushing. Differential bushing is a common wear and tear item and supports it to the rear subframe.

$1010.00 to replace worn front control arm bushings and control arms. We use Powerflex urethane bushings since they last longer than the factory rubber bushings.

$341.00 to replace worn rear trailing arm bushings. Common wear and tear item. Affects rear toe alignment.

$630.60 to replace leaking oil filter housing. Housing is warped leaking oil.

$508.68 to replace worn/leaking rear shocks and shock mounts.

Prices already include parts and labor

mindofarock 10-07-2009 12:11 PM

that's almost half the value of your car lol

mattcarle21 10-07-2009 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mindofarock (Post 10727229)
that's almost half the value of your car lol

+1234
That is way too much.

Edit: Also taking a 323 to an M shop (I assume for M cars only). How much did they laugh when you dropped it off. lol j/k

pgillpro 10-07-2009 12:22 PM

more than half the value, still trying to figure it all out, thanks for the input

pgillpro 10-07-2009 12:27 PM

any other options i should try? anyone know an honest mechanic in la that's cheaper?

n2Bimmer 10-07-2009 12:31 PM

Ya that is way to expensive. Ive been to the M shop, nice guys but that is tooo much.

inlinesicks 10-07-2009 12:37 PM

Those are all super easy diy's except the rear diff bushing.

jbeurotech 10-07-2009 01:43 PM

wait na never mind not going to go through this again... LOL learned my lesson you guys are to harsh on this forum!

I need to start a non profit Auto repair but then you would still complain ;)

Define ///M3 10-07-2009 01:50 PM

jbeurotech, i will hire you as my personal D.i.y assistant ....there is a guest bedroom upstairs with your name on it, and fridge is open to you anytime:eek:

FCPGroton 10-07-2009 01:53 PM

Those prices seem crazy high. They are trying to rip you off because they are an M shop.

330Lover_ 10-07-2009 01:57 PM

I would call Matt/Jose and compare the price. GL

Ronin Autowerks Fullerton
621 W. Valencia Dr,
Fullerton, ca 92832
(714)526-8100

blackbeam05 10-07-2009 01:57 PM

drive up here...I will get everything done for 60-70% of the price

pgillpro 10-07-2009 02:03 PM

Thanks man will do


Quote:

Originally Posted by 330Lover_ (Post 10727774)
I would call Matt/Jose and compare the price. GL

Ronin Autowerks Fullerton
621 W. Valencia Dr,
Fullerton, ca 92832
(714)526-8100


DBLAZE 10-07-2009 03:47 PM

That's WAAAAY too much money! Do not go to him for these repairs!

Megalocnus 10-07-2009 03:52 PM

These prices might be a bit on the higher side, but are not "crazy high" for the LA area, unfortunately. :D

mattcarle21 10-07-2009 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megalocnus (Post 10728238)
These prices might be a bit on the higher side, but are not "crazy high" for the LA area, unfortunately. :D

F that

aggieE46 10-07-2009 06:12 PM

Invest in a few tools and DIY. Most of that is pretty easy stuff.

Define ///M3 10-07-2009 06:16 PM

i hate the dealership!

B 10-07-2009 06:20 PM

$341 for the RTABs is the best imho


but I wouldn't pay for any of those, I highly recommend you buy some tools (I usually get mine from forum sponsor Ken @ www.bimmertools.com) and then the parts you need (I recommend forum sponsors www.ecstuning.com and www.getbmwparts.com) and search for the applicable DIYs on this site and spend a weekend getting to know your car better and saving a thousand+ dollars for something else... good luck!

pgillpro 10-07-2009 06:27 PM

cool thanks guys, I'm definitely not paying that much, considering diy, these forums are a life saver!


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