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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:51 PM   #1
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Valve Adjustment Pricing

I called up my local stealer for a price on Inspection II. They want $1760. I asked how much they wanted for a valve adjustment. They quoted me $386. I think the valve service price is fair. What do you guys think?
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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Rallye BMW quoted me $1100 for Inspection II. I might have to jump on this.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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my car is at the M shop right now and Inspection II with valve adjustment is $1200....they do great work!
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:41 PM   #4
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How's your subframe repair coming along btw?
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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How's your subframe repair coming along btw?
just posted some new pics on my thread...its going good! hopfully have the car saturday!
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:22 PM   #6
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By any chance, is the dealer/stealer you're talking about habberstad? Just curious because they told me the same thing.


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I called up my local stealer for a price on Inspection II. They want $1760. I asked how much they wanted for a valve adjustment. They quoted me $386. I think the valve service price is fair. What do you guys think?
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:17 PM   #7
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lol, it is.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:12 PM   #8
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I got $1600 for mine.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:42 PM   #9
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$386 for the valve adjustment?

That sounds pretty cheap, so cheap that it's not even worth to DIY anymore
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:43 PM   #10
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Oh and I asked BMW of San Diego the price of an Inspection II just for kicks when I picked up my oil... $2100 they said
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:46 PM   #11
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$386 for the valve adjustment?

That sounds pretty cheap, so cheap that it's not even worth to DIY anymore
Can anyone point me in the direction of a DIY for the valve adjustment ? Thanks
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:25 AM   #12
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I have those two bookmarked:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=113415

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9755
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:57 AM   #13
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$386 for the valve adjustment?

That sounds pretty cheap, so cheap that it's not even worth to DIY anymore
No. Buy the shim kit one time and it'll have more than paid for itself by the time you finish the easssssyyy DIY.


...and then every valve adjustment you do thereafter will only cost you gaskets.... instead of $386 again.


Hell, find some local members on the side and offer them a valve adjustment for parts + $50 cash.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:15 AM   #14
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Excellent!! Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:34 PM   #15
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Inspection II in AZ

Wow, Im glad I live in Arizona. Babbit Motor Werks here in Mesa, AZ has quoted me $550 for Inspection II WITH a valve adjustment. I need to hop on this ASAP
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:10 PM   #16
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Well up here in overpriced Canada Inspection II at the ONLY BMW dealership where I live is $2,300. What a joke. Thats why I bought my M3, enough oil and filters for two changes, a set of front and rear brakle pads, an AC belt and my complete audio system for the car all in the US. Next up will be tires, headers and spark plugs. All from the States. The dealership here charges $215 for an oil change !!

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Old 11-26-2008, 06:25 PM   #17
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anyone in the miami / ft lauderdale area i can get inspection two done for about 900 parts included. @ bmw dealer pm me.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:48 PM   #18
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No. Buy the shim kit one time and it'll have more than paid for itself by the time you finish the easssssyyy DIY.


...and then every valve adjustment you do thereafter will only cost you gaskets.... instead of $386 again.


Hell, find some local members on the side and offer them a valve adjustment for parts + $50 cash.

Great point!

I'll DIY for sure then. I wouldn't want to let someone else have all the fun
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:17 PM   #19
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Great point!

I'll DIY for sure then. I wouldn't want to let someone else have all the fun
It is a lot of fun to do an easy DIY like this, gets you more intimate with your car and its cool to tinker with some of the cool components of an awesome powerplant that you don't get to see everyday. The sense of accomplishment is very satisfying for the short bit of time it takes.

...and the few bucks saved is just an added bonus!
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im having a bmw tech come to my house to do it for 150...i paid 167 in parts...anyone want to check it out...let me know...I'm in westchester...next weekend...
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