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Old 10-07-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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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?
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$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
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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that's almost half the value of your car lol
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
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that's almost half the value of your car lol
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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
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:22 PM   #4
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more than half the value, still trying to figure it all out, thanks for the input
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #5
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any other options i should try? anyone know an honest mechanic in la that's cheaper?
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:31 PM   #6
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Ya that is way to expensive. Ive been to the M shop, nice guys but that is tooo much.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:37 PM   #7
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Those are all super easy diy's except the rear diff bushing.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:43 PM   #8
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wait na never mind not going to go through this again... LOL learned my lesson you guys are to harsh on this forum!

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Old 10-07-2009, 01:53 PM   #10
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Those prices seem crazy high. They are trying to rip you off because they are an M shop.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:57 PM   #11
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I would call Matt/Jose and compare the price. GL

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drive up here...I will get everything done for 60-70% of the price
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That's WAAAAY too much money! Do not go to him for these repairs!
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These prices might be a bit on the higher side, but are not "crazy high" for the LA area, unfortunately.
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These prices might be a bit on the higher side, but are not "crazy high" for the LA area, unfortunately.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:12 PM   #17
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Invest in a few tools and DIY. Most of that is pretty easy stuff.
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$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!
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:27 PM   #20
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cool thanks guys, I'm definitely not paying that much, considering diy, these forums are a life saver!
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