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Can someone ballpark what I can expect to pay at my upcoming 12K service for my 2003 LT? Before I choke on my tongue, I figure a little advance warning is appropriate.

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12,000 service cost

Just got mine back yesterday. $675.
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I would love to know how I can get a $1200 quote for the 12k service from my former dealership in NJ and someone else can get the work done for $675. Makes me wonder whether or not my former dealership was screwing me. I also wonder if $675 is actually the price for ALL the work. I was quoted $275 for the brake fluid replacement alone. BTW, I also have an 03. I ended up doing most of the 12k myself and the parts alone were about $130. (including a couple of buckets).

Can you share a breakdown of the $675 with us. I'm curious.

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The pure 12K service costs about $450 to $500 here in NH. If it coincides with an annual or a biannual fluid flush and replacement, you can add up to $400. If is a 24K, there is additional cost for the fuel filter. Valve adjustment can add several hundred dollars. But, you shouldn't be getting that in an estimate since there's no way of telling if it needs to be done until the valves are checked.

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Here in Denver we have two BMW Dealers:

Foothills BMW quoted me between 750.00 and 800.00 without the valve check on my '03.

BMW of Denver quoted me 475.00 without the valve adjustment. I opted to do the oil change myself and have them change out the clutch fluid as well which came to the same price. Adding the valve check adds around 200.00 I think. That was the 12k. I just had it done. BMW of Denver did a great job !!!! I would highly recommend them.

Working with Foothills is fine also, but their prices don't compare.
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Had mine done two weeks ago. Total with parts was $716. No valves were adjusted. I had asked them to change the coolant and fuel filter, but they did not, or it would of been higher.
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Can someone ballpark what I can expect to pay at my upcoming 12K service for my 2003 LT? Before I choke on my tongue, I figure a little advance warning is appropriate.

Jon
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I paid $1340 with two new tires (880's) for my 2002 about a month ago. From everything I've read, prices can vary a lot from location to location.

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You're right Bob, doing the service myself was pretty easy, although I think I would need your help to do the valve adjustment is necessary. I paid $120 for the 12K parts necessary for everything. I had the dealer flush the brakes and clutch for $125 when it was in for some other damage repair.

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You are talking about Garden State I had the same problem, 24,000 + anual was $300 cheaper at Cross Country. That's why they have gone belly up. The people at CC were also much more customer friendly.

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Had mine done in Atlanta the last week of September. Just under $460. Did not include valve adjustment.

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They also installed shocks at the same time. I thought it was a fair price. The shocks and installation were billed out separately. I feel that this dealer has always been fair in dealings with me.

I really can't think of one thing that I would buy in goods or services that would be the exact same dollar amount throughout the country. I keep thinking of just the cost differences of a three bedroom home of 1800 sq ft in Seattle, New York, Boston, Des Moines, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Atlanta. Not that it is directly comparable to a 12K service, but there are some of the same things affecting the cost of the 12K that affect the cost of a home.
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.... I keep thinking of just the cost differences of a three bedroom home of 1800 sq ft in Seattle, New York, Boston, Des Moines, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Atlanta. .....
Makes me feel better that the nearest BMW dealer is 3-4 hours away; but within that 4 hours I have my choice of St. Louis, Tulsa, Bentonville and Little Rock Ar, Cape Girardeau, and Kansas City.

Guess I better start calling realtors to find the best price <g>!

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12K service for my 2003 at BMW Motorcycles of Cleveland was $665.xx with Valve adjust (one was out of spec).

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I would also imagine it may be cheaper in cities that have two dealers. Competition.
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Can someone ballpark what I can expect to pay at my upcoming 12K service for my 2003 LT? Before I choke on my tongue, I figure a little advance warning is appropriate.
I had one 12K done when I first bought the bike and it cost me $450 or so. Was done on a winter special just after I bought the bike. I thought that was high.. I guess I'm cheap. Unfortunately that dealer closed after a new BMW Boutique opened up 20 miles away... The prices they charge I just look.. and buy the small parts and Boutique stuff I need there.

The service isn't hard... even the valve adjustment and it actually takes less time and effort, never mind the cost.. than trying to get my bike done at the dealer..

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Jon;
Do the service yourself. It's not that hard and you learn something about your bike.
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Had mine done in Atlanta the last week of September. Just under $460. Did not include valve adjustment.

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Shop Supplies
BMW Inspection

They also installed shocks at the same time. I thought it was a fair price. The shocks and installation were billed out separately. I feel that this dealer has always been fair in dealings with me.

I really can't think of one thing that I would buy in goods or services that would be the exact same dollar amount throughout the country. I keep thinking of just the cost differences of a three bedroom home of 1800 sq ft in Seattle, New York, Boston, Des Moines, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Atlanta. Not that it is directly comparable to a 12K service, but there are some of the same things affecting the cost of the 12K that affect the cost of a home.
I am curious about how much your shock install was, since the bike was already torn down about as far as you have to go to put shocks in, for the 12K. My dealer quoted me $525 (standard hours) to install the shocks when the bike was scheduled in for a 12K at 36000miles. Couldn't convince him that he shouldn't charge the full book rate if the bike was already apart.

Bottom line is that he lost the shock install and the 12K service. The 12k took me about 5 hours and the shocks out and in was a litttle under 2 hours. Not a bad effort to save $840.
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Jon, I just did oil in mine

oil/filter, tranny and rear end.
it's at 15K, just bought the bike (used 00).
Figure I will do it again in 5K miles along with plugs/coolant/fluid flush.

I just bought the bike and tapped all my cash, so stuck with just oil for now.
You will need a 14MM 1/2 socket from Tool town and the oil filter removing tool from BMW. Also good set of metric sockets and allen head sockets. Torox bits for scewdriver

Get a funnel with a long neck that has flex in it for engine oil fill. Get a small pump filler for qt bottle for rear end and tranny fill.

They have Castrol synthetic blend 10w40 Actevo at Bent bike for 17.99 a gal.
I used royal purple synthetic 90 in rear and tranny. WHAT a difference in the tranny shifting as others have seen going to synthetic.

Once you do it once, it will be easy. Would be happy to come over and do it with you! I live in richmond beach.

I want to buy the videos and full manual prior to the next 5K change, so I can do the rest.

The above notes will save you lots of running around!

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I paid $370 here in Kansas City, had brakes bled on a 01 for another 100. Totaled just around $500.00 and change.
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12K Service Costs

My thanks to all for the advice on the 12K service costs. The actual amount certainly seems to run the gamut. I am mechanically capable for most light service so I will look at doing some myself. However, I will give the dealer first crack at cutting me a good deal since I bought it there. I bought the bike last week with 9.3K on the clock but I ride a lot and the 12K will hit me soon.

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Stoker100,

Where is Richmond (military transplant)? I'm in Auburn.

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North of Seattle just a little

Richmond Beach is the western part of Shoreline just north of Seattle NE 175th off of I-5. I gew up on lake tapps, so I know auburn.
Let me know if ur up for doin it yourself and we could meet up.
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I just had the 12K done on my '05. Without any valve adjustment and without rear drive fluid change (I just changed the rear end fluids while on the trip home from CCR) the service cost me $417. Country Rode BMW , Fairport, NY.

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Larry,

Send me a PM with your contact info. Like I said, doing some of this work myself will likely save me a bunch. Typically, I'll stay away from the brakes since they are ABS, but basic fluids etc are no problem.

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Cherry Hill BMW, NJ - performed this week.

12,000 mile service - 615.00
Parts - 123.97 (these were just oil, filters, plugs etc)

Total: 738.97

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I was at the dealer yesterday. I have a 36,000 coming up on my 03 LTC. We discussed a few annual items including changing the coolant,brake fluid, etc.. The 36,000(12,000) including valve adjustment was quoted at $800.00..

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For all the Seattle area folks, there has been some discussion of holding a tech session up that way. The guys in Portland have done this several times with great success, as well as groups from several other areas.

I'll be up in the PNW area at the end of October, so if people are interested, maybe we can hold a tech session up that way. Does Sunday, October 30 work for anyone?

I can bring my experience, and I'm sure some of the locals can provide the necessary tools. We'll need someone to provide a garage or other suitable working space.

Also, I suggest that we continue this discussion in the North West forum. I'll start a thread there so we can discuss it further.

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If this is your first 12K service I would recommend you just do fluid changes and the rest is just inspection, I will guaranty your spark plugs and valves need no attention until at least 30K.
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This is the first 12K service.
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I am cetainly interested in a tech day, but the 30th of Oct is bad...I'm on vacation out of town. Any time after 5 Nov is a must for me (preferably on a weekend).

If all those interested can wait till then, I'm definitely in.

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I just finished doing mine myself a couple weeks ago. I bought new plugs/oils/oil filter,coolant,and brake-clutch fluids. I learned a lot about the bike and now feel a lot more comfortable with it. Nothing was too difficult but it took a little bit of time to go through everything. I took it slow so I check out everything. I checked the valves too and luckily didn't need to replace any lifters (I just love a bike where the only way to adjust the valves is by changing out the lifters). It also gave me a chance to clean up some of the extra wiring installed by the previous owner.
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I know you can't make it to our NW tech session on the 30th, But the offer still stands to help you out with your 12K. I am comfortable with everything but the brakes. I had the dealer bleed and change the fluid on mine. The cost was not to bad that way. Plus its my way of tossing "some" work their way. I could come your way or you mine, even have another tech session. That's what winters are for around here.

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Thanks Brian,

My odo is only 10.3K right now, so I have a little time, especially since I will be on vacation for 2 weeks away from the bike. I will definitely be taking you up on your offer though. I, too, don't feel uncomfortable with the work minus the brakes due to the ABS.

What are your thoughts on synthetic fluids? Probably a little early for the engine, but what about driveline, etc?

Also, I have another question, but I will post on the NW forum.
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With which Atlanta dealership did you do business (there are two)?
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A&S in Sacramento quoted me $950 a few weeks ago. I bought the parts for around $140. The guys at the tech session walked me through the whole 12K service in a few hours. (Thanks again guys!) Looks like A&S is the most expensive so far. It must be that California cost of living???

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5-10-06 By the book line by line 12K service, including brakes+rear pads, and a little custom mod to the charcoal canister stuff.
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I had a 36,000 (12k) mile service done last December when everything was slow due to weather. I also had the annual done as well. All fluids and filters and plugs. Valve clearance check, brake fluid flush, coolant flush, the whole nine yards including exhaust bracket replacement for a total of $715.52.

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Mine was over 1100 with a rear tire. Hey, aren't we paying roughly .08 cents per mile. That's not too good come to think about it!
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