Originally Posted by jgburns
I don't feel obligated to support my dealer, but I do keep it mind that they need to stay in business for me to have a local source of parts. Also, it helps to have friends with the inside relationship with BMW. As much as I rely on this forum and my own ability to work on my bike, I respect my local dealer.
The link to the previous thread above will reveal you can save $7.50/filter with a non-BMW part. That's 0.25 PENNIES per mile. Is it really worth it?
BMW (kit) 11002300053 $21 (no paint, well letters)
Napa Gold FIL 1348 $5.79(? by Wix, gold paint)
K&N BK 7355551 $11.99
Purolator PurOne PL10241 $5.39 (Peel off label)(nice blue paint)
Mobil-1 M1-102 $9.99 (gloss black,peel-off label)
Wix 51348 $4.95
SuperTech 3614 $2.07 (? by Fram, no Hand-Grip coating)
Fram 6063 $3.84 (has Hand-Grip coating on end)
Amsoil EaoM -122 $17.00
Bosch 3330 $5.99 (made by Purolator , flaking black paint)
Bosch 72161 $6.59 (? Purolator--nice gloss black paint.)
MicroGuard GL10241 $3.29 (by Purolator )
Purolator ML16825 $4.89
Purolator PL25230 $5.99
Lot's of folks are saving $18 or so with the SuperTech.
This oil change alone I'm saving $15 (PureOne).
I have/do bought parts locally.
But $15 bucks is still $15 bucks to me.