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post #1 of 12 Old Sep 13th, 2008, 5:59 pm Thread Starter
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What should I expect a dealer to charge me for this? Put another way -- what's a "fair price" to pay to have this done?
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post #2 of 12 Old Sep 13th, 2008, 7:23 pm
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Re: Brake System Flush with ABS

Budds in Oakville charged me ~ $240.00 and threw in a free clutch fluid change as a courtesy.

Integral ABS is beyond my average ability so I don't mind paying for a good job done right.

How does that compare to what you were quoted ?
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Haven't rec'd my quote yet Frank.
Just looking for a range to determine if it's reasonable. Like you, I'd prefer not to make it DIY project given the complexity of the integrated ABS stuff ....... although, I expect there are step-by-step instructions (with photos) somewhere on this site.
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Re: Brake System Flush with ABS

Last year on my '06 LT, I had the dealer do both the wheel and ABS control circuits and bleed test. Cost was $162 (1.8 hrs) for labour and $9.50 for fluid.
They also did the clutch for $36.00.
The Maintenance Schedule specifies every 2 years for ABS control circuits - but I understand that BMW has issued a bulletin stating that every 3 years is now OK for control circuits.

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Last year on my '06 LT, I had the dealer do both the wheel and ABS control circuits and bleed test. Cost was $162 (1.8 hrs) for labour and $9.50 for fluid.
They also did the clutch for $36.00.
The Maintenance Schedule specifies every 2 years for ABS control circuits - but I understand that BMW has issued a bulletin stating that every 3 years is now OK for control circuits.
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Re: Brake System Flush with ABS

Gateway BMW in St Louis charged me $145 for a brake flush on my '01, which has the same ABS II system that '00 has.

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Re: Brake System Flush with ABS

Probably close to $250 for the integrated power brake system on your 2002. The earlier models without the integrated power brakes take a lot less time and require no special tools. Having ABS is not really a big deal when bleeding either type. The integrated, power brakes changes the whole ballgame.

I recently did my 2002 myself but one still must have a system bleed test and fault code reset at the dealer. They will charge a half hour to an hour depending on where you go. This was in conjunction with replacing all the brake lines with steel. You may want to consider having that done as well since the rubber hoses on your 2002 have a service life of about five years.

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I had the greatest honor to perform the brake fluid replaced and the clutch system as well on my 05 LT at a tech session at CCR with help from John and Terry.
It is not extremely complicated if you have someone to keep you on track, but some "customized" tools are required because of the hard to reach bleed valves for the brakes system.
It still took a good 3 hours as I was learning from others, but in the end I was very proud of the accomplishment.
There is no need to take the bike to the dealer afterward if you are careful to never run out of fluid and let air into the system.
Terry had the "funny funnels" (maybe you can post a picture and part list Terry) and John made a wrench to work the bled screws (can you post a pic John?).

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Re: Brake System Flush with ABS

Do this yourself. It is not difficult in the least. The BMW manual shows you how to do this. It is easier with a second set of hands, so find another BMW rider to help you.

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Which BMW manual shows how to do this?

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I had the greatest honor to perform the brake fluid replaced and the clutch system as well on my 05 LT at a tech session at CCR with help from John and Terry.
It is not extremely complicated if you have someone to keep you on track, but some "customized" tools are required because of the hard to reach bleed valves for the brakes system.
It still took a good 3 hours as I was learning from others, but in the end I was very proud of the accomplishment.
There is no need to take the bike to the dealer afterward if you are careful to never run out of fluid and let air into the system.
Terry had the "funny funnels" (maybe you can post a picture and part list Terry) and John made a wrench to work the bled screws (can you post a pic John?).
Thanks for the kind words Gilles, actually you can just about do it with a regular 7mm wrench. The BMW tool is just that with the end bent 90 degrees. I gave Marc some additional info when I answered his other post. Of couse Marc feel free to PM me with any questions and provide me a phone number and I can walk (talk) you through it.

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Re: Brake System Flush with ABS

Atlantic Motorplex in Moncton did a complete flush for me a couple of years ago. I was charged for 3.5 hrs labor. I wud guess you will pay abouot $250.00 for your bike.

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