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      10-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Inspection II cost,

there is a BMW specialist shop locally,
my moupe is sitting at 47K km which is equivalent to 30K miles. I got quote for $1200 for Inspection II.
Its just an inspection, I mean I will have to pay more for valve adjustment, top up fluids if necessary, etc etc.....
Do you guys think I should pay shop $1200 for just inspection? or just pay for what needs to be done like valve adjustment and checking up fluids myself? your sincere feed back is greatly appreciated!

this is their Inspection II procedure,
anything marked ** means, I have to pay additional parts + labour

1. Exterior lighting operation and replace as required. **

2. Instrument and display lighting.

3. Seatbelt condition and operation.

4. Battery state of charge and load tested.

5. Renew cabin micro filter(s). **

6. Heating and A/C operation and efficiency.

7. Central lock and window operation. Lubricate hinges and locks as required.

8. Inspect body for corrosion.

9. Brief diagnostics test. Note faults in memory and clear.

10. Drain and refill engine with BMW approved oil and engine oil additive. Install a new oil filter.

11. Cooling system hoses, connections, fluid level and protection-Add coolant conditioner if required. **

12. Accessory belts condition and adjustment.

13. Windshield wiper and washer condition and operation.

14. Power steering system condition and level.

15. Brake fluid condition and level.

16. Top up all fluids as needed.

17. Perform valve adjustment when applicable. **

18. Fuel system cleaner added.

19. Reset service interval lights and install service reminder.

20. Brake system condition. Remaining pad linings measured.

21. Fuel tank lines and fittings visually inspected.

22. Exhaust condition and mounting hardware.

23. Transmission fluid level and condition.

24. Rear axle fluid and condition, transfer case when applicable.

25. Driveline and axle boot condition.

26. Suspension components, joints and bushings.

27. Steering linkage and joints.

28. Tire pressure checked and adjusted. Wear pattern and tread depth, including the spare are noted.

29. Tires rotated and balanced, and wheel alignment corrected when applicable.**

30. Review all fluid service intervals. Perform as required.**

31. Road tested for proper operation of the brakes, steering, engine, clutch and transmission.

Includes all items from the Inspection I service, plus the following:

1. Air filter renewed

2. Sparkplugs renewed.

3. Pre engine cleaner and engine maintenance kit installed.

4. Fuel filter replacement. **

5. Transmission fluid renewed-if applicable. **

6. Rear axle fluid renewed if applicable. **

** Additional cost may apply.
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      10-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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I paid about $1,100 (with tax) a few months ago and that included the valve adjustment

Edit - I should also say that the shop forgot to put a pretty big part back onto the car, so maybe you get what you pay for
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Should you really be doing an inspection II so soon? Most do it around 50-60k miles/near 100k km

I paid 1200$ for my inspection II
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      10-15-2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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in doing my research i found 1100-1200 was pretty typical for inspection II BUT generally that included valve adjustment... i think you might should try elsewhere for a comparison if you can.
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That should include a valve adjustment.
What worried me more than the cost was assurance that they even bother to open the hood.
How would you know? (Without setting booby traps).
That's the main reason I do all my own work now.
I know what got done and who the clown was that did it.
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      10-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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$1200 for insp 2 included valve adjustment. The ** means the small cost of the valve shims you may or may not need. This was at BMW dealer.
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i will look into it if it includes valve adjustment
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      10-16-2013, 02:49 AM   #8
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No way inspection 2 happens at 30k miles. Someone fucked up resetting the service meter along the way. Inspection 2 for the S54 typically takes place somewhere between 40k~55k miles depending on how hard it's driven and the gas consumption. Mine was done at 47k.
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Is it possible that if it's trashed every bit of the 30k that it's due?
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Just got mine back yesterday from Inspection II @ $1300.00 from the dealer, indies in my area were anywhere from 1200-1500.
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No way inspection 2 happens at 30k miles. Someone fucked up resetting the service meter along the way. Inspection 2 for the S54 typically takes place somewhere between 40k~55k miles depending on how hard it's driven and the gas consumption. Mine was done at 47k.
Huh? Almost everyone here has Inspection 2 at 22-25K. My car has 18K on the clock and says it will be due in around 5K miles. 47k should be the second inspection 2. Inspection 2 is the first valve adjustment so I would certainly have it done when the car asks for it.
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chickdr, that is not true. inspections are based on gallons of gased used OR a certain time frame (i don't remember, 2.5 yrs?), whichever occurs first. your car is due at such a low mileage because it's 6 yrs old now, not because it has 18k.
So I guess a car that just sits undriven for 2 yrs, would suddenly show an inspection being due?
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chickdr, that is not true. inspections are based on gallons of gased used OR a certain time frame (i don't remember, 2.5 yrs?), whichever occurs first. your car is due at such a low mileage because it's 6 yrs old now, not because it has 18k.
So I guess a car that just sits undriven for 2 yrs, would suddenly show an inspection being due?
Isn't inspection II the first time the valves are adjusted? Maybe I am thinking of inspection I at 22-25k? I don't think time has anything to do with when the computer tells you a service is due. It is solely based upon fuel usage from my understanding otherwise mine would have said it needed the service long ago. I do my brake/coolant changes based on time(2yr intervals) and 1yr oil changes since I drive so little each year.

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      10-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #15
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Inspection I (which my '07 is in for today at 24k miles) includes the valve adjustment. The inspection indicator still has quite a few miles to go, but my SA got BMW NA to approve it under my extended maintenance because of the age of the car (Build date 07/07). So the computer doesn't suddenly switch over due to age - it only indicates mileage (based on gas consumption). If you want to get it done based on age, you'll have to talk to your SA and get them to approve it (or pay for it yourself whenever you want it).
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Also, I will note that when I had my '01 M3 in for the valve adjustment, they don't necessarily adjust the valves - they inspect/measure them, and if they are within spec, they don't adjust anything. So "valve adjustment" is a bit of a misnomer.
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There is an Inspection ONE and an Inspection TWO. Inspection ii includes the valve adjustment, Inspection i does not. What inspection does your car need? Have you ever had one before?
edit- looks like you're right, inspection i does include "checking valves"
http://www.zpost.com/forums/attachme...5&d=1347167448

i wonder what I was looking at before that made me think that it didn't. Did they revise it from 2006? Notice it only says 2007/2008 on it.

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I recently got a $1200 quote for Inspection II at Enthusiast Auto and they told me "this includes setting valve lash on the engine". Is that the same thing as valve adjustment? Not to hijack but has anyone dealt with them before?
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      10-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #19
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Isn't inspection II the first time the valves are adjusted? Maybe I am thinking of inspection I at 22-25k? I don't think time has anything to do with when the computer tells you a service is due. It is solely based upon fuel usage from my understanding otherwise mine would have said it needed the service long ago. I do my brake/coolant changes based on time(2yr intervals) and 1yr oil changes since I drive so little each year.
Valves are also adjusted at inspection 1, thats what you're thinking off. Inspection 1 is 30k ish and 2 is 60k ish, but they come early with lots of track days, because they're based on gallons of gas used as the primary meeter.

Early for inspection 1 is like 20k, early for inspection 2 is like 40k. Theyres no way you could have inspection 2 before 30k.

And yes, $1200 for inspection 2 should definitley include valve adjustment. Otherwise it would just be them walking around looking at things, and there's no wheres near 12 hours of labor in that.

If you want the valve adjustment done right, do it yourself, or pay someone on here to do it. A shop quoteing $1200 with no valve adjustment does not know what they're doing.
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Are you guys sure that Inspection 1 includes valve adjustments? I was pretty sure it was only in Inspection 2 which is roughly 25K-30K miles?

Edit: It looks like I was mistaken

Anyway, OP, I believe a $1200 Inspection 2 charge would include valve adjustment. They need to measure the clearances anyway so it's not like there's much more labor involved to change out the shims if necessary. Back when I called a dealership for a quote on Inspection 2, they gave me a figure just a little over $1200 and told me that it includes valve adjustment.
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I recently got a $1200 quote for Inspection II at Enthusiast Auto and they told me "this includes setting valve lash on the engine". Is that the same thing as valve adjustment? Not to hijack but has anyone dealt with them before?
I would clarify with them directly so there are no surprises.

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Inspection I AND II include valve lash inspection. Anyone who says otherwise is speaking a load of rubbish !
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