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A prospective customer has asked my shop to perform an oil change on his 2006 BMW 525. He states the BMW dealer charges too much ($150 according to him). a) his query alone raises a red flag, as I'm sure he didn't buy a beemer to SAVE money b) my shop works on Infiniti's and my techs are protesting possibly being volunteered to work on a BMW....is there something more technical than what I'm thinking about performing an oil change?.......should synthetic oil be used?

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Synthetic is good
its an easy job

iworked for a bmw dealership and they never use good oil they used the same oil walmart uses for that cheap oil change
so dont sweat it

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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