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Old 11th June 2010, 10:45   #1
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A friend has his eyes on a 3yr old 3 series beamer..
anybody know first hand what the service/maintenance costs amount to?
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came to know from a friend that after every 50k kms we have to change fuel pump which costs 70+k. is it true?
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A friend has his eyes on a 3yr old 3 series beamer..
anybody know first hand what the service/maintenance costs amount to?
Since its already 3 years old, and he's buying it used, no sense in visiting BMW authorised workshops. Best to find a great independent Euro-car specialist. Expect between Rs. 10,000 to 20,000 (+ / - 10%) every 15,000 kms for scheduled services. However, its a European car...parts for which are expensive. Your friend should budget for Rs. 50,000 annually for the 4th / 5th / 6th years, and then Rs. 75,000 for each year thereafter.

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came to know from a friend that after every 50k kms we have to change fuel pump which costs 70+k. is it true?
Rubbish. While I have no doubt that BMW fuel pumps cost 70 grand, there isn't any need to change them at 50,000 kms.
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this is one that was bought off an Indian showroom..
50,000 a yr will definitely pinch
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30,000 KM service from the authorized service center was around 24K.
It included replacing engine oil, oil filter, air intake filter (for the AC) Interior & exterior cleaning, including labor, some other minor things.

Some other charges - Removing & refitting rear glass- 14K.
Rear windscreen glass - 42 K.
Front suspension bushes - 12K.

As you can see from the above, not only is normal servicing expensive, the parts are quite expensive too ! An advantage is that they only do what the readout of the key tells them to do, so no question of taking you for a ride with unnecessary things.

Also, 3rd year insurance policy was 32K.

Service is once in 15,000 kms or whenever the car tells you its time to get it done. Engine oil top up will also need to be done once in a while.

Hope the above info is of use to your friend ! This is for the 320D.

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I think we all need to see this

HPFP failure FAQ! - BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum - E90Post.com
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Is this for the petrol or the diesel version ? Going by most of the posts, looks like its for the 335 i only ?
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just for the record, fuel pump issues are on the BMW 335, not the 320i or d.
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Parts on all flavors of the new 3-series are not know for their longevity, from high pressure fuel pumps to radiators to throttle bodies to dashboard displays.

The driving experience is excellent, but it does cost relatively large amounts of money outside the first few years to keep it enjoyable.

We can talk specifics if you give details on the exact model and options on the car being discussed.
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There is a ownership report which should give a brief idea on the experience and cost details for a used Bimmer 3 series in India.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...re-indeed.html
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