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Old 12-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by DiabloADV View Post
Oil changes and valve adjustments are most of your service needs. 45 minutes sitting on a stool in your garage...

You can buy the diagnostic reader for less than the cost of one dealer visit.
It seems to be popular opinion that BMW's hold a high cost of ownership. Are these folks that prefer not to take the 45 minutes and do their own wrenching? Or perhaps it's replacement parts that cost money? If routine maintenance on the 1200 boxer can be done with basic tools in my own garage I'm failing to see where the high cost of ownership is.
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