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Right my car is coming close to 85 000 miles think it will be due an Inspection 2 service where would be the best place (and not too expensive ) place to go preferably near Wicklow /South Dublin area

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i can recomend (dave quinn) karl beside the green isle in clondalkin 0872457892 ex frank keanes he will look after you tell him john mc grath sent you

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what year is the car Vickers ? and is it defo due an inspection 2 ? Think they can hit around 85K to 90K mark alright.

You could always give it a go yourself, if you're not too bothered on dealer stamps. Having said that, some of the work might be a bit difficult, if you ain't mechanically minded.
 

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Whatever about doing the oil services yourself, I wouldn;t take the chance on the inspections, even if you have the full list of checks.

Just my thoughts!

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chances are you could do a better job than the dealer, especially as it is your baby but I think you're right, especially as it's a 99, keep it right for the years to come!!

Mine is due very soon also, and it's an inspection 2 that's needed, just 51k on the clock now - I have been thinking about going to a specialist but I am more inclined to go to the dealer, partly to keep the book stamped and also because McKeons really looked after me the last time.
 

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It sounds about right, but, it's hard to know, I was quoted between 450 and 500 including VAT by Mckeons.

Just make sure you get them to call you if they find anything, I got stung years ago, some parts needed to be changed and they went ahead and did the work without asking me, the price trippled!!

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Mines due an inspection 2 now but am going to do it myself. Its not that difficult and most of the things on the inspection list are just checks.
 

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seeing as its a 99. its best to keep the stamps up for another bit.

Seriously though, there is nothing difficult in the inspection 2, although your engine being a 4 cylinder, might mean the oil filter is in a different place ?
 

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copied from e36coupe

BMW Service schedule
This is what BMW attend to on the three set service intervals:


Oil Service
Drain engine oil and replace oil filter and sump plug washer
Check P.A.S system for leaks
Check all ancillary drive belts for condition and correct tension
Check all connections and lines on braking system for leaks, damage and correct position
Check brake pads and discs
Complete tyre check
Check and adjust screen washer jets
Check fluid level and concentration of screen wash reservoir, including intensive
Check brake fluid level
Refill engine oil
Check coolant level and concentration
Check ALL exterior lights
Check condition, operation of seat belts
Check ALL instrument and control lighting and ALL other interior courtesy lighting


Inspection I
Drain engine oil and replace oil filter and sump plug washer
Check all transmission for leaks
Check P.A.S system for leaks, tightness and fluid level
Check all connections and lines on braking system for leaks, damage and correct positioning
Check fuel pipes, tank and connections for leaks, damage and position
Inspect underside of body for corrosion, underseal damage etc.
Check wheel cylinders and dust seals for leaks
Check brake disc/drum surface
Check handbrake lever travel, movement of handbrake cables and adjustment
Check shock absorbers for leaks
Complete tyre check
Inspect bodywork for corrosion, stone chips, damage or contamination
Check fluid level and concentration of screen wash reservoir
Refill engine oil
Lubricate door mechanism, hinges
Check coolant hoses for leaks
Check and adjust valve clearances
Renew spark plugs
Renew air intake filter
Check brake system connections including ABS for tightness and positioning
Check clutch hose connections for tightness and positioning
Check clutch fluid level
Check brake fluid
Check battery acid level & top up with distilled water if necessary
Check coolant level and record concentration
Check spare wheel condition and record on chart
Check idle speed except on vehicles with idle speed control
Check CO reading (except catalyst version)
Check ALL exterior lights
Check ALL instrument & control lighting and ALL other interior courtesy lighting
Check operation of heater/vent controls and blower
Check operation of sunroof, mirrors and convertible roof if applicable
Check condition, operation of seat belts
Check engine performance
Check clutch operation
Check steering operation
Check steering wheel alignment
Check foot brake operation
Check wheel balance
Check speedometer operation
Check distance and trip recorder operation
Check engine revolution counter operation
Check temperature gauge operation
Check fuel gauge operation
Check fuel consumption gauge operation
Check heater/air conditioning operation
Check on-board computer operation including head up display


Inspection II
Drain engine oil and replace oil filter and sump plug washer
Drain automatic transmission oil
Change manual transmission oil
Check P.A.S system for leaks
Check radiator bottom hose for leaks
Check steering box for leaks
Check all connections and lines on braking system for leaks
Check fuel pipes, tank and connections for leaks, damage and position
Check condition, position and mounting of exhaust system
Inspect underside of body for corrosion/underseal damage etc.
Remove brake pads/linings, clean and check for wear
Check handbrake lever travel, movement of handbrake cables and adjustment
Check on rear disc brake models, handbrake lining wear
Check shock absorbers for leaks
Complete tyre check
Inspect bodywork for corrosion, stone chips, damage or contamination
Check fluid level and concentration of screen washer reservoir
Refill engine oil
Refill automatic transmission oil
Remove spark plugs
Check and adjust valve clearances
Renew spark plugs
Lubricate door mechanism hinges
Check coolant hoses
Renew air intake filter
Check P.A.S hose clips for tightness & P.A.S fluid level
Check clutch hose connections level, tightness and positioning
Check battery acid level and top up with distilled water if necessary
Check condition/tightness coolant hoses
Check coolant level and record concentration
Check idle speed except on vehicles with idle speed control
Check CO reading (except catalyst version)
Check ALL exterior lights
Check ALL instrument and control lighting and ALL other interior courtesy lighting
Check operation of heater/vent controls and blower
Check operation of door mirrors, sunroof and convertible roof if applicable
Check condition, operation of seat belts
Check clutch operation
Check steering operation
Check steering wheel alignment
Check foot brake operation
Check wheel balance
Check speedometer operation
Check distance and trip recorder operation
Check engine revolution counter operation
Check temperature gauge operation
Check fuel gauge operation
Check fuel consumption gauge operation
Check heater/air conditioning operation
 

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Yeah like they really do all that more like the basics and thats it
 
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