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Old Jun 9th, 2009, 01:32 PM
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My mcs is comming up to 60,000 miles and due for a service

Does anyone know what is done at the 60 thou service and how much it is likely to cost

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The belts get changed - this is the major thing that is different to a normal service. It should tell you in the owners service manual under "inspection 2" if that makes sense! It's not cheap if you get BMW to do it £300 - £400 I think if memory serves me right. I got it done elsewhere for half that!
You could go into BMW ask them what is done in this service, and how much they will charge and then go somewhere else and ask them to do it for you.
Has the service indicator told you the car needs serviced? If not you could go on until it does. BMW can tell you when your car is due to be serviced if you hand them your key. It's about the only thing they have done for me and not charged!
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I didnt think that there was a set service type at any certain milage due to MINI's having a service indicator based on how you drive.

Mine has 55k miles on the clock and was due for its second oil service only. This from BMW was around £120. So not too much at all.

The next service which is the bigger one (called inspection 2) will be due in around 1550 miles according to my service indicator.

The cost of the inspection 2 at my MINI garage is £240. So still not too pricy overall.

There are no big belt change services on MINI as they are cam chain driven and therefore do not need a cam belt replacement, which is usually the pricey service that happens at around 60k miles on cars such as Vauxhalls and Volkswagens etc.

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Quote: Originally Posted by mooneymini (original)
I didnt think that there was a set service type at any certain milage due to MINI's having a service indicator based on how you drive.

Mine has 55k miles on the clock and was due for its second oil service only. This from BMW was around £120. So not too much at all.

The next service which is the bigger one (called inspection 2) will be due in around 1550 miles according to my service indicator.

The cost of the inspection 2 at my MINI garage is £240. So still not too pricy overall.

There are no big belt change services on MINI as they are cam chain driven and therefore do not need a cam belt replacement, which is usually the pricey service that happens at around 60k miles on cars such as Vauxhalls and Volkswagens etc.

Yeah I meant that they inspect your super charger belt and change it if it is looking worn - mine was so it needed to be changed. BMW might up the price if they do the Inspection 2 and discover that the belt is worn and needs to be replaced. I think it is a fairly comon thing to do at around the 60 - 65 thousand mile mark.
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Inspection 2 is probably what you mean. BMWs checks are not as extensive as some independants and the cost from an independant is slightly lower. BMW is fine if your on TLC but TBH IMO get a good independant like ThinkMini, 1320 etc and your laughing because if BMW find a problem your paying thier labour rates which are almost if not defo double that of a good independants...and many of these have used BMW trained techs or people with a lot of mechanical knowledge and then several years specialising in MINIs

This is the most unprofessional bit of site management I have seen since I was banned from a certain other site...at least they had the excuse that they were enthusiasts who had strong views and not professionals paid to keep thier cool!
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Inspection 2 is probably what you mean. BMWs checks are not as extensive as some independants and the cost from an independant is slightly lower. BMW is fine if your on TLC but TBH IMO get a good independant like ThinkMini, 1320 etc and your laughing because if BMW find a problem your paying thier labour rates which are almost if not defo double that of a good independants...and many of these have used BMW trained techs or people with a lot of mechanical knowledge and then several years specialising in MINIs

I agree, I used ThinkMini, great price and great customer care, what more can you ask for.


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