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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2016, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Popped in today and they quoted me 170 to change oil and filter?

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Sounds about right for a main dealer, guessing ~100 per hour labour, the rest parts. Why not DIY and save some money? It's as basic a job as it gets.
Failing that, find a decent garage for the job, at least you'd save on labour costs. As long as they're Vat registered and stamp your service booklet your history and any warranty should stay intact.


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Yeah no way im paying that! Now looking for a mini specialist locally.
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170? for a service? I can tackle a full service provided I have the tools and parts in 30-40 minutes. Try getting and doing the stuff yourself and you could save loads of cash.

And getting to know your car is a good thing aswell
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Not knowing where you are and what Gen Mini you own, For a Gen 1 your looking at about $24 for the oil filter, Approx $70 for 5 litres of oil (Castrol) from an auto store. Assuming you have a 36mm socket to remove the oil filter cover and a socket for the Oil drain plug and 2 x jack stands to support the car, your still looking at $100 if you DIY so considering your looking at around $70-$80 labour for about a 30-40 min job (while the oil drains) its not a difficult job. Just don't forget to use the correct torque on the drain plug especially as your threading steel into alloy and don't want to strip the threads and don't over tighten the oil filter cover either.
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In British sterling ha ha it will cost you about 70 quid.
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Yes im based in midlands uk
need the auto box oil changing too. Its a 2010 cooper s clubby! Any ideas how much it will cost for fluid change in box?
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because your tranny is an aisin unit it was used in some small toyotas and the fluid from mini is 35 quid a quart
but there is a fluid made by toyota called type 4 which is 4 quid a liter and is the same thing!!. you are looking at 9 liters 8 quarts

assuming your mechanic charges 100 quid an hour

you are looking at 2-3 hours so 200-300 quid plus 46 quid fluid so it will cost you around 246-346 quid.

assuming your mechanic doesn't take too long it shouldnt break the bank too much XD

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If your MINI is over 4 years old, you can get 'value servicing', which for an oil service for mine is 134...

Google MINI Value Service and put your reg in...
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