I was going to buy a magnetic sump plug, is one fitted H ?
I got charged £32.42 for two litres of oil last year when I had the 600 mile service done at the well known BMW dealer in Long Eaton. The oil filter was £12.60 plus about £1.10 for the sump plug washer. Labour cost was £93 plus £3 to top up the coolant and another £3 charge to dispose of the old oil. Total cost was £145.13 - not a cheap 600 mile oil change. However, they originally charged me £177.55. This was because they invoiced me for FOUR litres of oil. I pointed out that the engine only holds 1.7 litres of oil and they changed the bill. And no, I did not get a part bottle of oil, for topping up, with 300cc's of oil which would have been left when they used the two litre bottles of oil. If I had not noticed the inflated bill, they would have been quite happy to overcharge me over £32. I only need to change the oil this year so I will buy any 15/50 motorcycle oil and, unfortunately, pay the BMW price for an oil filter. I will not be using that BMW dealer again.Did you go to main dealer for oil/filter ? no one in UK seems to sell BM oil/filter for the 310 approx. price a Rainbow, Rotherham is nearly £50 for same.
Revisiting this otherwise excellent post - a couple of points.Crush washers are meant for allowing a perfect seal and they will "crush" a little bit, preventing you to over-tight the bolt. I often did not replace the crush washer systematically on each oil change, but I was told using the same crush washer over and over could damage the threads of the casing in the long run, it makes sense and for what they cost, I prefer to do it whenever possible.
Which service was this? 1 year, xxxx miles? When do you need to check your valve spacings?So this morning I changed the oil and filter. Easy-peasy, except that the old filter was on mighty tight, I had to break out one of those filter wrenches. I changed the brake fluid as well, front and rear, also quite easy. Final act was to connect my tablet with the MotoScan app via the OBDlink LX and, after checking for codes (there were none, in the motor management, ABS system, or instrument cluster), reset the service date to next April. All set for the coming year, just add fuel.