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      01-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #35
United Kingdom

Drives: F30 330d M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: UK

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Originally Posted by rich1068 View Post
Well my car is confirmed (again) week 6 at the dealer so I've been in touch with them about the black chrome tailpipes and black grilles. They've given me a small discount and it comes in at 73.65 for the tailpipes and 75.06 for the grilles.

Does this sound reasonable?

They've also quoted me 96 labour. Now I could probably get a little off this too but I'm thinking about tackling this job myself. I know there's a guide for the grilles but how about the tailpipes?

A bit of background. I am terminally cack-handed. On a general handiness scale of 1 being my 4 year old and 10 being my dad I'd give myself 3. And I'm being generous.
I got the tailpipes for 10 less than that but the grilles for 5 more, so not much in it! The 96 labour is less than an hour's labour I think so seems quite reasonable "for BMW", but still a lot of money for what they're actually doing!

I've fitted the grilles myself on my E92 and E82 before, it's easy (there's a DIY I think); the tailpipes just fix on with sort of grub-screws I think, should also be easy! I'm also not great with DIY, but I managed to do the grilles, twice, almost stress-free; and I can't imagine the tailpipes being difficult at all. If I was you, I'd at least give it a go; you can then always get the dealer to help you out if something goes wrong!
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