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    K1600 18,000 mile inspection

    My K16 is due for its first 18,000 miles inspection. I have heard a couple horror stories about what this may cost. Apparently checking/adjusting the valves can be a blow-out high $ number. Can anyone tell me what their cost of the 18K inspection was? Or, can anyone tell me what the typical 18K inspection dollar cost is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyesjg View Post
    My K16 is due for its first 18,000 miles inspection. I have heard a couple horror stories about what this may cost. Apparently checking/adjusting the valves can be a blow-out high $ number. Can anyone tell me what their cost of the 18K inspection was? Or, can anyone tell me what the typical 18K inspection dollar cost is?
    I would call my dealer and ask them for an estimate. What you get here might include the $85/hr shop and the $125/hr shop. It is also likely to include the "Oh, I forgot the two tires" reply and other such information.
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    Did mine this spring.
    The only reason I did was to insure there would be no warranty issues.
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    They sent radiator out for cleaning and pressure testing.
    It was surprising how much road tar there was on it.
    Out the door it was a little over $1000.
    Would I do it again. NO.
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    $768 for 18k, $853 for $36k - both were "by the book" with no extras. 36k included two valves having shim adjustments

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    My 18k was around $900. My 36k was just shy of 1100. Same dealer.
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    I was quoted $507.66 for the 18K service on a K1600GT...

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthewind1 View Post
    I was quoted $507.66 for the 18K service on a K1600GT...
    Not bad actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmftoy1 View Post
    $768 for 18k, $853 for $36k - both were "by the book" with no extras. 36k included two valves having shim adjustments
    That's considerably less than the $1200 I was quoted for the 36k from the barrington dealership. The dealer in countryside wouldn't give me an estimate just saying if any valves were out of spec " it would be a lot more work".

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyesjg View Post
    My K16 is due for its first 18,000 miles inspection. I have heard a couple horror stories about what this may cost. Apparently checking/adjusting the valves can be a blow-out high $ number. Can anyone tell me what their cost of the 18K inspection was? Or, can anyone tell me what the typical 18K inspection dollar cost is?
    My 30,000km (18,000 mile) service was about $1300 CDN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bikers1collie View Post
    Not bad actually.
    That quote came out of MAX in North Hampton, NH, just for reference...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfengstad View Post
    My 30,000km (18,000 mile) service was about $1300 CDN.
    Wow...
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    It all depends on what you need done on your 18,000 mile service.
    Me, I usually do my own maintenance so I just want the valves clearances checked and spark plugs replaced.
    I was quoted about $600.00.
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    Most shop will charge eight hours labor and a little over $300 in parts ($123.30 for six spark plugs!). If you need a valve adjustment allot more. I did mine at home, not that bad of a job took my time. The valves (24) were good, radiator was clean inside but did give the outside a good cleaning (the radiator has to come out to gain access to the valve cover). Refilled the cooling system with BMW coolant and distilled water and bleed the air out through the two bleed screws. But there are allot of small things (clips, brackets, hoses and plastic) to break.

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    Any Adjustment needed?

    For all those who had the 18K service done, was there any adjustment needed? My valves were fine and so were my spark plugs. I wonder if BMW should look into adjusting the scheduled valve checks on this engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by 177171 View Post
    My valves were fine and so were my spark plugs. I wonder if BMW should look into adjusting the scheduled valve checks on this engine
    It was that way on the old brick engine also.
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