OK, so quick update on the X5.
Spent 2 1/2 hrs yesterday afternoon at the garage with Technician and the head of Customer Service.
We went over the bill together. It appears I misunderstood the fone call, they were calling to ask permission!!
As the car has 220k, when one Glowplug (€30 each) goes they replace all as they expect the others to expire shortly afterwards.
The DME is a dedicated black-box just for the cold start, and they automatically change that at same time. (€110)
It's underneath the Collection Box.
The Collection Box they were talking about is not replaced, he was just explaining it takes nearly 3 hrs to remove
and refit, hence another reason to change everything whilst it's off. It's basically their name for what is I suppose
the Inlet Manifold with the Butterflies inside it, and the MAF attached to it.
A big portion of the bill was Brakes, front discs & pads (€325 + €180) rear pads (€165) and handbrake shoes (Can't
Fluids, oil was €150, brake and coolant too, plus Full Inspection, wiper blades front & rear, 2 washer jets, door
mirror surround, and small assorted sundries.
At the end of going through the bill I could see where it had all mounted up to €2385 (labour is €95 per hour) but I
said due to all the messing me around previously I was expecting a 'nice discount' (it's a word not recognized in
Lux coz usually Custy Service is SH1T) and they eventually offered me 10% off, so not too bad.
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