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damn it I am getting rid of my e30 and getting f348! my car need more money than Ferrari lol Any partay is shedulled for bday? or did you buy some new goody's for her?
Get yourself a set of tools and a factory service manual! No way I would pay someone else that kind of money to do maintenence/service work!!!! Major work or rebuilds sure, but never that much for routine service I could easily do myself! For a one time expense of a few thousand bucks, you could have a fantastic set of tools! All it takes is the correct information, a little patience, the right tools and you can actually have a very rewarding experience. I have been working on my own bikes and cars since I was 12 years old and to me it is as much a part of the motorsport experience as the driving or riding itself. Try it mate, you will absolutley love it, nothing is more satisfying! Start out with something simple, just a routine service. Build up to it from there.
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I would have done it myself, it is a car even if it says Ferrari on it, no reason to pay out the ass to have some Ferrari approved guy doing the service...A guy I know some, had the same car as you and had to change the clutch was quoted an insane amount for the job, so he bought the clutch and him and a few friends changed it saved him some serious money... Then again I understand if you are worried to rip it apart if you have little experience working on cars...
The clutch I would do myself with the help of my friend. But major service is where I draw the line
You guys forget something. When it's time to re-sell the car... you just cannot say you've done it yourself. Well, you can if the car is a E30 325i... but not in an F car, where a difference between a well-documented car with bills and officially-mainatined, and a car where you've done the job yourself can be HUGE I mean... some people, when they have to chose a car where the job has been done by a specialist, and a car that has not, they'll pick the first... even if there're some €€€ of difference. For me it doesn't mean nothing if the job has been carried be a specialist though... but people tend to think so Still, owning a 348 (big service apart) doesn't seem as expensive as I thought it would be...
Biggest problem is that the engine has to get out of the car for belt change. That's why it's so hard to do the service yourself.
If you can sell it more if it was professionally maintenanced, would it make up the money that you spent on the professional maintenance?