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Inspection II on a 2003 BMW Z4 entail and what should it cost?

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What does an Inspection II on a 2003 BMW Z4 entail and what should it cost?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  bimmaster replied 6 years ago.
Hi, the Inpsection II includes all items below for the inspection I, and then the additional for the inspection II.
This is about 3hours labor time, $150 in parts, so figure 4-500 depending on shop labor rates.


Inspection I

1. Undercarriage

Change oil and oil filter
Check transmission for leaks
Check rear axle for leaks
Visually check fuel tank, lines and connections for leaks
Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Exam for leaks.
Check power steering for leaks. Check fluid level, add if necessary.
Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage and joint disc.
Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads using special tool. If replacement is necessary: Examine brake disk surfaces. Clean brake pad contact points in calipers. Grease wheel-centering hubs. Check thickness of parking brake linings only when replacing rear brake pads.
Check brake system connections and lines for leaks, damage and incorrect positioning.
Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust if necessary.
Check all tire pressures (include spare). Correct if necessary. Check condition of tires (outer surface (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; in case of uneven tread wear, readjust wheel alignment if requested.

2. Engine Compartment

Read out diagnostic system.
Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks. Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level. Add coolant if required.
Check level of brake/clutch fluid in reservoir. Add fluid if required.
Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protections. Fill up and/or correct if required.
Check air conditioner for operation.
Reset service indicator.

3. Body/Electrical

Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
Perform battery load test.
Check lighting system, i.e.: headlights, foglights, parking, back-up, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment/area lights.
Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer and flasher switch.
Check wipers and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
Check condition and function of safety belts.
Visually examine the SRS airbag units (Driver and front p***enger) for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations or accessories.
Check central locking/double lock.
Replace batteries for alarm remote controls in all master keys.
Oil hood, trunk and door hinges. Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
Replace microfilter. (Note: Reduce replacement interval in dusty operating conditions).
Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
Check rear view mirrors.

4. Final Inspection

Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission.

Inspection II

1. Undercarriage

Half-shafts: Check for leaks at flexible boots.
Inspect entire body according to terms of rust perforation limited warranty. (Must be performed at least every two years).

2. Engine Compartment

Replace air cleaner element. (Note: reduce replacement interval in dusty operating conditions).

3. At Every Second Inspection II

Change oil in manual transmission while at normal operating temperature.
Change oil in rear axle while at normal operating temperature.
Check clutch disc for wear.

4. Brake Fluid Service (Replace brake fluid every 2 years (time interval begins from the vehicles production date)

5. Cooling System Service (Replace coolant every 3 years (time interval begins from the vehicles production date)

6. Oxygen Sensor Service (Replace Oxygen Sensor every 100,000 miles)
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you very much.
Expert:  bimmaster replied 6 years ago.
You are welcome.