30k service question

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  1. sheilasmama

    sheilasmama New Member

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    Hi, This is my first post. My mini is at the shop for 30K service. They performed all required items, and is recommending that I also have them do a "fuel injection service" which costs an additional $110. Is this just one of those optional add ons that helps them make a buck, or is this something I actually should do at 30K, and if so, then why isn't it on the list of items required at 30K? Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Nathan

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    Welcome, thanks for joining Motoring Alliance, the FUN and Friendly MINI Community.

    It's an optional add on designed to make the dealer a hefty profit. So long as you use premium gas from a top tier supplier you'll be fine. As added insurance you could run a bottle of Techron through the gas tank now and again. Most any auto parts store sells it. Even the dealer has it, but labeled MINI or BMW fuel treatment, with a commensurate overly high price since it has the BMW or MINI logo on the bottle.
     
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    Keep your $110.00 and just buy top tier fuel. Sunoco or Shell 93 is what I use.
     
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    Save your money for a future mod and Welcome to Motoring Alliance the bestest MINI forum on the interweb !!
     
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    Welcome to M/A! :Thumbsup:

    Save your money, use only premium gas [93 octane] and go with an occasional bottle of Techron. :cornut:
     
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    Good stuff!!
    Nothing they are going to do for $110 is going to help you more than this...
    It's just a dealer "reccomended" service cause it makes them $$.
    When I lived out in Colorado ...
    There was a Toyota dealer that charged $110 to add $30 bottle of the above chemical at each service....was a Toyota dealer...
    I the future, please include the version of mini and year of the car you have!! Enjoy your car, and welcome!!.
     
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    Pour a bottle of Chevron Techron in the tank at each oil change. It's a very good fuel system cleaner.
     

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