Would rather be riding
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA
6K service + final drive oil (oil was clean)
I just had my '07 GT in for it's 6K service (7100 miles actual, I was on a long trip.) The EWS antenna ring change was included at no charge.
I paid $70 extra to have the final drive oil changed again, and asked for a report on the old oil. The tech reported it came out clean, which is good. He also reminded me that BMW recommends changing it once at 600 miles and then never again. :-) But I figure an extra change is cheap insurance against future problems.
No other problems found, and no visible evidence at all that the antenna ring was changed. Went for a short ride (100 miles) after the service and everything is as expected.
I need new tires soon -- the front is down to the wear bars. They tried to tell me it was a "safety issue" to get a new tire in this appointment, but they didn't have the front Michelin Pilot Road 2 in stock so I had a convenient excuse. The back still has a few thousand miles on it (only has 2K on it because I picked up a nail on Memorial day weekend), but I think I'll change both before my upcoming cross country trip, and maybe keep the half-used BT020 in the garage against future need.
Anyone have a recommendation for a shop on the SF peninsula or in San Jose that can mount and balance tires on BMW rims for less than $60 per wheel?