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Reset Oil Service Reminder without dealer (DIY)

I've been looking for a OBD tool that would do this, and many make the claim but most fail to do it. Autel makes the claim, but it doesn't work.

But I can confirm my new Obdstar X-200 just reset the Oil Service Reminder. www.obdstar.com available on XTOOL Brand SHOP

The X-200 runs from US$179-US$209, with free shipping via DHL from Schenzhen (across the border from Hong Kong). I bought the EBP (electronic Parking Brake version), but the EPB isn't functional on the Ghibli at this time. But the Oil Reset and OBD both work.

From what I can find, the only other software or tool that will do this is the Leonardo (multi car version is US$30K, single car version US$5k), the TEXA for US$5k, or AutoEnginuity for US$2.8k (with all the necessary parts).

This was a huge hurdle, and I'm thrilled. I paid for the first year service. The dealer I leased from in Palm Beach wanted US$1,000 for the service and I cursed at the service manager when he told me. New dealer Rick Case was cheapest in SE Florida at US$750, and I wound up driving to Tampa for US$400. Either way, it's a gangsta rip off, and I don't want to play with these fools any more.

Hope this helps, fellas.

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My first service, which I had performed at 6130 miles because the car was then a year old, was $550, of which $242 was parts. Labor was $248 and the rest was tax. Being new to Maserati I must admit that I was not accustomed to being charged labor for routine maintenance. Does anyone know why this is and just exactly what a tech does that warrants such an outrageous charge?
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Oil is full synthetic, and at $9/qt for 8.8 quarts you're in for $81. Oil filter retails for $29. The dealerships are supposed to inspect the airfilters (but not necessarily replace) and the pollen filter. Airfilters are $40/each. Pollen filter is $39. Shop rate is $90-120/hour. $229 for retail priced parts, if they replaced everything.

To change the oil/filter and inspect yourself, clean the filters, and get back in service, you should be in for $100 for two cases of oil, plus $29 for the oil filter. So $129 bucks. The shop needs to make a profit, so a reasonable price of 1- 1.5 hours while they inspect the items.

My airfilters had a lot of leaf particles which I vacuumed out and cleaned (and eventually replaced with lifetime filters), and my pollen filter is clean and will be replaced next year.

Nothing justifies $550, $750, or $1000 for an oil change and very basic inspection.
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My old dealer would charge $550 for the basic inspection and oil change - the one I go to now charges half of that, and I even like their service department better. If you have the option, shop around for a better deal for your service needs.
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I got the front brake pads (ceramic), pollen filter and two BMC filters from mrpa1999 so I only need an oil change. I have an appt with The Collection in Miami for the 24k service and they were telling me that I have to pay for the loaner because I didn't buy the Ghibli from them. I never heard such an absurd statement before. We had BMWs for over 13 yrs and never had an issue with service. It takes a month to get an appt here in South Florida (bought my CPO from Maserati of Ft Lauderdale and they also have appts 3-4 weeks ahead).
Thanks for the heads up about the dealer in TPA. It's a 5 hr drive for me, but it may be worth the drive. These dealers think because Maserati is Italian they can charge whatever they want, but the Ghibli is not a Ferrari, which is driven 2k mi a yr. I already put over 10k on mine in 6 mo. If they don't realize that soon, they will keep bringing the Maserati name down for no reason. This is probably one of the issues the price of used Ghiblis drops like bricks after they leave the showroom.
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I completely understand the desire to perform your own maintenance, I really do. I have several classic and modern cars that I do minor maintenance items on (light bulbs, winter storage prep, etc). But I just don't get the mindset with this. If you own a 90k+ Italian automobile - what is 1000k per year in maintenance?!?! It's less percentage wise than any Ferrari (400k requiring ~5k annual service). Why go to all this trouble to save a few hundred dollars on a nearly six figure car ? I don't know my own grass or maintain my own pool to save a few hundred dollars. Why would you do the same for a car that more than likely will be affected at trade in by the "do it yourself er" ? I guess the oil light issue and the insistence on saving a few dollars is just foreign to me - pun intended .
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I don't think changing the oil is a maintenance item requiring a mechanic and a $30k computer. I change my oil on all my previous cars, and do almost all my own maintenance. When I don't have the tools, time, or technical savvy then I hand it off to the pros. I usually get ripped off, and don't like it. I am a mechanic and have turned wrenches professionally on both airplanes and boats.

If the Mas needs tech savy, for $1000 or $20,000 I'll hand it over to someone I feel I can trust. But $1000 for a $129 oil change is absurd. $400 is hard to swallow, but I did it anyway as I didn't have the time, and spending the money for the convenience was an easy choice.

I don't really believe my trade in value will be less if I take it to a third-party Euro-car specialist, or do it myself versus taking it to the dealer. It doesn't take a mechanic to change brakes either. On the other hand, I wouldn't recommend trying to do a front end alignment in one's garage, either. (Done it -- many years ago)

Also, in my home state of Alaska, there are no dealers and no third-party specialists. So, if I take it home, I get to change the oil myself anyway and drive around with the service reminder on every drive.

So, just trying to share info on what works on the Mas, as I had difficulty finding a tool that would work.

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let me make a submit of the x200 from [URL="http

TOil Rese

1.Oil Reset/Engine oil light reset
2.Tire pressure warning light reset (manual operation)
3.Timing belt light reset (manual operation)
4.OBD-II engine diagnosis
5.EPB Electronic Brake changes brake pad
6.Throttle matching (for GM,for Honda,for Nissan, for Acura)
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This does not support Maserati vehicles.

We have no use for a device that works on Audi / Porsche thru 2012 - I am deleting this.
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Sorry, mrpa1999 --

What?

I own the tool, and it works fine for OBD and resetting Oil Service Reminder. As I mentioned in my original post, the Electronic Parking Brake version doesn't work on the newer Maseratis, but on the older Quattroporte (previous model), it does work.

http://en.obdstar.com/ProductsView.aspx?MenuId=4&PId=58

The X-200, green model.

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