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      11-08-2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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Drives: 2007 E93 N54
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lexington, KY

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Originally Posted by adiba14 View Post
How much does that cost and how do I get that? Through BMW?? Should I request that owner help pay for it? Thanks
You can't buy a BMW warranty after the original (or CPO) warranty has expired. Not sure about aftermarket plans, but not sure how helpful they are anyway.

Originally Posted by adiba14 View Post
any thoughts from you experts on fair price to offer? He says due for oil change, brake fluid change next month....spark plugs and brake pads in 15k miles. how much will that stuff cost and can it only be done at dealer?
Oil/filter, about $100 (just materials are about $75-80). Plugs, $250 or about $100 if you DIY, brake pads and rotors can be pricey, $400-500 for all four. You can DIY on all those if you are inclined.

Originally Posted by N8N View Post
has the HPFP ever been replaced? Seems like 07 and 08 had more problems with those... price seems a little high to me as I paid less than that for a '09 w/ all the same options granted with 70K miles but in pristine shape.
I wouldn't worry about HPFP - if it hasn't been replaced, you can have it replaced under the recall. They were a real problem, but haven't heard much at all about them lately now that they have the issues fixed with the part.

One thing I would watch for is a leaking mechatronic sleeve and/or tranmission oil pan. Very common, and if not covered under warranty is about a $700-1000 fix done at the dealer. Look under the car, if you see the trans oil pan has oil on it, make them get it fixed, knock $1000 off, or pass. it will show up as possibly very small drips (maybe not even enough to drip) in the area further back from the oil drain plug. You can see the trans oil pan even with the underbody sheathing on, there is a gap between the front and rear covers, this is the area you'll see if there are any leaks.

2007 E93 N54