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      02-10-2011, 08:38 AM   #4
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Drives: '06 325i and '13 X5
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicago Burbs

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Originally Posted by mv57 View Post
Haha. From this day on i will run. Everyone I have spoken to has said dodgy.

Gut is saying run. BMW dealers
Don't have a reputation for this sort of this do they? Would have expected it more from maybe independents. Hopefully that statement will not start a storm in a teacup.
US dealers suck. In my experience they throw new parts in it without properly diagnosing the situation, they are double to triple the price of an independent and they generally don't care. I actually caught a dealer TRYING to charge me $600 in parts/labor when they didn't do the work and just replaced 2 clamps (they gave me a full refund).

A good independent is hard to find, but when you do, you stay loyal to them. A friend of mine had a belt squeal on his Toyota. He took it to an independent and was expecting to pay for various parts, instead the independent told him "Oh it was making noise because the belt was loose, I just tightened the belt, it's fixed now, $25!" This guy also fixes BMWs, if I had a problem that stumps me guess where I am going.

Storm in a teacup, lol
If no codes are being thrown use Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner (concentrate). It solves rpm fluctuating upon cold start-up. Also, for most BMW problems start off by scanning your car with the Peake Research Tool. It contains the actual BMW codes. If you want to register a newly installed battery for free (just buy a $10 cable) and google/download BMWLogger

Last edited by Chriztofor; 02-10-2011 at 10:39 AM.