E90Post
 


GTB Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / Warranty > Has anyone gotten their intake valves and ports cleaned under warranty?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-08-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
RnmEvo9
Lieutenant Colonel
28
Rep
1,692
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

iTrader: (2)

Has anyone gotten their intake valves and ports cleaned under warranty?

Just curious if anyone has been able to get this done under warranty (CPO as well). I have about 57k miles on mine and as of lately I've been experiencing some surging on acceleration on the stock tune as well as rough idle here and there. I am not throwing any codes and have replaced my spark plugs about 2k miles ago.
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
officernadi
Second Lieutenant
officernadi's Avatar
2
Rep
262
Posts

 
Drives: o8 e90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Just talked to Global Imports in Atlanta, and they said they would do mine for free because I'm under warranty. They said they would do it for the deductible on CPO cars.
__________________
2008 monaco blue e90 335i ZSP|ZPP
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #3
RnmEvo9
Lieutenant Colonel
28
Rep
1,692
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilballa View Post
Just talked to Global Imports in Atlanta, and they said they would do mine for free because I'm under warranty. They said they would do it for the deductible on CPO cars.
Wow you are lucky. I just asked today and its not covered under CPO, so they wanted to charge me $760 plus tax lol.
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
Infamous
Secret Asian Man
Infamous's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
1,723
Posts

 
Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilballa View Post
Just talked to Global Imports in Atlanta, and they said they would do mine for free because I'm under warranty. They said they would do it for the deductible on CPO cars.
Are they an indy shop or a dealer? Howd you talk em into it?
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
RnmEvo9
Lieutenant Colonel
28
Rep
1,692
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

iTrader: (2)

Anyways, I had the cleaning done by some local BMW owners and I have to say that I am most definitely impressed with how responsive it is now. I definitely need to take it back to the dragstrip and see if I can trap 118-119mph on pump gas now with this.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
luv135i
Captain
luv135i's Avatar
8
Rep
850
Posts

 
Drives: White
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: GA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Global is a dealer in atlanta
__________________
2010 135i AW
2011 328i AW
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2012, 09:22 PM   #7
officernadi
Second Lieutenant
officernadi's Avatar
2
Rep
262
Posts

 
Drives: o8 e90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [0.00]
I did a search on the forums and found out that the dealership had cleaned the intake valves for another forum member for free under warranty, so I called them and asked them if they would do it, and they said they would. I don't know if they'll decline it once they see my mods though.

From the dealership point of view, it's a win for them because they just bill the work to BMWNA, so they still make money. Or at least that's how I think it works. Correct me if I am wrong.
__________________
2008 monaco blue e90 335i ZSP|ZPP

Last edited by officernadi; 04-15-2012 at 01:09 PM.
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2012, 07:42 AM   #8
officernadi
Second Lieutenant
officernadi's Avatar
2
Rep
262
Posts

 
Drives: o8 e90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Update from dealership: I have caused utter confusion among everyone working here. Half the SA's are saying that they don't do this under warranty. So they called some techs. One tech said he would do it, but two other tech's said they shouldn't do it because there are no codes and I have mods. So, they are now calling a tech from BMWNA.

guy from BMW NA says that no warranty work is done unless there is a light indicating that said work must be done. On top of that, he claimed that an aftermarket charge pipe does affect the intake valves.

Bottom line is that you are not getting this done under warranty unless there is a ridiculous carbon buildup in under 50000 miles that causes misfires or if you have an in at a dealership.
__________________
2008 monaco blue e90 335i ZSP|ZPP

Last edited by officernadi; 04-16-2012 at 08:55 AM.
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2012, 02:02 PM   #9
e90sexion
E 9 0 S E X I O N
e90sexion's Avatar
Canada
81
Rep
6,369
Posts

 
Drives: M3, Z4MC
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver/WA

iTrader: (16)

oh snap, I was going to ask them to clean the intake valve under warranty,
well I will still ask for it. I will keep you guys updated. wish me luck!
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #10
RnmEvo9
Lieutenant Colonel
28
Rep
1,692
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by e90sexion View Post
oh snap, I was going to ask them to clean the intake valve under warranty,
well I will still ask for it. I will keep you guys updated. wish me luck!
Good luck, it didn't work out too well for me having it done under warranty, so I had it done elsewhere. It did make a remarkable difference in my case though.
Appreciate 0
      04-17-2012, 01:25 PM   #11
Bleep
First Lieutenant
Bleep's Avatar
3
Rep
370
Posts

 
Drives: 335xi
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Brooklyn NY

iTrader: (0)

The idea I got from reading posts on this forum saying their dealership did it for them is that you have to claim you have symptoms of a rough idle and/or hesitating acceleration for them to consider doing it, probably depending on if they find the claim true or not.
Appreciate 0
      04-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #12
e90sexion
E 9 0 S E X I O N
e90sexion's Avatar
Canada
81
Rep
6,369
Posts

 
Drives: M3, Z4MC
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver/WA

iTrader: (16)

they wouldnt do it under warranty
and they are using seafoam method
so i wouldnt do it anyways
Appreciate 0
      09-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #13
xborndaballx
Enthusiast
xborndaballx's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
673
Posts

 
Drives: Arctic Metallic E90 335i
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando, FL

iTrader: (3)

I've been recently experiencing rough idle when the car is stopped, ended up taking it to the dealer to have them change the spark plugs, have 48k miles on the car, they noticed the surging and offered to do the intake valve cleaning under my CPO, they walnut blasted it, and ones I got into the car my check engine light was on, walked right back inside and turned out my fuel ventilation valve had just gone bad in the 2 mins they drove the car to me, they also change that, and the car drives AMAZING now!
Appreciate 0
      09-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #14
loobie
Private First Class
1
Rep
170
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (1)

it is covered under cpo

Quote:
Originally Posted by RnmEvo9 View Post
Just curious if anyone has been able to get this done under warranty (CPO as well). I have about 57k miles on mine and as of lately I've been experiencing some surging on acceleration on the stock tune as well as rough idle here and there. I am not throwing any codes and have replaced my spark plugs about 2k miles ago.
Mine is in right now having it done. I have 70k miles. I told them the car was hesitating and burping on the highway. The must have checked it and it was. 50 dollar deductible and all set. another dealer told me it was not covered.
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 07:40 AM   #15
loobie
Private First Class
1
Rep
170
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by loobie View Post
Mine is in right now having it done. I have 70k miles. I told them the car was hesitating and burping on the highway. The must have checked it and it was. 50 dollar deductible and all set. another dealer told me it was not covered.
Also for people to know it was listed on the reciept as a PUMA case and it references SIB 120212. I did not ask for carbon cleaning I just told them the symptoms and they did the diagnosis.

The first dealer wanted a diagnostic fee to hook it up to the computer. I asked for my keys and left that dealer never to return.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST