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      07-13-2015, 01:22 PM   #1
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Angry 313 Alloy Cracked - Help

Hi everyone,

Been a while since I've posted but I'm a little frustrated right now and wanted some advice.

I'm currently running a July 2011 330D E93 with the 5 year service plan and an extended BMW warranty.

Took the car in for an MOT last week and they've told me I have a cracked rear 313 19" alloy. Took it in today to have the runout test at 99 and it has a 1mm crack so it was sent to BMW UK Goodwill as they do with a lot of wheels but BMW have stated that they will not offer a goodwill gesture as the 313 alloys are not susceptible to cracking like the 225m's!!.

I have said that is crazy and I haven't hit any potholes to cause the crack and all the other alloys are fine and they are looking into it again.

From what I've read plenty of others have had their 313's replaced so why am I getting the run around. The cars done 38k miles, full BMWSH and vehicle checks.

Anyway Sytner want 175 plus 525 for the alloy!!!!

Any help would be great,

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      07-13-2015, 01:32 PM   #2
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If it passed runout then they will replace. Don't take their BS.

Also in future, use another garage for run out. Sytner High Wycombe do it for 25, and often don't even charge!
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Apparently they've lowered the runout to 1mm as well. They was adamant the 313's weren't under the replacement program..

I need to get BMW to cover this alloy then I will get to the 99 for the runout test which is madness.

Have you had any issues with your wheels?
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      07-14-2015, 04:27 AM   #4
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I have 225m wheels.

The runout test is meant to be a test for manufacturing defect, it shouldn't matter what wheels you have.

Give BMW UK a call and find out what their stance is directly.
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I did call them and they say "THE 225 WHEEL IS THE ONLY ALLOY AFFECTED" which is complete rubbish! I've told them to re-access and get back to me.

How is the 225 the only alloy when tons user's on this very forum have had 313, 193,230 and 225's replaced.

Not to mention the milking!
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      07-14-2015, 06:55 AM   #6
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Sounds like you need to complain higher. They will replace, you just have to fight more.
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      07-14-2015, 07:12 AM   #7
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Personally, I thought 313s were only getting replaced for milking and that was while they were still under the original warranty
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Personally, I thought 313s were only getting replaced for milking and that was while they were still under the original warranty
Me too - had 3 of mine replaced.

OP; don't suppose you can find any corrosion on the affected 313..?
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There's plenty of corrosion after 7 months of ownership and when I got the car at just over 3 years old the alloys were mint so I believe they have previously been replaced, but I can't prove that.

BMW UK have refused a second time stating that the 313 alloys do not crack and I must have caused the damage myself. According the BMW UK the only alloys that can crack are the 225's (not mentioning 193, 230's and obviously 313's).

Angry is not the word I will be taking this further with Sytner and BMW as BMW advised that the Run Out test was a waste of time as they do not under any circumstance cover the 313 wheels for cracking.
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Update: The bad - The dealer ordered the wrong alloy twice and the correct one is on backorder so they don't know when they can replace the wheel so my car can pass its MOT so I can have it back. BMW have refused twice to cover the cost of the alloy.

The good - the dealer spoke with BMW CS and have agreed that its not my fault they can't source the part rendering my car useless so they have given me a F30 loaner until the part comes in.
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Update: The bad - The dealer ordered the wrong alloy twice and the correct one is on backorder so they don't know when they can replace the wheel so my car can pass its MOT so I can have it back. BMW have refused twice to cover the cost of the alloy.

The good - the dealer spoke with BMW CS and have agreed that its not my fault they can't source the part rendering my car useless so they have given me a F30 loaner until the part comes in.
But your still going to pay 700 for a 313 alloy?
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A full set with tyres was going for 1500 not so long ago!

You still need to push on with goodwill imo. The cost of an alloy is around 200. BMW will generally contribute rather than make you pay 550.

If I were you I'd go to another garage, the garage is clearly not helping you out at all.
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A full set with tyres was going for 1500 not so long ago!

You still need to push on with goodwill imo. The cost of an alloy is around 200. BMW will generally contribute rather than make you pay 550.

If I were you I'd go to another garage, the garage is clearly not helping you out at all.
+1, i would be sourcing a replacement elsewhere. BMW shouldn't have an issue fitting it either
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2 weeks on guys, still in the F30.

The cost of the alloy and fitting (with a discount from sytner) is 509.

The alloys retails at 650.

The F30 20d msport is nice but its no e93 330d msport. Everyone that has seen the loaner prefer mine (even though I pretended I've bought a new car).

Starting to miss it now. I've been trying to source a mint wheel on eBay but surprisingly cant find one.
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My old boys 18" mv3 cracked

They are shit wheels there's no other reason
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      07-29-2015, 04:40 AM   #16
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Yeh my old e93 had mv3's and they had welds when i bought it!
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