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      12-31-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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e90 head bolts broken

Took my 2006 325 sedan to dealership cause another ignition coil went bad. That's only 600 tp replace....but the service rep advised that my engine has a couple of broken head bolts...3500 to replace...anyone else have this happen. I asked the serv mgr to contact bmwna to see about a goodwill repair as the car only has 60k...he has contacted them...I will let u know the verdict.

Has anyone had this issues or issues with ignition coils going bad?
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Hold your end ... head broken bolts is a common issue n 2006 (redesigned for 2007). At worse, you'd win easily in smart claim court, IMO.
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Took my 2006 325 sedan to dealership cause another ignition coil went bad. That's only 600 tp replace....but the service rep advised that my engine has a couple of broken head bolts...3500 to replace...anyone else have this happen. I asked the serv mgr to contact bmwna to see about a goodwill repair as the car only has 60k...he has contacted them...I will let u know the verdict.

Has anyone had this issues or issues with ignition coils going bad?

i had 2 bolts broken and replaced them along with new gasket. Nothing was wrong with ignition coil. Good luck on getting them pick up the bill.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t=broken+bolts
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You are not talking about head bolts.
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OP, are you talking about the head bolts or valve cover bolts?
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      01-03-2011, 01:24 PM   #6
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head bolts

the dealership said head bolts...still waiting on a response from BMW. I may try and do it myself if BMW won't cover...$3500 is crazy.
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3500 to replace the bolts?... stealerships
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If i had to guess its prob the valve cover bolts...while your in there you might as well cover all the bases if u have the $. Id replace all valve cover bolts and a new gasket, New coil packs (cause they will go out soon and there super easy to swap out, while your there might as well do plugs, and i just had to change out the oil filter housing gasket on my car so do that too along with a new top coolant hose since mine had signs of dry rotting. and then do an oil change and youll be brand new. This car is actually very easy to work on and parts arnt as expensive as you might think.
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Did you ever get the head replaced due to the ticking noise?
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take a pic of the valve cover bolts for us
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Not uncommon, I had mine replaced too (Head bolt NOT valve cover bolt). http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...d+bolts&page=2
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Get a quote from an independent BMW shop

That price seems way to high.
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Kudos to BMW for building an engine which will even function with broken headbolts.
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Kudos to BMW for building an engine which will even function with broken headbolts.
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Update...BMWNA and Global Imports (Atlanta, GA) are doing the repair at no cost. I'll prolly change the coil packs as they fail...2 down 4 to go.
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First of all I just had a bad ignition coil on cylinder 3 and it was $250. The part is like $70 online... $600 is a rip off!!
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Update...BMWNA and Global Imports (Atlanta, GA) are doing the repair at no cost. I'll prolly change the coil packs as they fail...2 down 4 to go.
Good news. Sounds like you handled yourself professionally and BMWNA stepped up to the plate to resolve this known issue.
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How do you know when a coil pack is going bad - do you feel a misfire under light throttle cruising conditions? In previous (non-BMW) cars, the hardest situation for a weak or struggling coil to fire was a lean light-throttle condition.
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How do you know when a coil pack is going bad - do you feel a misfire under light throttle cruising conditions? In previous (non-BMW) cars, the hardest situation for a weak or struggling coil to fire was a lean light-throttle condition.
The engine runs like a tractor with horrible vibrations. Lucky for you guys each cylinder has a dedicated coil pack. Some manufacturers run 1 pack for 2 cylinders.
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Kudos to BMW for building an engine which will even function with broken headbolts.
bmw can design good engine, but not reliable head bolts? they might using bolts from china? lol
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Kudos to BMW for building an engine which will even function with broken headbolts.
bmw can design good engine, but not reliable head bolts? they might using bolts from china? lol
It is not the quality of the bolt, but there are different metals touching each other.
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Update...BMWNA and Global Imports (Atlanta, GA) are doing the repair at no cost. I'll prolly change the coil packs as they fail...2 down 4 to go.
Nice!!!!!
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