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      07-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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I have read a few threads but have not seen a definite answer regarding this red hose pipe.. I have literally just taken pictures. It is funny because I have a wet patch over my wheel arch which I asked my local mechanic to look at when it was in for a service and MOT last week. They said it was checked and there was no leak, yet I could of sworn I saw a drip of oil hit the tray as I took a photo (recently had laser eye surgery) so I don't think my eyes are playing tricks on me!

Am I right to suggest this is being dealt with under a "PUMA" case? Also, if I approach BMW direct, what is the fault? and how much should I be paying for such a repair?

The patch over the wheel arch has been there for about 4 weeks now and I don't know what the cause is. I thought it was the screen fluid but apparently it's been checked. My car has lost some power over the last 4-5 weeks..

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It could just be common oil seepage from the pressure line. That line has two gaskets and a common area for leaking but no real harm done to the engine.

Have you checked your oil level?
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It could just be common oil seepage from the pressure line. That line has two gaskets and a common area for leaking but no real harm done to the engine.

Have you checked your oil level?
I have indeed, level is fine. It was fully serviced last week and sailed through the MOT with no advisory's.
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I have indeed, level is fine. It was fully serviced last week and sailed through the MOT with no advisory's.
I'd wash it off and monitor it.
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I'd wash it off and monitor it.
Thanks! But unfortunately I have tried that and it has come back. Car is washed once a week..
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I'd replace the gaskets then. Monitor it from there.
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Thanks! But unfortunately I have tried that and it has come back. Car is washed once a week..
see here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281232
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I had my gaskets replace cause when we installed the WAGNER IC I came across on it and then went to the dealer and they replaced the gaskets cant remember what they were but will try to provide info later on
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got a quote back from BMW for the red flexi hose to be replaced and a vacuum hose. Just under 200 inc VAT.. Get my car back this weekend from the wrapping shop, so will get this installed soon!
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that must be the price to replace the seal(s) and not the hose, correct? Doesnt seem high enough to be a BMW rate to replace the hose which IIRC is $200+ (USD) online.
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Hooper they are seals if not mistaken, the hose was in great shape in my car luckily I was able to know about it when i installled the WAGNER IC otherwise i might of damaged the car w/o knowing!!
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that must be the price to replace the seal(s) and not the hose, correct? Doesnt seem high enough to be a BMW rate to replace the hose which IIRC is $200+ (USD) online.
200 = roughly $300?
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Hooper they are seals if not mistaken, the hose was in great shape in my car luckily I was able to know about it when i installled the WAGNER IC otherwise i might of damaged the car w/o knowing!!
slightly off topic, just read your specs. How is the ride in sedan with 19" instead of 18"?
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335DPower My car came as I ordered it in NON-Sport mode because of the roads here in Puerto Rico I then added the KONI FSD's and DONT REGRET it, as far as ride Im coming from 17" OEm to aftermarket VMR710 19" the car rides superbly problem here are potholes and any LIPS on the roads you will feel it and bend front wheels besides that theguys in the states and of course u in London,should not have many problems, BTW
19" tires are more expensive and hard to come by. Planning to order 18" VMR710 to add to front only and put to sleep the 19"" front
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So my 335D has been in the BMW dealership since Tuesday. They said 100 inc VAT for a diagnosis of the fault. Called back on Wednesday to say they couldn't diagnose using the equipment as nothing was being flagged up. They said an extra 145.00 would be required for a further investigation.. (I gave consent) I then got a phone call today stating they have found the fault.. The vacuum hoses were split!

I initially stated this could be the fault as I had done a lot of research. This obviously was not taken notice of. They now want 450 inc VAT. Should the vacuum hoses been inspected in the diagnosis test? I understand this is just electrical equipment, but they said it does not come up on their computer.

To replace the hoses costs 202.00 inc VAT.
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335d I ordered my new wheels at 18" . I spoke to my mechanic and he told me I could not go 18" and 19" cause it would screw with the sensors on BMW's so heres a pic of what i ordered
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335d I ordered my new wheels at 18" . I spoke to my mechanic and he told me I could not go 18" and 19" cause it would screw with the sensors on BMW's so heres a pic of what i ordered
interesting! I run 18's now.. and will be going 19" GTS in summer! hmm
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335d it wa 18 in the front and 19 rear that's what I meant sorry confusion
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335d it wa 18 in the front and 19 rear that's what I meant sorry confusion
Ohhh, no worries!
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