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#1133 of 1317 Re: Extended Warranty [lobdell]
Jul 10, 2005 (6:59 pm)
I had warranty direct too, and had issues with them. They were very picky about paying for certain components. I had suspension issues with my 2001 740IL and they did not cover any of the rear suspension components.
Then the second time BMW misdiagnosed the problem, and it ended up at another BMW dealer and again my warranty did not pick up the tab, when it should have been covered.
I personally think in my case I paid 2700 for nothing!
#1134 of 1317 Re: Tire Pressure for 2001 with Sports Package [lobdell]
Jul 10, 2005 (7:01 pm)
I'm running 32 and 32 also on my 2001 740IL and have no issues really.
#1135 of 1317 2002 BMW 745i
Jul 10, 2005 (7:03 pm)
I'm about to buy a 2002 745i with 12k miles on it. Any feedback on the car? I know it had some serious software issues but BMW extended the warranty to 100K and with the latest 17.1 software release alot of the issues have been resolved. Anyone else got any thoughts?
#1136 of 1317 Re: Tire Pressure for 2001 with Sports Package [rayden1]
Jul 11, 2005 (8:32 am)
What brand tires are you using? How is the tire wear? Do you like them? I am running Michelin Pilot Sport A/Ss. The rear tires wear very badly in the center for any tire pressure above 30 psi. At the recommended 37 psi, I probably could not get more than about 10k miles. Pilot Sport A/Ss handle and stop very well, but the wear is considerable. Any thoughts?
#1137 of 1317 Re: Tire Pressure for 2001 with Sports Package [lobdell]
Jul 13, 2005 (7:38 am)
Yes the Michelin's wear faster. I ran through a set earlier.
Now I've got The continental contisport contacts, and have had a little better luck. Not to great in wet weather.
In the winter I'll throw the stock 16's with michelin mxv4 pilots on em.
#1138 of 1317 740 IL Chech Engine Light help
Jul 13, 2005 (7:55 am)
My 1995 740IL chech engine light comes on intermittenty. Took it to he shop and the told me tha both Lambda sensors and their electronic box had to be changed. I agreed to the repair and after I took the car back the Check Engine light came back on again. After two more visit to the shop as the problem was not fixed I asked for the original parts to be put back.
The problem continues, the engine runs great. Any suggestions on what the problem might be?
#1139 of 1317 Re: 740 IL Chech Engine Light help [smerlo]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2005 (8:52 am)
Could be a gazillion things...aren't they reading the codes and interpreting them correctly? Sounds like they don't know what they are doing at the shop. Some mechanics have yet to understand that the code only identifies the SYSTEM or CIRCUIT giving the problem. A code for a sensor might mean that the sensor is getting a signal, not that it is itself bad. I think this is what happened to you.
#1140 of 1317 Re: 740 IL Chech Engine Light help [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 18, 2005 (5:03 am)
Thanks for your response. It makes sense. I will take the car to the local dealer hoping it knows what he is doing. By theway the weather temperature went down, from 35 celsius to 25 And the light does not come off anymore.
#1141 of 1317 General Maintanence
Jul 18, 2005 (4:36 pm)
Anything special about the maintanence for BMWs? I remember a friend was complaining that he could not do oil changes at regular shops because those shops could not reset the warning lights after the oil change or brake pads change.
Is it still true that owners have to take cars to dealer for all the maintanence? like the $100+ oil change. I hope things have changed somewhat. Thanks for your comments.
#1142 of 1317 Has idrive been corrected in the 2004+
Jul 18, 2005 (9:19 pm)
I see they have modified the idrive for the 06 model 750. I'm in limbo between the GS430 and 745-750. I have seen all the writings about the idrive causing some problems for some people,I was just wondering have all the issues been worked out since the earlier versions?
I never been a big fan of gps systems. Do you need it for idrive to be complete? :