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#2959 of 5349 Re: Comprehensive list of items at 60k [luckybill]
Jul 16, 2006 (9:11 pm)
Hello, I have a 1991 318is that is our babe!
Sweet car. One of my favorites.
I need to locate the fuel pump.
It is located in the fuel tank. A brief DIY pictorial can be found here. The later model 3ers are very similar so this DIY page should also be of help. If you are replacing the pump be sure to get either a BMW or a Bosch pump-and replace the rubber gasket ring. Needless to say, be VERY careful as gasoline vapors are easily ignited.
#2960 of 5349 Re: Self-Acceleration of a 2005 BMW330Xi [mchen39084]
Jul 19, 2006 (3:49 pm)
This happened to me today, except it's my 2006 325i with only 5k miles and 3 1/2 month old. Yesterday, I took the vehicle into the dealer for the Telematic Control Unit recall. Then this morning, while I was parking at my office parking lot, after I enter parking stall, I started to apply the brake. The brake pedal felt soft (normally the pedal is stiff), and it wasn't stopping, so I pressed it all the way to the floor. The car felt like it sped up a bit and hit the vehicle directly infront of me. Luckily no one was in the car and the damage was minor front bummer damage, both to mine and the other vehicle, BUT it was still kind of freaky.
I called BMW North America and reported the incident. They asked me to take it back to the dealer to have it "evaluated" whatever that means. Hopefully, the on board computer registered the malfunction, but who knows.
And for those of you who might think i hit the accelerator instead of the brake, think again, cause had i done that, my car and the other vehicle would have major damages. Not to mention the fact that the both vehicle would have left the parking stalls and hit the vehicle in the next row, since I know i pressed the pedal all the way down to the floor.
#2963 of 5349 paint engine manifold
Jul 22, 2006 (11:42 am)
Does anyone know how to clean the manifold and thermostat housing. I have a 318 and it is cast alum I think. I was wondering if I could paint these with something like Por15 or exhaust manifolsd paint. Has anyone done this. Thanks Jim
#2964 of 5349 Re: Start-Up Problem [vo_danh]
Jul 24, 2006 (6:06 am)
my best owns a 330si that currently have a similar problem, won't start from the ignition switch at all did you get your problem resolved?by the way everything else works fine i hope that you can offer some clarification or solution to my delima or anyone else that might have experienced this problem.
#2965 of 5349 Re: BMW automatic windshield wipers [giorgionicolis]
Jul 24, 2006 (7:59 am)
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#2966 of 5349 Inspection II
Jul 24, 2006 (11:59 am)
I have 2002 325iT Sportswagon with 58,995 miles. I have just recently completed Inspection II at local BMW dealership. However, they did tell me that my belts are cracking and needs to be replaced ($250) and the boots/bushings need to be replaced as well ($450). I have already set up an appointment to fix the busings and replace the belts, then got suspicious as my boss's 330Ci had to FIX THE EXACT SAME ISSUES when he had done his 60K Inspection done a month ago. Do the belts and bushings need to be replace at 60K? Or does this seem like a gimmick? I am strongly considering taking the car to an independent BMW mechanic for an estimate. However, I am afraid that going to independent mechanic will devoid my CPO extended warranty. Is my local BMW center pulling my leg? I know this is a fine luxury car, but maintenance cost is way above my head.
Any advice would be appreciated.
#2967 of 5349 Re: Inspection II [saabski]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 25, 2006 (5:42 pm)
Have them show you the cracks in the belts and the torn/worn/rotting bushings and boots.
No show, no go. If they are so small that YOU can see them then they aren't a problem unless the dealer is just suggesting replacement based on age, not condition.
So the question is, does the scehduled service DEMAND that these items be replaced or just suggest they be "inspected"?
#2968 of 5349 Re: Inspection II [saabski]
Jul 25, 2006 (6:11 pm)
I just had my inspection II on my 2000 323i done in April by a independent guy and didn't have any problems with belts. I'd go to a indy dealer if it's a guy with a good rep. It is certainly worth it. The inspection II at my dealership would've been around 600-700, and my guy did the same thing for around 300. It is certainly worth it. He also used to work at a BMW dealership for 10 years before he opened his own place, so that is a bonus. Good luck.