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#3831 of 5378 BMW extended maintenance warranty
Mar 30, 2008 (7:30 am)
I just purchased a 2005 330i w/ 42000 miles. When I went to get it serviced at my local BMW facility I was told that my car was still eligible for the BMW maintenance extended warranty. He stated the warranty was 6 years(from date of delivery, 12/04)/72000miles for $1300. I'm not sure if I should take this or not. One minute I think it's a good idea the next it seems like alot for 2 1/2 years &/or 30000 miles. Any comments to help me decide?
#3832 of 5378 Re: BMW extended maintenance warranty [omegagen]
Mar 30, 2008 (2:54 pm)
I bought the extended maintenance for my 2002 325exT
at about $1,250. I just had my last service visit earlier this month under the contract. Unless you can and are willing to do most of the maintenance yourself, it is a good deal. I had both my front and rear brakes and rotors done, two oil changes, two set of windshield wipers replaced and all drive belts replaced during this extended coverage period. It is definitely a bargain for someone intending to keep the car for a while longer.
#3833 of 5378 Brake lock w/start up
Apr 05, 2008 (5:08 am)
328I 4dr 2008 brake locked up twice w/start up with reporting of service light. the car started up fine but this occurred. When i turn the ignition off then restart, everything was fine... any thoughts??? thanks in advance.
#3834 of 5378 Re: Oil Consumption - follow up [sunilb]
Apr 12, 2008 (10:48 pm)
Just an update... this morning at ~ 87.2K miles, the yellow oil lamp came on so I added 1/2 a quart. So, that's a bit over 2,000 miles without having to add any additional oil.
Next time I bring the car in, I will have them check/replace the oil separator valve.
#3835 of 5378 Maintenance Program
Apr 13, 2008 (4:24 am)
Hey guys, I'm considering the maintenance program because my car will hit 50000 miles soon, but my dealer quoted my 1695, which I know is too much. I also know some on here have gotten theirs from another dealer around the country, due to the fact it doesn't matter which one you get it from. Now, I do have an independent tech that did/does a lot of my work. For example, oil change is like 65 rather than the 120 my dealer would charge. So, has anyone bought one recently at a lower price and if so which dealer. I know I should stop being a lame ass and just get the manuel many here speak of and do stuff myself, but I'm not sure I'd feel safe after I did my brakes
#3836 of 5378 Re: Maintenance Program [canman1971]
Apr 13, 2008 (7:39 am)
The good news is that 3-Series brakes are among the easiest that I've ever done. There are any number of DIY posts around the internet on doing the job, and if you take a look at them, I think you'll see just how easy of a job it is.
#3837 of 5378 Re: Maintenance Program [canman1971]
Apr 13, 2008 (10:18 am)
I agrre with Shipo. Learn to do it yourself. Stick $1200 into a Money Market account. You'll come out way ahead.
#3838 of 5378 Remote Key Fob Failure
Apr 13, 2008 (3:23 pm)
I went to a party at a downtown hotel last pm with valet parking. When the valet brought my car back to me, after 20 plus minutes, he apologized for the wait, then I drove home. Upon parking I could not lock the car with the remote key/fob combination on my 02 330i. The trunk release also would not work. The car started okay, but the remote features did not work. I manually locked the doors with the key in the drivers door. I used my spare set, and all functions work fine.
I know it is not that the keys internal battery is weak, as the failed key is my daily user, and I use the spare every few months for a day or so.
It was very rainy last pm, so the valet could have dropped it in a puddle, or I wonder if he placed the key in someone else's BMW, could this have reset the codes? There was a long delay till they brought me my car and I am sure something happened. Also my car returned with a new nice scratch on the rear bumper, like he backed into something. I know this is new as I washed the car just before the party.
I believe a replacement key is $150. Could the dealer reset the key codes if it became out of sync? Could the dealer test the key? Sounds kinda weird that the key would fail all of a sudden....I will be calling the hotel on Monday.regarding rear bumper damage and key fob failure. Do these services have insurance? ...I hate valets... Next time we go to a place with valet, it's the wife's minivan, though I like to take my 330 out on on a nice out..
#3839 of 5378 Re: Remote Key Fob Failure [mitchs3]
Apr 13, 2008 (3:28 pm)
Next time we go to a place with valet, it the wife's minivan, though I like to take my 330 out on on a nice out...
Once you get a chance to talk to people that used to be valets you will not let a valet get within 500 yards of your car.
#3840 of 5378 Re: Remote Key Fob Failure [roadburner]
Apr 13, 2008 (3:46 pm)
Agree. Any thoughts on the key/fob suddenly failing?