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#4643 of 5378 Re: Out-of-warranty reliability [roadburner]
Mar 31, 2010 (6:13 am)
Hi-I was wondering how you locate a BMW CCA technician? We are storing our deployed son's 2002 BMW 328i and it likely will need a new clutch. The estimate from the dealership was almost $2K for that work and replacement of the Guibo joint. They wanted over $660 for the replacement of a slightly leaking valve cover gasket. I'd like to get the items fixed for when our son returns but I don't know where to take the car here in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Many thanks for anyone who can help! Jamie
#4644 of 5378 Re: Out-of-warranty reliability [jamiem4]
Mar 31, 2010 (3:22 pm)
BMW CCA doesn't officially endorse technicians or shops, although most local members will be glad to recommend specific shops. You can also find a tech here: http://www.bimrs.org/2008MapPage.html
Apr 13, 2010 (7:31 pm)
Hi! just did some checking on my front wheels if theres any play on them by doing the 3' oclock, 9 oclock. there is movement in the 9' oclock position atleast i could say 1/2 inch. both wheels on the same position. Im wondering if this is a sign of a wornout outer ball joint of the control arm, or the tie rod. Is there suppose to be a play on the wheels... or this is normal? Thanks, for any imput.
Apr 13, 2010 (7:35 pm)
Correction: The movement was only 1/4 of an inch. is this normal for the front wheels to have this play. I thought there shouldnt be any movement at all period. Thanks again for any imputs from you guys.
#4648 of 5378 Re: ball joint [uncleto]
Apr 14, 2010 (2:53 am)
Check your tie rod end - may have some play there.
Also, make sure you are not inadvertently moving the whole steering rack with the 3 oclock/9 oclock movement.
1/4 inch is still way to much play, and is not normal.
#4649 of 5378 Re: ball joint [uncleto]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 14, 2010 (7:57 am)
You have something going on there, but not a ball joint. You can't test a ball joint that way. I mean, you *may* have a bad ball joint but you didnt find it in that manner.
Apr 14, 2010 (11:47 am)
Many Thanks again for your inputs. im just trying to get some 2nd opinion on this matter. i went to an independent mech. before and ask to check for my steering & supension. He found out that my bushings and ball joints are worn and loose. but never mentioned the tie rods. im just in the process of shopping around for the reasonable price. the Indie shop quoted me around $1300, 4 hrs of labor incl. i may have to call the dealership and ask for a quote. i may also need to have it aligned after wards, hoping all the steering components are in order. Will let you know guys whats my next move.
#4651 of 5378 BMW 2001 320I P1345,P1348 and P1350 codes
Apr 19, 2010 (2:32 pm)
I have just replaced CCV and pipes,hoping to stop oil consumption.Now the car gives me P1345, P1348 and P1350 codes.I did not opened the spark park-coil cover at all.Checked all the clamps,double checked, cleared the codes, but still coming back.Any idea why it is happening?
Thanks in advance
#4652 of 5378 Re: BMW 2001 320I P1345,P1348 and P1350 codes [astortx]
Apr 20, 2010 (5:50 pm)
Never mind, the codes was gone overnight