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#5151 of 5349 325i 2006 rear passenger window problem
Oct 05, 2011 (9:40 am)
Hi there everyone,
we have a 2006 325i 4 dr,sedan. we bought it used. we rarely open/close the rear passenger window. Suddenly 2 weeks ago, we opened it and when we tried (elect.) closed it, the window would not rise/close. We took it to be repaired and was told it is a "pulley problem". after shelling out almost $300.00 ( parts & labor). It goes up,but it does not completely flush/seal. Is this a sign of electrical problems in the future?
I also want to know about my automatic car opener, it unlocks the doors, but when I click to lock the car, it does not. I have to pull out the key to do it manually. Does this indicate I need a battery for my automatic car keys?
Thank you for any advice you can give us. This is our first BMW and with all the cost and maintance, it may be our last, UGH!
Thank you in advnce for any help.
#5153 of 5349 Fuel Additives
Oct 16, 2011 (5:56 pm)
Most of the 80K miles on my 2004 325i have been at low speeds. I want to use an injector cleaner and replace my fuel filter (never replaced this previously). Any cleaner injectors better than another?
#5154 of 5349 Re: 325i 2006 rear passenger window problem [sabtwin2]
Oct 16, 2011 (9:02 pm)
The shop that repaired the rear window should have "initialized" the window when they were done. Unless they specialize in bummers, they probably don't have the expensive scan tool and software required.
I've got a 2006 325i and have found that bummer dealerships don't pay their technicians enough to attract good ones. If you live near Roseville, CA, stay far away from Roseville BMW. They break more than they fix. Good luck, hope you have better luck with yours, than I've had with mine. Doubt the lock problem is a low battery issue, if it were you should have other problems with the key. Abummer dealership oughta be able to tell you what the problem is, but I would look for an independent shop that specializes in bmw, mercedes, audi....
#5155 of 5349 Re: Fuel Additives [mylesr]
Oct 17, 2011 (1:40 am)
In this day and age they're all pretty much snake-oil; current fuel standards require more than enough detergents in pump-fuel to keep your fuel-injectors clean.
#5156 of 5349 Re: Fuel Additives [mylesr]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 17, 2011 (8:47 am)
BGK-44 is a very good injector cleaner but you may have a hard time finding it. Most of the cheap stuff in chain stores is worthless, but BGK actually does work. My friend runs a very high end Porsche/Audi shop and he uses it, so he should know.
#5157 of 5349 Re: Fuel Additives [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 17, 2011 (9:20 am)
i have found it on amazon in the past.
#5158 of 5349 Re: Fuel Additives [mylesr]
Oct 19, 2011 (11:48 am)
BMW recommends Techron. I'd use it or BG 44K every 3000-4000 miles if you don't use a Top Tier gasoline.
#5159 of 5349 Re: Fuel Additives [roadburner]
Oct 20, 2011 (12:04 pm)
BMW sells chevron techron under their own label as the recommended addative.
Get it from your dealer or from an autoparts store. It's about $15 BMW.
#5160 of 5349 Re: Fuel Additives [runningdoc]
Oct 20, 2011 (12:20 pm)
Unless I'm missing something, BMW actually recommends AGAINST any fuel system additives (Techron or otherwise) for pretty much every car sold in the U.S. and Canada since about 1999 or 2000.