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#5188 of 5378 Update: Extended Maintenance Warranty on '08 328xi
Jan 01, 2012 (9:46 am)
After the off-cycle oil change and check on the brake life this past Friday, my indie shop told me I have 23% wear remaining on the front brakes and 37% remaining on the rears. The brake fluid has 9% life remaining before the flush will be required, all according to the car. I suppose the car's sensors told the mechanic all this. The service monitor says that I have 12,000 miles left on the front brakes and 20,000 miles on the rear brakes. Apparently, BMW won't do anything about the brake fluid until it reads 0% and the car calls home.
Based on this, the brakes will probably need to be done sometime before the extended warranty would expire in August 2014. Just the same, I am inclined to decline buying the warranty in advance, and just pay as I go. The mechanic said that the simpler 3 series models, especially without iDrive, are largely "bullet-proof", especially at the relatively young age of 44,464 miles.
Hopefully, this will have been the right choice.
I hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year!
#5189 of 5378 Replacement Key
Jan 04, 2012 (5:30 pm)
Other than $265 from the dealer are there any options to replace a lost key fob (the type that gets inserted into the dash) for a 2007 328xi?
#5190 of 5378 Re: Replacement Key [idoc2]
Jan 04, 2012 (6:58 pm)
You can always try a flatbar with a hook and two wires under the dashboard
#5191 of 5378 Re: Replacement Key [idoc2]
Jan 11, 2012 (12:09 pm)
I wouln'dt screw with it. Go some shop that works on BMW and ask them,what they would do. Puffin
#5192 of 5378 I Have to do Something
Jan 11, 2012 (12:25 pm)
What do you think?In Maine (southern Part) it hasn't snowed this year maybe to morrow.I put Pro Contis on my 2011 328i. I want to drive it and get it out of the garage.Maybe get a set rear tires studded and steel rims.(pro contis) One day or three days it in the 40's and I'm driving a Golf(nice Car though)
I'm ready to say to hell with it and drive it.Thats alot of fun sitting in the garage.
#5193 of 5378 2006 BMW 330xi will not start
Jan 18, 2012 (1:07 pm)
My 330xi has low mileage about 24k. After a cold night, it wont start. With the clutch down and the key in, when I press the start button, I hear a constant clicking sound, but the engine wont kick in.
The dash board lights flicker on for a bit and some of them stay on, which is why Im thinking maybe it is not the battery? The 4X4 symbol came on briefly a few times.
Can anybody tell me if it is indeed the battery or if it the all-wheel drive? If the AWD fails, will the car not even start?
Thanks in advance!
#5194 of 5378 Re: 2006 BMW 330xi will not start [hemanthh]
Jan 18, 2012 (2:09 pm)
It could be the battery. Rapid continuous clicking is the type of sound you get from a solenoid when the voltage is too low to fully engage it. Also, automotive batteries only last so long. 7 years is about average for a battery. A lot of shops will test your battery for free. Have you got AAA or other roadservice like that? Can you get your hands on a voltmeter? If the battery is reading lower than 12.6 Volts, there's a problem. However, you could have a bad ground, bad starter solenoid, bad connection. There's too many possibles for someone to tell you what it is without actually looking at the problem. One other thing, how cold is a cold night? 20deg., -20deg? I'm not real familiar with batteries capabilities at cold temperatures (I live in Calif.) but extreme cold could be a real factor.
#5195 of 5378 Re: 2006 BMW 330xi will not start [hemanthh]
Jan 18, 2012 (7:00 pm)
If you have the original battery in the car, the likely hood is a defective battery.
Can you jump start the car? If so, it's the battery 99% of the time.
#5196 of 5378 Re: 2006 BMW 330xi will not start [busiris]
Jan 19, 2012 (9:27 am)
I'm with busiris and hemanthh.
6 or 7 year old battery + very cold => weak output
#5197 of 5378 Re: 2006 BMW 330xi will not start [srs_49]
Jan 20, 2012 (11:11 am)
Who keeps a battery 7 years?