Last post on Nov 29, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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#5314 of 5378 Re: Oil consumption [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 10, 2012 (7:13 pm)
Nothing wrong with a "little" oil consumption--possibly even good for the upper cylinder area lubrication. Race cars use oil.
Two of my BMWs use virtually no oil, while two do. No big deal either way. The M42 in my E36/5 has used a quart every 2500 miles or so since I bought it new in 1995. What's odd is that it uses oil in suburban driving conditions, but hardly consumes a drop on the track or when cruising at 80 mph(4000 rpm)- go figure.
#5315 of 5378 Re: Oil consumption [roadburner]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 11, 2012 (8:48 am)
Could have to do with engine "load"--it would be interested to hook up a vacuum gauge under both conditions.
There is only one down-side to having an engine that consumes a bit of oil---you do have to check it between those 7500 mile oil changes. But it doesn't harm the engine to burn a bit of oil, it doesn't affect emissions, and it doesn't affect longevity.
#5316 of 5378 100,000 mile service costs
Jan 22, 2013 (3:42 am)
I received a estimate of $1500 to replace transmission fluid/filter and replace spark plugs/coils...does this cost seem reasonable?
#5317 of 5378 Re: 100,000 mile service costs [mylesr]
Jan 22, 2013 (4:48 am)
Seems excessive to me, though I don't know how much the coils go for on that car.
#5318 of 5378 Re: 100,000 mile service costs [srs_49]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2013 (8:11 am)
They (the coils) are about $60 bucks a pop retail plus .5 of one hour to replace...so in my neck of the woods, that'd be about $425 + tax. Then spark plugs are about $45 for a 6 pack...let's round it at $50, plus 1.3 hours labor, so for the spark plugs we're looking at about $230 plus tax.
So for coils and plugs we're at roughly $650, which leaves $850 to change the transmission fluid.
Ah.....no. Must either be more to this service or someone is being very nasty to you.
#5319 of 5378 Re: 100,000 mile service costs [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 23, 2013 (6:59 am)
The filter/gasket /bolt kit(Munich wants you to use new pan bolts) runs around $106. Depending on the transmission the magic ATF can run up to $30/liter.(!). The bill still looks to be heavily padded; I know of one dealer that wanted $900 to replace a battery that had an MSRP of $270.
#5320 of 5378 Re: 100,000 mile service costs [roadburner]
Jan 24, 2013 (7:11 am)
Here are the costs I received from Ferman BMW in Palm Harbor FL: Plugs $419/Trans Fluid/filter: between $852-1003 depending on which fluid is specified (need to bring in to varify), and Inspection I $500...I am now working w/an independant shop on this.
#5321 of 5378 Front Bumper Access Panel Cover
Jan 24, 2013 (7:20 am)
Lost this part when the car was towed to dealer to replace fuel pump. Is there a site I can get this part number from so I can try to get one from a junk yard? Also access to touch up paint for my Orient Blue?
#5322 of 5378 Re: Front Bumper Access Panel Cover [mylesr]
Jan 24, 2013 (1:34 pm)
realoem.com should give you what you're searching for.
#5323 of 5378 when to replace 330 XI Belt tensioner?
Feb 14, 2013 (10:41 am)
Thought Id seek some wisdom here. Recently my 06 330xi was shaking profusely while driving, so I took it to the dealer.
They said it was the iginition coil that needs replacing and $450 later, it is not shaking so much anymore.
The problem is that the shaking hasnt gone away completely.
The dealer also mentioned when I picked up the car, that the belt tensioner needs replacing as well and that would set me back by another $450 or thereabouts.
I have two questions:
1. Is the still slight shaking related to the belt tensioner?
2. What is the risk of not replacing the belt tensioner?
I have about 35k on the 06, and I dont drive more than a few miles each week on average. No daily driving at all.
Thanks in advance!