Last post on Nov 29, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
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#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!
#5324 of 5378 Should I buy maintnenance on an expired CPO?
Feb 14, 2013 (10:44 am)
Just wanted to check if I should buy maintnenace either from BMW or any third parties, for my 06 330xi. I only have about 35k miles on it and some maintenance items are creeping up.
Any trusted maintenance companies out there?
I was getting mailers from some company in Missouri in official government looking letters and I reported them to the BBB. They look fraudulent, so I want to me careful.