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#7 of 38 BMW MECHANIC Recommendation NEEDED between Calabasas & Camarillo California
Sep 28, 2007 (1:54 pm)
son just purchased 1996 bmw 328i this past week from a private party. Car was really cared for, looks great, clean, etc...so we did not choose to get a mechanic to look at it in advance. Now, a week later, the check engine light went on today. I know that when a gas cap is not on tight, that can cause a loss in the vaccuum and result in the light coming on , but I checked the gas cap, and it is on snugly, so does not look like that is the source of the light going on.
I have not had a chance to do much in tracking down a recommended bmw mechanic in my area (thousand oaks) does anyone here have any that they highly recommend, between calabasas and camarillo?
#8 of 38 Re: BMW MECHANIC NEEDED between CALABASAS & Camarillo [shopokane]
Sep 28, 2007 (1:58 pm)
Fast answer: http://www.bmwcca.com/
Their web site has resources that will allow you to find a mechanic local to wherever you happen to be.
#9 of 38 Re: BMW MECHANIC NEEDED between CALABASAS & Camarillo [shipo]
Sep 28, 2007 (2:06 pm)
Shipo, Thank you for the quick reply. When I go to bmwcaa.com I am not sure what sub category I should click on to pull up mechanic info. do you know what I click on from their home page?
#10 of 38 Re: BMW MECHANIC NEEDED between CALABASAS & Camarillo [shopokane]
Sep 28, 2007 (2:19 pm)
Unfortunately I don't remember off-hand and doubly unfortunately, their site isn't coming up for me right now.
#11 of 38 Re: BMW MECHANIC NEEDED between CALABASAS & Camarillo [shopokane]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 28, 2007 (2:21 pm)
Also try: www.BIMRS.org
#12 of 38 Re: BMW MECHANIC Recommendation NEEDED between Calabasas & Camarillo Califo
Sep 28, 2007 (2:36 pm)
Sometimes the gas cap is bad, also. I believe they can be tested.
#13 of 38 BMW 2007 3-series coupe / seat belt assist arm
Sep 30, 2007 (1:49 pm)
I'm new to the site, and finding it very usefull. Has anyone had any bad experiences w/this "stupid" seat belt assist arm? I just bought a 328 / 07 coupe, this just looks like trouble waiting to happen. It kinda reminds me of when Mercedes had put mini wipers on their headlights, back in the early 80's. I find them very unnecessary, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from buying the car. Thanks for any feedback.
#14 of 38 Re: BMW MECHANIC NEEDED between CALABASAS & Camarillo [shopokane]
Oct 02, 2007 (4:28 pm)
Actually it's BMWCCA.ORG. To find the info it looks like it's in the message board area for members. I looked there but no one in the Woodland Hills-Camarillo Area is listed (and only a few on the west coast are listed). I'm going to give German Car Tech a try (on T.O. Blvd across from the Civic Arts Plaza) to put a short shifter and new pads on my M-3. You can e-mail me in a few weeks to see if i regretted it: sbimlhotmail.com
#15 of 38 Re: BMW MECHANIC NEEDED between CALABASAS & Camarillo [sps1]
Oct 03, 2007 (2:16 pm)
What would be great is if you would post how it works out!
#16 of 38 Oil change
Oct 18, 2007 (10:01 pm)
How the oil change service works on 2007 3 series?
I know is every ~15K (or whenever oil control comes up).
My car has only about 5K and was purchased in Jan 2007.
Am I eligible for a free oil service once a year regardless of mileage as well?