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    Quote Originally Posted by dworthy View Post
    Just wait until it is time for you to have the valves adjusted, looking at around 450 bucks! For 190 bucks you can get the tools, ramps, and jacks need for the oil change. If you have two left thumbs, Bentley shop manual is pretty detailed on how to do things on your car, if you have the space to work at the house that is.
    Thats not bad. I was thinking it would be a lot more then 450USD. I do have a ramp made out of concrete on the far end of my driveway, to do my own work. No garage. But we been having terrible weather here on east-coast. Its buried under 10inch of snow with temps on the teens
    So, i figure get the oil done at the dealership for now.

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    Not sure if you are in the U.S. or not but if you are a BMWCCA member, you get 20% discount on parts and accessories at the dealership, most of the time, parts are cheaper than any website and no shipping charges! I own two bimmers currently and get my annual membership dues of $48 pays by itself just with oil and filters! Not mentioning more expensive parts.


    Thats a good idea! may have to look into that.
    I like to do a lot of my own work, because nobody takes better care then urself. But when it comes to more detailed services i like to have it done by a tech.


    When it comes to tires. What i usually do is go to this site:
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...853A649.dtd408

    Print out the tires that i want and take it to "town Fair tire". They will match the prices and give you extra discount :
    But i never take the car there, just the rims with the older tires :

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    Finally got a day off today from work and decided to jack the ///M up to take a look at a little leak its been leaving on my drive way floor and it been making me
    At first i though it was the oil drain plug that the previous owner must of stripped. But after jacking it up, i think its a bit more serious. It looks like its coming from behind the crank pulley "see pix" I think its been leaking for a while, cuz its making a mess on my oil pan and steering rack.

    It could be that i need a new crank shaft seal?


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    I noticed that i was missing the "engine splash shield" too

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    Went to the dealership for oil change and for them to check that oil leak. The tech found that it was indeed the "blind plug" on the side of the cylinder head. Right next to the oil filter housing.



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    Good to see that they had the airbag on-hand, I am still waiting for my local dealership to get one in. Also if you develop a leak around the #6, there is a constant pressure valve that will start to leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dworthy View Post
    Good to see that they had the airbag on-hand, I am still waiting for my local dealership to get one in. Also if you develop a leak around the #6, there is a constant pressure valve that will start to leak.
    Yes!
    When i was googling around for information on this leak, i found that there is another leak possible behind the passenger seat. I will keep both eyes on it. For now i think I'm good.
    They told me i had both rear springs broken. I didn't noticed any weird noises, because the convertible always makes more noise then a coupé. But now that they changed them, it feels solid.

    Total cost 891USD's

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    One of the issues that was passed on from the E-36's were the problematic rear springs. Dirt and gunk gets back in there and starts to rust them out, very hard to keep clean.
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    Got the "Engine Splash shield" for 56USD shipped. Can't beat that!




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    Sweet, I need on for the E-36, as it puts about a drop a week on the ground.
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    I need to hunt one of these with a BMW logo on it E46Windblocker07.jpg

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    Got my "inspection 2" done.





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    Now my car has the "EML" light on. And it will not go above 25MPH. Left at the dealership to have it fixed. They said it was the "actuator" that tested bad.


    http://www.europeantransmissions.com...MW/EML-BMW.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_3_X View Post
    Ouch! Become a
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    Yeah! i may have to if this keeps going...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benocehcap View Post
    Yeah! i may have to if this keeps going...
    Oh, it will! lol
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    They gave me a loaner. ☺️

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    The throttle actuator replaced 😄




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    Got it!
    look really noice! and what a difference does it make. perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benocehcap View Post
    The throttle actuator replaced 
    Told ya! lol
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    Well, as of today the "EML" popped" up again. and then the "check Engine" light came on. Now the car is running ruff...OH BOY!

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    There is always a 1 year unlimited mile warranty on all work/parts completed at the dealership. Take the car back and ask them to check their work.
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    Time for you to get a scanner or INPA and start reading the codes and do the stuff yourself, at dealer prices you are spending a small fortune every time!!
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    YES!
    i did just that. I spoke with the BMW service manager because my car stood there for a week on their service lot with the doors unlocked. And the three times i been there for repairs or service i spend 5K on it already. He try to give me the bullcrap that its a "M" and its a high performance car. And its very hard to work on it...blah blah
    He told me that they are going to check free of charge.


    So of today. The car is still there on the dealership free of charge. So they tool me Let see what happens...
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    Like noted above, it is a good idea to get INPA and DIS to check the car yourself as well. This can give you ammo to run in there if they try to B.S. you.
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    91 316i euro Tizianrot/Gray cloth - E-36 w/M-40 motor, such a beater, but great on gas! Best was 38 MPG (2nd Owner)
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    Got the car back today. Paid nothing.

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    That "shaft sensor" might be the TPS, (Throtle Position Sensor) which could have been the culprit in the first place and your actuator was good..and the fact that they didn't charge you for it... You'll never know unless you put the old actuator back...oh well. good thing you got it back soon.
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