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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By barkles
Unfortunately I don't know the answer to where...

Unfortunately I don't know the answer to where you could just buy a new clutch pulley as the bad clutch pulley took the rest of my alternator with it. A rebuilt OEM unit is around $300 from RockAuto....
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-09-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By barkles
1983 BMW 320i; California - $5,900

I have a 1985 320i for sale in just stunning condition. Too many cars, so gotta get rid of this one to make room. Asking $5900 OBO (what I have in the car minus my labor but hey it's a hobby right,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By barkles
Picked it up this morning. Runs fine. The service...

Picked it up this morning. Runs fine. The service guy called me back an hour later telling me the tech needs the car back for an hour this afternoon to do some initialization sequences.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By barkles
They installed the gasket wrong. They re-did the...

They installed the gasket wrong. They re-did the whole job today and I'll pick it up in the morning.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By barkles
We'll see what happens with this new issue,...

We'll see what happens with this new issue, hopefully they will fix it and I'll be on my way. Like bzcat said I had a toilet S4 and then this problem, so $784 to be done and not keep wasting my time...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By barkles
Either way, it was an existing issue. BMW NA...

Either way, it was an existing issue. BMW NA knows everything, not hiding anything, they're working with the Chevy dealer directly. Like I said, I do have a pre existing relationship with this...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,775
Posted By barkles
I got hosed on goodwill assistance for this same...

I got hosed on goodwill assistance for this same repair. I told them your story too and was on the phone with them for the past week. Guess it varies per customer. :thumbdwn:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By barkles
Thumbs down Good will assistance denied 15 days out of warranty for existing issue

I needed an eccentric shaft sensor along with a valve cover gasket as they were leaking. This was a documented existing issue since October 2012 and I brought the car in for repair a week ago Monday....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By barkles
Enterprise is $90/weekday, $110-$120/weekend day....

Enterprise is $90/weekday, $110-$120/weekend day. They have Porsche Boxters and Caymans for $300/day, I'd just do that if you're in town for only a few days.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By barkles
Enterprise has em. I know they have them at the...

Enterprise has em. I know they have them at the Thousand Oaks location for sure. Check Enterprise locations around BMW dealers, sometimes they are their loaner provider. Good luck.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,633
Posted By barkles
How did you get your repair goodwill? I have an...

How did you get your repair goodwill? I have an 07 328i with 80,900 miles that needs a new eccentric sensor... my CPO warranty expired 20 days ago :(
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By barkles
Get ready for a doozy... so I dropped it off at...

Get ready for a doozy... so I dropped it off at the dealer early Monday morning. Called the tech that afternoon and they said they needed the car for another day to tell. Called them back today and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By barkles
The leak is not as bad as you think - I...

The leak is not as bad as you think - I purchased the car with 72,000 miles and now have 81,000 miles, I have only had small oil drips a few times in that period. There is minimal pooling of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By barkles
I guess, but I've owned a bunch of BMWs for over...

I guess, but I've owned a bunch of BMWs for over 100k miles and never had any issues in the past. I think the Au bolts are a bad design IMO.

I had a B6 Audi S4 and that ate through gaskets every...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By barkles
Why would there be oil pooling where the coil...

Why would there be oil pooling where the coil packs are and around the valvetronic motor? Bad seals around the spark plugs?

At just over 80,000 miles, that's pretty disappointing. I just replaced...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By barkles
Oil leak on top left side of engine

Got an oil leak, appears to be coming from the Valvetronic or Valve cover gaskets with a little bit coming from the valve cover case. I've read about the bolts breaking on the valve cover, but I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By barkles
It sounds like it... ...

It sounds like it...

http://i.imgur.com/vRZbK.png
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By barkles
Watermark has a great bar on the roof, but it's...

Watermark has a great bar on the roof, but it's an older crowd (like most of Ventura lol)

Breakfast: Pete's Breakfast House, Allison's Country Cafe, Cafe 126
Mexican: Casa de Soria, Johnny's or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By barkles
I tested last night and the bearing must be...

I tested last night and the bearing must be seized because it won't move in either direction. I think it hosed the alternator because the whole inside of the unit moved up and down with the shaft.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By barkles
Wow, thank you so much for this information ...

Wow, thank you so much for this information hopefully others will find this thread when they search. :thumbup:

So do you think my Alternator pulley is bad from what you've seen in the video? I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By barkles
Hopefully! :rofl:

Hopefully! :rofl:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By barkles
It's dependent on RPM, but not the steering...

It's dependent on RPM, but not the steering wheel. I believe it's the alternator, so I've ordered a reman bosch unit...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8s0t5a4pVk
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-18-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By barkles
Bad alternator?

I replaced both idler and tensioner pulley, only to find I had a bad alternator? :mad:

Well, I'm sure they needed replacing anyway...

Noise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oNpOfVwE4o

Bad...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-18-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By barkles
Unhappy Bad bearing noise (with Video)

I've got a really nasty bearing noise on my 2007 328i. I replaced both the idler and tensioner pulleys this morning and it didn't solve the issue (although they probably needed to be replaced soon...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-17-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By barkles
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