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Old 01-01-2011, 11:53 AM
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You will never get a good deal at the dealer. The only good thing about going to the dealer is that they are almost guaranteed to use OEM parts, and since they only work on one brand of car, they are used to dealing with specific problems with specific cars. I would go elsewhere if I wanted a better deal, money wise.

For the transmission, I would call Kirt Koeller at and ask for his advise on the situation.

I have never worked on, or diagnosed a problem with a light control module, so I am of no help there.

The engine thermostat should be replaced, preferably with an OEM part. There are lots of part suppliers for BMWs on the internet, so you can find different websites and compare products and prices. Same with the rear ball joints.

I'm not sure what you mean by "brake replacement solutions". Are you asking about upgrading the brakes by going with larger calipers, rotors, and pads, or are you asking about what the best rotors and pads are for these cars?
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