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Old 02-02-2011, 05:59 AM
BethL BethL is offline
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Location: Minnesota
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Heater Grid for X5

Originally Posted by almostdone View Post
Well it was a neg 23 degrees this morning in beautiful snow covered MN and the first time in 4 years, I did not have my car go up in black smoke. The fix they put in last year worked this morning. A little too late as my new car will be here next week if it will make it through this cold snap. Last year they put in some type of little heater, not the heat tape. I can hear it running sometimes. If you are still having the oil separator issue, make sure they are putting in this little heater thing. Also, this year I made sure that I has an oil change right befor the weather turned cold so they could check everything out to make sure it was still ok, I made it perfectly clear that if something happened this year, they would be paying for the fix again. The dealers here are frustrated also. It is a sad situation. Anyone want to by an X5? Just kidding.
I just checked my last invoice from BMW (I've had the oil separator issue for YEARS). They installed a 'heater grid for the oil separator.' Hope that helps. Unfortunately, that's all it said, so if it has a technical name, it didn't show it. Also, the manager at Motorwerks actually told me - 'don't expect that to work.' So, there you go.
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