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Old 05-11-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by cliffj View Post
Dropped my 2011 d at Tom Williams BMW in Birmingham AL today for the AC compressor squeal. Service Consultant read my key and stated there was a recall for EGR valve on my car. She didn't know if they had the parts in yet or not, but would perform the recall if they did. She called me later and said they were ordering a new AC compressor to fix the squeal. So, I get to keep the 335is Convertible w/DCT over the weekend. Should be fun.

If they perform the recall, I will let you know what parts were replaced.
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but it's not the compressor.

BMW determined it was the belt that was slipping. The repair compaign involves installing a shorter aftermarket belt. So far I have not heard from anyone that had this belt installed complain of recurrance. However, do recall during the early on-set of this issue (I created thread about it a year ago) that one owner had his compressor replaced but it did not end up solving the problem. You might want to find that thread and call your SA to save yourself some trouble.

Unfortunately when I had my belt replaced BMW did not have a fix, so my belt is back squeeling AGAIN, so I nee to to take it back to the dealer to have them install the aftermarket belt.
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