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Old 11-14-2012, 08:18 PM
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Mein Auto: 325i and X3
Ok, seriously:

Window regulator: $200 at indy mechanic
bent rim: $200 for a refurbished wheel online.
Drive belt: $16 - so easy to change out you can do it yourself in five minutes
Oil filter housing gasket: $250 AT DEALER (I know because I had to have this done)
Rear differential fluid change: $50 - DO IT YOURSELF - EXTREMELY EASY
Brake Fluid Flush - $15 - DO IT YOURSELF

All in all, $800.00 should fix EVERYTHING, If you could do it all yourself, you could get it down to $415.

Long story short: You just wasted a bunch of money. The only thing that you should have had someone else do is the oil filter housing just because it is slightly more complicated.

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