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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 06-26-2012, 06:41 PM
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my indie BMW Garage said it's cost prohibitive to replace the leaking timing chain cover gasket. Is this a possible DYI repair for a novice mechanic? I also have a high quote to repair the non-functioning electric fan located behind the radiator. Shop owner said the fuse box is likely culprit and need to be replaced...may or may not fix fan. Does any of this sound reasonable? The numbers sound like BMW dealer numbers so I'm going to drop it off there tomorrow for a second opinion.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:48 PM
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Find a different shop. Seriously.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:00 PM
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Lol take a 2 dollar switch and wire up a toggle switch for the fan instead of paying a buttload of money to a shop or do some research on here and it shouldn't be to hard to switch I ripped all my a/c equipment out because in wa turning all the way to cold blows cold enough for me
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I just dont see any other logical way around this problem.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:02 PM
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Find a different shop. Seriously.
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sounds like another money hungry mechanic thats taking advantage of your car being a euro
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:25 AM
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my indie BMW Garage said it's cost prohibitive to replace the leaking timing chain cover gasket... Shop owner said the fuse box is likely culprit and need to be replaced...may or may not fix fan.
Somebody is taking you for a ride or you are driving something that is about to die ungracefuly
Personally I would think this "mechanic" should rather sell Newspapers, that way he can cause less damage
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:41 AM
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I would say take it to the BMW dealer and see what their opinion of it is and then go to a different shop that specializes in euro cars and one that doesn't and compare the quotes of what it would take.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:11 PM
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Hot, hot, hot

it's freakin' hot here....107 in Austin today but I like the wire switch directly to fan idea best. I actually did think of that but I'll wait till tomorrow to see what the dealer says.

thx all
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:12 AM
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Problem was a burnt out relay, $175 less 20% for BMW Club Membership at dealership.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:32 PM
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You can buy a relay your self for $10 bucks. Just pull the old one/s and pluging. Highspeed relay is K6. Try jumpering it. Pull the battery, unplug the k6 relay on the underside of the relay put a wire inbetween 87-30 though the holes in the relay plugs. Then plug in and plug in the battery. It will stay on the whole time unless you unplug the battey or pull the relay. Good thing to know if your car is ever over heating.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:03 PM
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^this. $140 for a relay is preposterous.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:34 AM
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It could just be a bad resistor on the fan.
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