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Old 01-23-2013, 08:58 AM
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I bought a AAA autoguard extended warranty for my 2007 335i soon after I purchased the car. It covers everything but wear items (including "luxury electronics", e.g. iDrive) for 7 years/100K miles. The cost of the warranty was $3000 and, at just over 72000 miles, it has paid out over $4500 in parts and labor. Most recently was new waste gates, water pump failure and the second time the oil filter housing has sprung a leak. I would not have an N54 out of warranty and have started window shopping via Internet. I truly love driving the car and regret that the F30 offers nothing of interest and at a high premium so I'm wishing the Japanese would produce a decent looking sport sedan.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:13 AM
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:46 AM
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You just gotta hate it when you have to leave $3000 at the dealership for service. I have an 08 335xi coupe with only 45K. I took it in for a transmission fluid leak on the garage floor after the car sat for a while. After I drove away I had a new Mechatronics sleeve, A new LF axle shaft seal, A new Thrust arm on the RF with alignment, A new Valve cover and trap door to address low crankcase pressure resulting in an oil leak and one selective item in a transfer case fluid change! Yikes!! Oh well I do love this car but right now it is a love/hate relationship!
I just had a mechatronics sleeve replaced also. How much did you pay? Mine included replacing the eletronic device inside of there (sometimes the dealership does not do that) and the tranny fluid.

I went into the dealership for free service checkup and they hit me with three items. i wasn't ready to pay $1,300 so decided to take it home. Called my indy shop and they thought it weird the mechatronics sleeve needed to be replaced...they confirmed it did. The dealership also said my oil gasket was leaking but the garage said it was not.

Mechatronics sleeve (including the electronic component and trans fluid change)
Oil Change
plus one other item

1300$
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:58 PM
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Coming from an E46, it seems like the E90 forum is much less DIY friendly. I replaced the mechatronics sleeve on my friend's E90 while we were changing his transmission fluid. The part is under $20.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:07 PM
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Coming from an E46, it seems like the E90 forum is much less DIY friendly. I replaced the mechatronics sleeve on my friend's E90 while we were changing his transmission fluid. The part is under $20.
Give it some times, more E90ers will do more DIY.

Majority numbers od DIYers usually people who buy the car on second market, they are more resourceful than the original owners. especially if 40% of original owners are leasing where the car is always under waranty.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:14 PM
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Agreed. As these cars fall off warranty and the younger crowd picks them up then they will be modded more. Who wants to heavily mod a brand new car (that probably still has tons of bugs) while under warranty? You change the lightbulb, the gasket blows and all of a sudden you are not under warranty because that new BMW light bulb that you replaced at an indy shop, instead of at BMW, is the reason.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:28 PM
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At 45K miles, I would ask for a good will for this excessive bill. If denied, write directly to BMW America.
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