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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 07-02-2014, 12:21 PM
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Timing case cover and tie rod bushings

Took my 08 650 coupe in to the dealer for an engine light. Was told today I need new oxygen sensor, Timing case cover gasket leaking and new tie rod bushings. Cost: $3600. Went ahead with the o2 sensor for $600. Someone tell me what I should do about the other $3000 repairs. I'm in law school and that amount will make me drop a class or two. Just had it services in March and "none of this was noticed!" How long can I go if I don't replace right away. May upgrade in Dec.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:55 PM
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timing gasket might not be that bad right now,depending if its a big leak but the tie rod bushing i would adress sooner cause crap will get in there and will cause part to break
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:17 PM
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Do you have oil on the ground when you park overnight? Most likely you have the post-nasal-slow-drip going on, if so there is no hurry.

I had new bushings put in recently and it was $479 total. They can press new bushings into the control arm. Mine was a dealer cost, you would get a better price from an independent, locate a local shop that specializes in BMW. Maybe search in the 3 and 5 series sub-forums, there are a lot more of those guys and probably some South Florida folks to check with.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:58 PM
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Take it to an Indy and see what the price for repairs will be......

How many miles on your 08? Just curious.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:23 AM
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BMW shops are always looking for a way to generate money. You can keep the engine area clean, & watch the leak to see how bad it is. If you do the upper timing cover, the valve cover will have to come off also. Replacing the O2 sensor was probably a good move, to prevent other problems.

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Old 07-03-2014, 06:21 PM
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Took my 08 650 coupe in to the dealer for an engine light. Was told today I need new oxygen sensor, Timing case cover gasket leaking and new tie rod bushings. Cost: $3600. Went ahead with the o2 sensor for $600. Someone tell me what I should do about the other $3000 repairs. I'm in law school and that amount will make me drop a class or two. Just had it services in March and "none of this was noticed!" How long can I go if I don't replace right away. May upgrade in Dec.
thanks.
NEVER accept an estimate from a dealer without a second opinion unless you know and trust them already.
SAs get paid commission and we have seen some awful dealers and SAs out there. Many are good and honest, but do your homework.
Here is a good place to start. http://www.bimmershops.com/
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