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Old 03-19-2013, 12:45 AM
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2006 325i issues?

Is this with my car or anyone faced this? im driving 325i 2006, purchased from authorized dealer and its preowned certified car. Once the warrenty period over in 2010, every other month something will go wrong in engine and SES light gloes... either break fluid flush? or leaks or something will go wrong and have to pay not less than 500$ each visit.

Is this common or i bought crappy car?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:15 AM
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Find a local one for cheaper service.
http://www.bimmershops.com/
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:18 AM
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Are you still taking it to a stealer?

Are you still taking it to a stealer?
Every month is not common on a car that has been well kept.
You need to find and independent shop that will charge you 1/3 to 1/2
what the dealer will.
A car approaching 100k will need a lot of stuff done to keep it going especially
on the free maintenance schedule that delays all this stuff.

Or learn to DIY some of this stuff yourself.

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:37 PM
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I got quote from dealer this time, and it is around 6000$... Is this a Car or Crap? Also had a Honda and its maintanance will be 40$ every 4months.....
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:19 PM
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6000 for what you didn't say I believe.

6000 for what you didn't say I believe.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:38 PM
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Here are the detailed quote:
oil leaks --> trans pan & sealing --> 1245.96$
suspension & shock absorbers,thrust rod bushing leaking -->722.16$
belt-alternator drive -replace -->494.57$
thermostat coolant replace -->524.39$
rediator replace --> 883.49$
engine oil pan sealing --> 1328.52$
oil filter gasket seeping --> 707.90$
Total --> labor -->3040.44
Parts 2103.33$
misc. & tax 700$
Total around 6000$...

Best thing may be replace the car
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:48 PM
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I wouldn't own any car with over 100K miles unless I DIY.
For example I recently replaced the accessory belt on my e90 for less than $40. Also replaced the oil pan gasket on my e39 for less than $50. Of course that job was a PITA so I am sure the dealer would have charged a lot. Labor is what you are paying the most for. Parts aren't that much more than your Honda.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:51 PM
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You probably could have all this done for 50% less

You probably could have all this done for 50% less at an Independent shop.
The dealership for any car brand is always the most expensive place to have stuff
fixed unless its a recall item. They don't call it a stealer ship for nothing.
The thermostat coolant replace doesn't sound right . It either all the coolant or none of it.
Certain parts are more expensive but gaskets shouldn't be a big expense.
This description seems kind of vague as in how many shock absorbers are being replaced.

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:41 PM
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Hi everyone, Im new to the forum and Im very interested in getting an 06 325i. I am looking to buy from a private buyer, the car was a company car garage kept and stored during the winters. They had a 100,000 mile warranty on it with all the service done at a local BMW dealership. The car has 116,000 miles on it and was just curious what you guys thought? The car looks to be in great condition but im a little hesitant to purchase it with that many miles on it and was curious what problems I may run into and how long I can realistically expect this car to last?

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:56 PM
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Can expect the car to last 200+ with ease, just make sure to change out what you would on any other car. Basically oil every 5-7K miles, gaskets, suspension parts, tires, etc. Things will go from time to time, but that's not something you can control really. The fact of the matter is that BMW parts are expensive (though not all parts), and it's something that you'll have to life with. Once you replace stuff at/after 100K miles, you'll be good for a long while.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:02 PM
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thanks! I expect the normal wear and tear of any vehicle and im waiting to hear back what exactly has been serviced and replaced. So you would feel pretty safe purchasing this car at around 116k miles? I just liked the fact that it was stored during the winter and a company car so probably mostly highway miles and had all the required service on time done up to 100k miles.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:08 PM
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It can be a good buy at the right price of course, but it could also be a hassle. Make sure things like the waterpump and thermostat have been replaced, or at least the waterpump, as that'll be going soon.

Provided you can do most of the work on your own, or at least have a reputable indy shop that specializes in BMW's, I see no reason to jump on a good deal. Make sure to check the cars tires and factor that in, if it's been sitting ALL winter, and wasn't set up properly, may have flat spots on tires which means buying new tires will be necessary. Battery may need swapping as well if it hasn't been already swapped at some point in the last year or two (though not likely).

I grabbed mine at 114K, 150K on the clock now, regular maintenance like swapping suspension bits, new tires, oil changes, rotors/pads/fluid, differential fluids, AC fluid, etc. It adds up over the course of a year, but if you spread it out, you'll hardly feel it. Knock on wood, y'know?
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:13 PM
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They are asking 10k and could probably get 9500 for it, and I have a foreign car shop that does great work particularly on BMW's and audi's. How much did it cost for your waterpump replacement if you dont mind me asking? for 9500 I feel like thats a great deal
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cricbmw View Post
Here are the detailed quote:
oil leaks --> trans pan & sealing --> 1245.96$
suspension & shock absorbers,thrust rod bushing leaking -->722.16$
belt-alternator drive -replace -->494.57$
thermostat coolant replace -->524.39$
rediator replace --> 883.49$
engine oil pan sealing --> 1328.52$
oil filter gasket seeping --> 707.90$
Total --> labor -->3040.44
Parts 2103.33$
misc. & tax 700$
Total around 6000$...

Best thing may be replace the car
Agree.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:07 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cricbmw View Post
Here are the detailed quote:
oil leaks --> trans pan & sealing --> 1245.96$
suspension & shock absorbers,thrust rod bushing leaking -->722.16$
belt-alternator drive -replace -->494.57$
thermostat coolant replace -->524.39$
rediator replace --> 883.49$
engine oil pan sealing --> 1328.52$
oil filter gasket seeping --> 707.90$
Total --> labor -->3040.44
Parts 2103.33$
misc. & tax 700$
Total around 6000$...

Best thing may be replace the car
Wow that is a lot of money. Your dealer must love you long time.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cricbmw View Post
Here are the detailed quote:
oil leaks --> trans pan & sealing --> 1245.96$
suspension & shock absorbers,thrust rod bushing leaking -->722.16$
belt-alternator drive -replace -->494.57$
thermostat coolant replace -->524.39$
rediator replace --> 883.49$
engine oil pan sealing --> 1328.52$
oil filter gasket seeping --> 707.90$
Total --> labor -->3040.44
Parts 2103.33$
misc. & tax 700$
Total around 6000$...

Best thing may be replace the car
Naw. Right off the bat knock off 50% - DIY.

That quote's wildly out o'whack, a profit generator!!

Let's have a look....

Given the total for parts, that accounts for the first 7 items. We have a few questions....what parts exactly is that a proposal to replace?

$1245.96 for trans pan & gasket....shucks, son, an entire automatic transmission's about 2X that....now LOOK HERE....pan + oil filter + gasket totals: $288.17

Thrust rod bushing.....well, a cast Al arm with preinstalled bushing's about $110, front or rear...need detail here....

Engine belt - $33.99

Radiator - $312.54

Oil pan + gasket -- ~$600


You get the idea - you can chase down the rest.

Now check real parts prices as a DIY - mighty pleasing, eh....
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