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The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 01-24-2005, 04:21 PM
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Warranty about to run out

Hi Folks,

My MY2002 E46 is about to run out of warranty... is there any checks I could do myself, or get the dealer to do/change before I have to start forking over some dough?

This has been a fantastic forum, it's saved me no end of time/effort, and even saved me $$$... I learned from you guys to change a aircon resistor or something, something I would never think to do !!!!

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you can get the dealer to do an inspection of your car. i got mine done for $50CAD for 1/2hr tech time. they should also give you a checklist. they found a poorly and irrepairably reinstalled engine fan that would have cost me $1K in parts. there was something else as well but don't remember. it was well worth it though.
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Thanks for your advice HW!! I will do that soon.

To be exact, warranty runs out in MAY, is it too early to do this kind of check in FEB??

Maybe I should do this kind of check when I change my oil?

Also, isn't it a conflict of interest in BMW dealer to "check warranty" on stuff that they would change FOC now, but they could earn money if they were dishonest and told you at a later stage ??? (it's a serious question)
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Thanks for your advice HW!! I will do that soon.

To be exact, warranty runs out in MAY, is it too early to do this kind of check in FEB??

Maybe I should do this kind of check when I change my oil?

Also, isn't it a conflict of interest in BMW dealer to "check warranty" on stuff that they would change FOC now, but they could earn money if they were dishonest and told you at a later stage ??? (it's a serious question)
i think with the warranty stuff, they will only check it if you have a complaint about a specific item. they will not do a complete/checklist inspection for w/o a suspicion of warranty issue. if they do find something then i'd assume that they it would be up to them to prove to bmw that it needs replacement.
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