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  1. California
    New to owning a BMW, previously only leased them and had all service done at the dealer(s) - mostly oil changes and mfr. fixes. Now I have a 2013 BMW 740i which just hit 60K miles. It's definitely due for a oil change and I don't know what else. I called a couple of mechanics including...
  2. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I recently bought a 2014 BMW 328i that doesn't recognize its key anymore. I opted to buying a used set of ECU, immobilizer, and key that were pulled from the same car because the original immobilizer was presumably damaged, and so that I don't have to go through the hassle of programming a new...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 1998 BMW 528i e39. It has about 140,000 miles on it. I***8217;m not mechanically inclined, but I love this car very much and want to be sure that I take the proper steps to maintain it. Any advice or thoughts are appreciated! The car was running totally fun as recently as this past...
  4. Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT
    I'm looking for a good mechanic in the Tucson area. I have a 2008 535xi. I've been taking it to the dealer, but I'm not impressed with the actual work. The free water, Muzak and espresso is fine, but....
  5. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Gradually, my X3 became increasingly difficult to start until it failed to start altogether. An attempt at jumping the car by hooking cables directly up to the battery did not work. So I removed the battery and took it to an auto parts store, where a check determined the battery charge was...
  6. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi Guys! I have a 2010 328i Cp (outta warranty) and am looking for a good mechanic local to the Warner Robins / Macon, GA area. I'd appreciate any recommendations. Cheers!
  7. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hello, I've posted here before about my 92' 525i and now I can post with confidence and say I know what's wrong with my car. I personally replaced the thermostat, oil filter housing gasket, radiator, and the upper and lower radiator tubes. Now I have a blown head gasket. I found this out as I...
  8. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Looking for someone/shop that will install my catless downpipes for my 2011 335i within the Ventura Area/ Thousand Oaks/ Simi/ Oxnard/ etc. I don't have the time or lift to do this install many thanks guys...pay can be discussed after I find someone :O
  9. Great Lakes Region - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI
    New(ish) member looking for a solid indy mechanic to work on my SO's off-warranty E90 (2010 328x coupe) and my soon-to-be off-warranty E90 (2011 328 x sedan). Have heard (and seen) plenty about the dealers and prefer a strong, independent mechanic. I've spent some time on this and other forums...
  10. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    My service brakes light came on yesterday so I started looking for pads and sensor replacements today online. My X5 5.0i is an early build 6/2010 2011. Does anyone know if the front wear sensor happens to be different on the Oct 2010 build and later X5's? The reason I ask is because Tire Rack...
  11. California
    Any reco's for an East Bay mechanic for my E60. Coming to the end of my extended maintenance plan and looking for an alternative to the dealer. Short-term I need a new battery and dealer quote of $780 seems ridiculous but haven't found any other shop willing to do it. Thanks for the help.
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    True stories where your mechanic went above & beyond (or well below) all expectations So that others benefit, do you have a vignette of a true story, where a mechanic you had trusted turned out to be a crook, or a saint? I ask that this thread contain, over time, small true stories of...
  13. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hey guys, so this past summer I was psyched to buy my first ever BMW, I had promised myself since i was a little kid that the first car I bought on my own would be an e38. It's a 2000 740i & it had a ton of mods, including the dinan 3 system & a the M series kit. Fell in love instantly. The guy...
  14. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Greetings, I'm having some idle and loss of power issues I have been unable to diagnose and fix myself. I'm looking for a local mechanic, or auto savvy neighbor, who is looking to make some extra money by helping (and teaching) me to fix my 1991 325i. Any advise or suggestions are greatly...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello all, I own a 2002 BMW 325i and it is in need of some tune up. I need to find a mechanic near Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Currently I have an appointment with the dealer in Springfield but that is an hour away. Anyone know of a guy who does good work? Thanks! Michael
  16. E24 (1976 - 1989)
    I recently acquired a1982 633 CSi that is 95 percent original with 95K miles. The only major repair that I am aware of is a clutch cylinder replacement about 1K ago. I drove the car from So Cal to Nor Cal a few days ago and it seemed to run fine until the third fill up when it would not start...
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