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  1. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Just got an inspection on my 2015 328i GT with 66k miles. Are these typical repairs & costs? I was surprised to see $5k in repairs... Engine oil filter housing gasket leak $690 Motor mounts $939 Trans mount $524 Turbo coolant lines leak $1940 (requires removing turbo) Lower suspension control...
  2. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi all, I know this topic has been posted about quite often, but I’ve been sifting through for about 2 hours now and can’t see to find any relevant information for my case. I have a pre-LCI 2008 E90 BMW with the base stereo. So, my stereo (including bluetooth, aux, radio, but not door chimes)...
  3. General BMW Questions
    Hey everyone I am new to the forums. Please bare with me. I took in my N55 E90 335i M package (stock) to a local mom and pop shop and they read a P3106 code, oil pan gasket leak, front struts leak, and radiator issues. I got a quote from the shop that it'll total out to $4106.19 to replace the...
  4. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    Hi Guys, Been having few problems with my BMW 1 Series 116i (2007) where the warning light has been popping up and the car has been juddering. I took it to the mechanic to put it through diagnostics and these are the changes they said I needed to be done. Both rear ABS sensors + pick up rings...
  5. General BMW Questions
    Hello! I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for where I should take my car for maintenance/repair? I've had a lot of bad experiences with repairs on my BMW; and being new to this area I don't want to go to a place that may either overcharge or not even fix my car. Or would it be...
  6. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi Everyone, So I wanted to detail out first what the situation is so that I can get some tailored advice - if there is any about my situation. I recently purchased (last few weeks) a 2007 530i, I had it pre-checked by a local foreign car's specialist in South Dakota. They said that it needed...
  7. X3 G01 (2018 - current)
    Hi All I got my BMX x3 2018 2 weeks back and I am really enjoying it. Unfortunately when I was backing up, I touched the car behind. Nothing major happened as car was really slow.. 1-2 mph, but my real bumper got impression of the other car's license plate. Although its very minor and hardly...
  8. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey I'm a 17 year old that just got his 2006 BMW 325i and I ended up hitting a curb the 2nd week I had possession of the car. (Stupid I know) Anyway, I've taken up the monumental task of trying to fix it myself and was wondering if there was any help I can get on where to start. The visual...
  9. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi all, New to Bimmerfest and hoping to get some help. I have a transfer case issue on my 2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi @ 113,000 miles. Recently it's been making a whirling noise when accelerating and when I took it to my local shop they mentioned that it needs a new transfer case and quoted me...
  10. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Looking to buy used X5, thinking around 2007-2009 3.0si ~75,000 Miles. Assuming all inspections check out, I would like to do some initial maintenance and repairs to get off to a fresh start. I would like to do these repairs myself (have access to lift). Whats recommended and how much would...
  11. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    In earlier posts I had gotten hit . Got the hood to pop open and got pictures of the inside . I am hoping to fix this because a lot of people that seen it say its fixable but it will be costly . I understand that and I am willing to fix it, but every person that came to see it told me that its...
  12. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Just recently purchased 1996 BMW 328i sedan 175K Odemeter reads, Tail lights won't illuminate, interior dash lights won't turn on at night, so can't see speedometer, or gear changer in the dark, Also car was scanned for inspection both o2 sensors need replacing, very rough idling, then sometimes...
  13. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I'm looking for a trustful repair shop in the Bay Area that I could go to regularly. However I don't really know what to look for and how to know if they are trustful or not. Looking at Yelp reviews most repair shops have good reviews but then there are these few guys who explain (sometimes...
  14. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am new to german world of engineering. I recently just purchased an E90 06 325i. It has 66k miles on it. I took it to a mechanic to run a thorough inspection on it. They told me that I need the oil filter gasket replaced as well as valve cover gasket replaced. They saw a small leak or...
  15. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    About a year and a half ago, we bought a 2009 328i from a fellow teacher. It has been so much fun to own and drive, but today we encountered our first major issue. We noticed a very slight tapping when the car was first cranked--but no warning lights. After driving it for a few miles, an...
  16. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Sorry if the title is misleading.. Not getting a trade assist for a broken window. My question is the car I'm currently driving is eventually going back to BMW once my new car arrives because it had a faulty transmission (which has since been replaced). Recently a rock hit my window on the...
  17. 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...
  18. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    So I replaced the starter motor in my 2000 323Ci and after reassembling the intake manifold and related tubing, the car starts but the engine bogs and struggles to stay running. I took apart the intake and found that there was an excessive amount of oil in the throttle body. This due to me...
  19. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I have just bought this 2005 X3 for a good price. It is in great shape with the exception of the dent in the rear gate. I love working inside cars, but have exactly zero experience with body work. Any thoughts and advice would be welcome. For instance, how do I select a good body shop vs...
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