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  1. BMW CCA LA Chapter Forum
    Hi All - Dealer found I have an "Oil Filter Gasket" leak and a "Valve Cover Gasket" leak on my 2012 X5. They want $2061.33 to repair (!!!) That seems high. Anyone know of a reputable NON-dealer shop in the Laguna Nigel-Irvine areas who could fix this for less? I have 61K miles and was told this...
  2. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello. Please can you help me? I want to change interior in BMW E91 left hand drive. I can buy new interior, but from right hand drive version. Will it fit? Or there are different mounts or something. Thank you for your help.
  3. 3 Series & 4 Series
    I have a 2013 335i MSport with 75K miles, owned for 1 year never had any issues until I was driving late last night on an empty road, pushed the gas to 90mph, received the "Drivetrain malfunction" and the car (engine) started shaking. I was still far from home so I had to drive carefully for...
  4. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Can I start a manual transmission 2013 328i with a DME kit pulled from an automatic transmission car? I got the kit from an automatic car but the car still won’t start I was wondering if there could be a different problem. If not do you know where I could order a manual kit? Thank you :)
  5. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi, I am having trouble finding any guidance on replacing the front door outer handle bowden cable on the F36 gran coupe 2015. I haven't found anything on youtube or on any forums as of yet. When I opened up the trim and the vapor barrier this weekend, the space is way too tight to work in...
  6. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Ive got a 2015 435i. I had the oil replaced on the 26th of August and saw a leak in the first week of September. On the 10th I got it diagnosed and the headgasket and seals need to be replaced. The system now says oil level is at minimum and the drive to the shop is 22 kms. Should I drive it...
  7. X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
    So i am considering on buying a 2014/2015 X1 xDive 28i and most of the models in my price range have between 80-110k miles on them. I was hoping a few people on here may have some experience with putting 170k + on them and what I should expect in terms of repair costs. Coming from a mazda i am...
  8. Mobile Electronics and Lighting
    My left rear brake light stop working. I went to a repair shop and they told me it was a short circuit fuse . They were trying to charge me 500$ to fix . I was able to find all the parts online, now I am only having trouble installing the parts. The procedure requires me to cut wires in the...
  9. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello BMW Fam, I am working on my 550i and doing a total upgrade of almost everything I can into this vehicle. I already put a lot of money into it, and back in February (in Michigan) I had found myself sliding and going into a guardrail. Instead of totaling it, or spending a quoted $6k in...
  10. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi I have a BMW E46 2005 The air conditioner in my car was not very cold in the summer The mechanic said there was a problem with the heater valve And when he bypass the heater valve completely The problem was solved and the air conditioner cooled Now I don't want to buy a new heater valve and...
  11. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hey all, So I was changing my cabin air filter and found what looks like some sort of destroyed filter or grill. Not sure exactly where it came from, but it fell out with the filter once I took it out. The filter was fine with no damage, so not really sure where all the stuff came from. Not...
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I recently received the sad news that my fuels lines have rotted through at a couple of spots. I was told that we would need to order the parts from Germany and they're expensive. Combined with the labor, I'm looking at a $2,000+ repair, effectively totaling the best car I've ever owned. I'm...
  13. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    I read somewhere that the Z4 family is noteworthy for it's quality and low repair record. This, of course, does not reflect the issue of the top motor. I wonder what everyone thinks about this. I have a 2.5 in Florida and a 3.0 in Maine. Both have been well maintained and have required only...
  14. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hello, good people at F3X forum. I damaged my front bumper and now it looks like this :cry: Looking at parts, I realize that the damaged part is the item "21" of the above diagram, namely 51117315473. Question is, do you think buying this $35 part will be sufficient? Or will that...
  15. General BMW Questions
    Hello All, Please recommend a good shop in Niagara Falls, NY that can change breaks and make other repairs. Personal reviews and experience are highly appreciated. Thanks a lot!
  16. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    My 1992 525i recently has been overheating. As i was getting close to home, temperature gauge was going up. As i reached my spot, the gauge was in the red and a very small amount of smoke (steam?) was coming from under the hood. I opened the hood, nothing jumped out immediately. Coolant was...
  17. Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV
    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...
  18. General BMW Questions
    I have a 1998 BMW 528i e39. It has about 140,000 miles on it. I’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 weekend...
  19. Great Plains & Rocky Mountains Regions
    Could anyone replace the timing chain guides as well as the other necessary parts required. I live the highlands ranch area and I was quoted by one shop for $6,100, and after reading on here that price is outrageous, especially because the car isn't even worth that much and it seems like it...
  20. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Looking at a 2002 325xi later today the guy is saying it recently got a new cooling system 4 months ago then the front main trans seal blew. Ive been looking around on google to see how much a front main trans seal is to replace but can't find anything on it. Started to call some shops and got a...
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