| Originally posted by Dirty_Tool@Mar 8 2005, 09:04 PM |
Probably a bad fan motor and/or final stage. The final stage rides "piggyback" on the fan motor and they are under the dash so the dash does have to be removed to replace. Prob around 1k to have the job done.
Thanks for the quick reply.
So probably not a task for the shade tree mechanic, eh? Is this something that a compentent local shop (they are our big BMW, Jag, Merc shop) could do or should I take it to an authorized BMW dealer/shop 70 miles away? I'm seeing "blower fan" for around $169 at places like bavauto but nothing on a "final stage". Is this aka "blower resistor" ($149) and/or "Auxiliary Fan Resistor" ($35)?
It's a 97 with 125,000 miles on it and completely loaded. Out side of some standard wear on the seats and armrests the car practicaly looks like new and runs and drives like it too. Sort of a violet color and my wife is seriously in love with it. They are asking US$9999 (was 10,999 last month) so I'm thinking $8000 might not be a bad settling price?
1992 325ic *sold*
1984 320 *sold*
1986 325 5sp sedan, 175,000 Great car!
1986 535 5sp sedan, 172,000 Awesome!
1978 530 AT sedan, 275,000 still runs and drives
1997 740il AT sedan, 125,000 Like a newly wed!