I'll do that. Thanks for the advice on the last issue, you were correct they did more than just replace the radiator, as well as the rest of the post.
I don't have a trusted BMW mechanic in town but I do have experience and rapport with a mechanic that works on Japanese and American cars, think he could at least diagnose the problem?
I have also ordered the manual, is this something that I could look at myself? My knowledge and comfort level workin on a bmw is basic but I'm looking to expand it. I've worked on American vehicles, some solo and tougher tasks with assistance, like a brake job, is this a reasonable starting point or would this be outside of a oil change skill level.