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#1 (permalink) Old 01-15-2006, 06:42 PM
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i'm seriously thinking about selling my bimmer cus of how much f*cking maitenance costs on this sh*t. why the hell do mechanics think they can f*cking charge twice as much just cus of the three letters B M and W!!!!!!


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I'm sorry to learn that you are upset. What are you needing to fix?

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tell me about it. i just bought my first bmw and already have a couple repairs needed in the next few months. see my other thread.
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i'm seriously thinking about selling my bimmer cus of how much f*cking maitenance costs on this sh*t. why the hell do mechanics think they can f*cking charge twice as much just cus of the three letters B M and W!!!!!!

Welcome to the wonderful world of BMW. If you are not mechanically inclined, or don't care to wrench, do some research. Call different dealers, check with independent BMW mechanics for cheaper prices. Lower prices are out there, but they will never be really inexpensive, nature of the beast. Exactly what is wrong? maybe we can talk you through it.

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IMO.. the only think u should bring your car in for.. is... internal componets.. body work... and suspension.. and even that u can do it yourself...

thats why there are forums... to help each other... i garentee, some 1 else has had the same problem(s) as u...

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Why are you going to the dealer? I have a great mechanic who works on both mine and does a great job! It's an e36...Most of you mechanics who have been in business for awhile have worked on them by now for gods sake. It's not like you have a brand new model that they would never have seen. My first inspection on my e30 need 2 new tires,new front rotors, Brakes the whole way around, and thier was something wrong in the front end (forget what it was) My bill was almost $900 bucks. The mechanic is right next to the restraunt where my wife works. so when he came over with the bill to drop it off it just so happened the head mechanic at bmw of york was sitting at the bar. He's a regular because it's right up the road from the dealer. He looked at her bill and said "damn..I guarantee your bill would have been over 2 grand if we did that work!" I will not goto the dealer unless I have no other choice! Thiers plenty of good mechanics in this town that can do the work.

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-brake pads ($139)
-fuel leak ($500) <- I've tried other mechanics but they couldn't even find the leak

and i'm a damn college student who's already in debt

what's a good place to find local mechanics? the yellow pages i guess?

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You said your a college student so I guess that means your not home. I guess I would start asking around.. find out who get their car worked on where. who been in business for a while and has always done good work. A fuel leak is definitly a touchy situation. Brakes are no biggie for any mechanic to do. Hell it's not that hard actually..I just work to much to deal with working on a car.

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dude ur in norcal, chek bimmerforums.com california section and ask guys from around ur area...

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Brakes pads can bought cheaper than that. It's not a big job putting them on. Do you not feel comfortable putting them on? As to the fuel leak, if other mechanics cannot find it, what did the BMW dealer do different to find? do you really have fuel leak? Can you smell fuel?

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Brakes pads can bought cheaper than that. It's not a big job putting them on. Do you not feel comfortable putting them on? As to the fuel leak, if other mechanics cannot find it, what did the BMW dealer do different to find? do you really have fuel leak? Can you smell fuel?
Ya I don't feel two comfortable. I swapped my brake pads with my dad once on my last car ('86 Saab 9000 Turbo) but I just didn't want to f*ck up on this car. Next time I'll give it a shot on my own.

As for the fuel leak I didn't go to the "stealership" cus they wanted to charge $120 just to examine it. I do have a fuel leak. When the car is on and not moving it drips gas, but this doesn't always happen. It stopped for a while so I didnt' bother but it did come back up again. And sometimes when I'm driving (at a slower speed) I can smell gas.

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Where is it dripping? Front? Back? Middle? Engine Bay?

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somewhere underneath the engine bay.

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Check your fuel filter, it's somewhere near there

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