5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
I havent told everyone this story but to make a long story short, the guy who sold the car from me 'modified' the radiator so he wouldnt have to buy another one and it failed on me once while i was on a trip in NJ. I needed a new radiator ($500)
I just got the car back from the mechanic because of a hell of an oil leak. The oil pan gasket is leaking all over and the oil sensor was 'jimmy rigged.' The dude i baught this from decided to silicone the sensor instead of replacing the seal. I need a new gasket and sensor. $250 after labor.
He also said that he took a look at the transmission since i told him it takes about 5 seconds to kick in once i put it in reverse. He said that the fluid was a pure black color apposed to the reddish color it usually is. and he also said the filter needs replaced for sure. Before i baught this car the dealer said he would flush the tranny and change the filter before handing it over to me. He lied. $130 for the tranny to be flushed and refilled and the filter to be changed.
So this is $880 that I should have to spend because the dealer was a douchebag.
dubumb.... how many miles are on the car??? I hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you've got high miles on that car (90k+) and the trans fluid hasn't been changed... now that you have changed it, I would be VERY wary of the trans going out on you. It's something to consider because it is highly possible.. especially since you were already having issues with the delay into reverse. Not saying that it will happen but you should be prepared. I hate to hear that you had to deal with that douchebag.... that's the problem with any dealer these days.
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