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#1 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 01:46 PM
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Can anyone if me some advise, i just bought my pre-owed E39 march 19th of this year,
yesterday, driving down a major highway my battery light comes on, the car over heats, long story short my alternator belt jumped off, killed the water pump over heated so much it burned a small hole in the radiator, now the bmw company said it sounds like a 4 or 5 speed when it's started. Now, if the car is worhtless do i go though my insurance company since it's only 26 days old? or what? Please help
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What do mean insurance company?

What do you mean "it sounds like a 4 or 5 speed when its started?"

Did you get an extended warranty?

If so, they should take care of it if its covered by your contract.

If not, check with your dealer. Some give a standard 30-60-90 day warranty.

Was your car making noise during the trouble? Did you hear the belt come off?. Did the over heat light come on? Sounds like you should have pulled over a lot sooner than you did.

Sorry to hear about your problem.

Was the car previously maintained at the dealer? If you know where it was maintained, give them the VIN and they can look up previous maintenance done on it. If you don't knowl, you might call the dealers in your area and have them try the VIN anyway. Maybe this was a previous problem. Did you get a Carfax report? 26 days is a little short to have this much trouble.

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I went to the dealer today, they said I may have some engine damage
because It got very hot, they are looking into it.
it's under a 90 day warranty, what happen yesterday was the battery light came on, my steering wheel was hard to turn, then i saw smoke coming from my hood within 2mins this all happen. I did a carfax report no problems at all.
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With engine damage, this gets a little tricky. If they say there in no engine damage, what if a problem comes up later and its attributable to this problem? Will they fix it after the 90 days? Ask them that. Maybe you need a new engine. Don't let them give you any sh_t.

They need to make it right. Get their diagnosis and repairs in writing. Many lawsuit arise out just such problems.

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Try to find someone or friend know more about BMW, did you got this BMW from a BMW dealer? what is current mileage? Good luck!!

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I just got my car back today with a new engine, all is good now.
I guess BMW stands by it's word.
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I'm glad things went well for you.
Can you get a longer warranty for the car?
How many miles on it?

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0 miles on the engine and 100,000 or 5 fives yrs warranty which ever comes first.
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Can't get much better than that!

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