Its quite unfortunate as it was a fantastic resource. However the BMW TIS was what the dealership technicians used when servicing vehicles. It may be that they did not want the public to know how long certain repairs take. I dont work for BMW AG so I will probably never know why it was removed.
The check engine light came on while wife was driving home from beach. It is now in shop being check. They called and told me that it had oil leak from needing cam shaft gasket replaced, a sensor in fuel system looks as if it may need to be repaired at some point, and was having problem with clock. Any way, spending some $600.00 bucks to repair.
This is my third BMW, first was Z3, then 325 ci, and now X3. Never had any problems with first two. If this one starts to dollar me to death, it will be history. What do you think?
Do you mean the Valve Cover Gasket (VGC)? Their is no "camshaft gasket". How much oil is leaking?
The X3 and X line are more maintenance intentsive then BMW's vehicle line. It unfortunate, but it happens. Does the $600 include the gasket, labour and the sensor? Because if it does include labour for the sensor as well as the gasket that seems about right. Hard to say as ive never changed the VGC in an X model, only my E36, and that took me a little over an hour.
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