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Cayne23 02-11-2013 11:10 AM

throttle valve actuator
Ok so i had the dealership read my codes for the eml light that has been coming on. My tps sensora r ok. Its my throttle.valve.actuator. Is that located on the intake manifold? How easy to fix? How much for the part? Thanks

Cayne23 02-12-2013 12:37 AM

Ok, plz can i get some input? The dealership, BMW of Towson, said they can replace my throttle valve actuator for $665. My indy shop, Autowerkes in Fallston, said they can do it for $800. Hmm.... Indy shop said $630 for the part. Said i could buy one off of ebay and replace myself. But then tells me he's not sure if the car would run. Being that the car is running w/o the adaptation being performed yet. But if so, then change myself and take it there and pay $95 for an hour of labor. Would be only about $70 bucks cheaper than the dealership. Oh yea, and the dealership offers a free BMW loaner car. So then im not paying to drive something like the p o s i'm driving now, cuz my ///m is in the body shop. Any input would be appreciated. Thanx i'm just sayin, lol

duramax 02-12-2013 12:14 PM

throttle valve
I would check the FS section and see if someone is parting out an M3 and do the work yourself.

Cayne23 02-12-2013 12:52 PM

Will my car run w/o the adaptation after i install the new actuator?? Until i get it to the shop

vonbimmer 02-16-2013 09:44 AM

Just wanted to chime in on this one. When I finally determined my actuator was the issue I ran into similar questions. I was worried about the adaption / calibration so I talked to my local dealer they can do the calibration after the install, but if the car doesn't run you'll have to tow it there. I ended up letting them so the work since they matched the GetBMWparts price. I was tempted to get a used part but if my actuator only made it 78k there's no telling how far a used one would make it.

Cayne23 02-17-2013 10:24 PM

Yeah i have a BMW of Towson dealership quote for 635 total. My indy shop wants 800 im gonna go to Towson. Also cuz i'll get a free loaner car

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