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Forum: NY / NJ / CT 08-21-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By gvg5004
What do you guys think about Shade Tree Garage in...

What do you guys think about Shade Tree Garage in Morristown? I've heard good things about them.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By gvg5004
thanks for the info - I appreciate it.

thanks for the info - I appreciate it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By gvg5004
I'm still at work so I haven't looked at the car...

I'm still at work so I haven't looked at the car myself yet. All I can go on is the error code of P0344. It's coming up as the camshaft position sensor.

I have a have commitment later today that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By gvg5004
OK - so it looks like you are leaning toward a...

OK - so it looks like you are leaning toward a bad sensor? It makes sense to rule that out first before I start messing around with the ignition.

good advice - thank you.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By gvg5004
Camshaft position sensor P0344

Hey All,

I was driving to work this morning and my SES light came on. I brought it to Autozone after work and the code that is coming up is P0344, the cam sensor condition.

The SES light only...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 08-21-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By gvg5004
Thanks for the +1 for MotorWorks West. I'd rather...

Thanks for the +1 for MotorWorks West. I'd rather pay a premium to have repairs done correctly the first time. Any other good ones in the area?
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 08-21-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By gvg5004
Thanks. Yes, will do. I'm hoping it is something...

Thanks. Yes, will do. I'm hoping it is something I can DIY. I live in New Jersey so we have mandatory attendants that fill our gas tanks - I've already double checked and its on there tight. :censor:...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 08-21-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By gvg5004
Indy Shop Recommendation: New Jersey

Hey All,

My SES light came on this morning. My 2002 330xi seems to be performing normally, however. Can anyone recommend a good indy shop in North New Jersey? I live in Parsippany (07054). I just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
bought a bottle of Makers 46 to sip on :thumbup:

bought a bottle of Makers 46 to sip on :thumbup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
Yes I am very pleased with the result. It wasted...

Yes I am very pleased with the result. It wasted a lot of my time but I mentally prepared and budgeted as if I had to spend $6000 myself. Now that I don't I sort of feel like I won a small lottery.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
All, The ordeal has finally concluded. I'm...

All,

The ordeal has finally concluded. I'm happy to say that Firestone paid 100% of the bill. They had a second claims adjuster come out and he verified that the damages occurred due to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
I'll let you guys know how it all ends.

I'll let you guys know how it all ends.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
Thanks for this - makes sense now. I did not look...

Thanks for this - makes sense now. I did not look at my speedometer when I put it in park so it may very well have read a value > zero. However, I don't think they could use this to win the argument...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
If my car was functioning normally, my...

If my car was functioning normally, my transmission would not be freewheeling / moving while my car is not in motion ( while pulled over).

My question is, with the CV axle being popped out, what...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
Brian, I think I owe you a beer... ...

Brian,

I think I owe you a beer...

That's going to be my rebuttal when/if Firestone denies my claim. That is the honest truth on what happened and they can't expect a normal driver to know how...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
I have no idea but I appreciate giving me ammo...

I have no idea but I appreciate giving me ammo for the argument. I never put my car in park while its in motion. If there is even a hint of an incline or decline when I park I always put it in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
conclusion: what caused the transmission to...

conclusion:

what caused the transmission to break is that the parking pawl broke and went into the transmission causing it to break. Looks like Firestone will deny my claim but I'm going to fight...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
Bernie, Thanks for the breakdown, I...

Bernie,

Thanks for the breakdown, I appreciate it. $150 an hour for Firestone labor sounds high though, time to start googling.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
Firestone hasn't sent out a claims agent yet to...

Firestone hasn't sent out a claims agent yet to inspect the vehicle. I sent the claim in at 9AM on 6/29 so talk about horrible service. Firestone finally called me this morning and they said they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
If I still had this option you bet I would. But...

If I still had this option you bet I would. But the truth is the transmission is already out of the vehicle. The tech is staying firm that the CV axle being broken was not the only reason the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
So I'm at the shop now. The tech showed me what...

So I'm at the shop now. The tech showed me what happened. The CV axle that Firestone replaced was installed incorrectly. Either there was damaging to the locking ring or they didn't bother to lock it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
Yes, the exact CV axle they said they replaced is...

Yes, the exact CV axle they said they replaced is now broken. The new shop is also saying that "perhaps" because of that there is now damage to the transfer case.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
Anyone have any experience taking a shop to small...

Anyone have any experience taking a shop to small claims court?


I have the bill from Firestone stating that they repaired the front right CV axle
Bill also includes a full inspection done by...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
I'm driving up tomorrow to the shop and telling...

I'm driving up tomorrow to the shop and telling them to halt work. I broke down 2.5 hours away from my temp living situation so I'm getting up at 5:30 AM and trying to get there at 8AM before they do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,063
Posted By gvg5004
So, no warning light came on when my transmission...

So, no warning light came on when my transmission failed. It looks like there is overwhelming evidence by the number of posts that say the original transmission was fine based on this fact. I...
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