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Old 01-11-2011, 12:10 PM   #11
Cideways
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 28
My Ride: 2001 325i
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Originally Posted by vander View Post
Oh and you should really look into finding a good trustworthy mechanic as you will pay a fortune at the dealer
Just wanted to close out my issue in case it may help someone else in future. I took Vander's suggestion above and after searching my regional area (mid-Atlantic) in this forum I found recommendations for RRT racing. I dropped off the car on Sunday night, picked it up Monday at noon and it's running like new. Bad #2 coil (misfire on #2, changed coil to #1 position and misfire followed coil)

Local dealer: $5,200 (rebuild the motor, then offered me $1,000 for the car when I said I couldn't afford that).
Total final repair cost: under $250.
"Finding a good trustworthy mechanic": priceless!

Thanks RRT, Vander and others for your advice...
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