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Old 08-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
We know BMW isn't letting cars sit in their service bays for 24 hours to dry...
The starter on my E36 M3 was replaced by the dealer under warranty before it came into my hands. When I replaced the clutch, and went to remove it, I found the starter secured with 1 bolt (instead of 2). It was 5" long, had a hex head (not torx), and was clearly the wrong bolt for the application. I had to pull the intake manifold to get it out. I've found more of their handywork in the car as well, and other cars i've worked on that have been to the dealer.

But I digress...what was that about BMW following the most prudent protocol again? They're the biggest hacks of them all!

Seriously though, you'll be fine. Just give it as long as possible to dry.

Last edited by fiveightandten; 08-30-2012 at 04:11 PM.
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