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Old 07-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #1601
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You could probably repair all of those your self for under $200 with parts.
No kidding! Lets see...

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- Window regulator: $577.48 (I knew about this, can be fixed with zip tie for free) Part cost: $116 for OEM.
- Valve cover gasket: $471.70 (lulz) Part cost: $37
- Front CV Boot: $1124.99 (boot is fine, needs to be repacked and tightened up) Part cost: $53 for new boots.
- Front sway bar endlink: $166.44 (also know about this, just needs the nut tightened) Part cost: $26
- Recharge AC: $259.75 (seriously?) Part cost: $25
Total: $257 plus a weekend of my time.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:38 AM   #1602
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Car is in at BMW of Minnetonka for estimate for some insurance related stuff so I asked them to do a quick once over on anything it needs. They quoted the following and the prices:

- Window regulator: $577.48 (I knew about this, can be fixed with zip tie for free)
- Valve cover gasket: $471.70 (lulz)
- Front CV Boot: $1124.99 (boot is fine, needs to be repacked and tightened up)
- Front sway bar endlink: $166.44 (also know about this, just needs the nut tightened)
- Recharge AC: $259.75 (seriously?)

They really are crooks...
Endlinks never "just need to be tightened", and it's kinda ambitious to think that the CV axle just needs to be repacked.

But yeah, those prices are WILD
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:10 PM   #1603
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Endlinks never "just need to be tightened", and it's kinda ambitious to think that the CV axle just needs to be repacked.

But yeah, those prices are WILD
Endlink is new as of 2 months ago, I know it's a loose nut because I did it myself. You can also feel that the ball joint is tight but the bolt portion is moving in the strut mount hole.

CV axle needs to be repacked because I lowered the car and therefore loosened the boot. I have inspected the boots completely and have found no holes, rips, tears, cracking, or any other damage. The grease is only leaking out the ends. Also, no clicking, vibrations, or any other funny noises.

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:51 AM   #1604
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Please tell me you didn't buy the R134A with the sealant in the can???? We just had to spend 1000 rep[airing our AC machine because of that crap. Now I am buying another 300 tool to check all the Ac systems for this junk......
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:59 AM   #1605
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Please tell me you didn't buy the R134A with the sealant in the can???? We just had to spend 1000 rep[airing our AC machine because of that crap. Now I am buying another 300 tool to check all the Ac systems for this junk......
Bought the can. No sealant, just R134A and oil. Sealant is a joke anyway.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:39 PM   #1606
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Bought the can. No sealant, just R134A and oil. Sealant is a joke anyway.
Good you are my new best friend LOL!!!! That sealant stuff does nothing but cause me issues. 90% of the store sold R134 has it.....
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #1607
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Good you are my new best friend LOL!!!! That sealant stuff does nothing but cause me issues. 90% of the store sold R134 has it.....
Gotta love marketing! Many times, I will specifically look for the products with the least marketing on them haha.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #1608
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You folks should come to the weekly MNBMW meets. I know there is a ton of members/enthusiasts in Minnesota, hope to actually meet you guys.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:15 AM   #1609
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:47 PM   #1610
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Thursday...Every Thursday. Its posted on MNBMW...
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:07 AM   #1611
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #1612
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:16 AM   #1613
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:00 PM   #1614
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If anyone in the area is looking for a set of VMR 710's, an acquaintance of mine has some for sale. They've recently been refinished and repainted hyper silver, but a couple of them need to be straightened. The refinishing is good, but not quite perfect, as there are a few small runs and a couple spots where you can see that they were previously scratched. They are 19x8.5 ET 35 and 19x9.5 ET 33. He's looking for around $450. Please do not contact me directly, as he is only an acquaintance. (I'd contacted him about the wheels but they're not exactly what I'm looking for.) Here's his contact info:

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:59 PM   #1615
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:03 AM   #1616
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** FS Winter Wheel Tire Package - GREAT PRICE!! **

Check out my winter wheel tire package posted in the wheel/tire classifieds and the great lakes region forum too..

Dunlop Winter Sport 3D's mounted on nice looking MSW wheels. No cheap steely wheels!

205/55R16's - From our 04 325xi.

Lots of tread left (8/32 - 9/32 tread remaining all around) is what the Firestone tech measured today!!

Minnesota location - local pick-up preferred (but will consider ship)

Asking only $400 (excludes shipping)

This is an AWESOME winter tire/wheel package..Winter's not that far away so don't wait till the last minute!

PM me for details. More pix also posted in the classifieds or I can email you some too.

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