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Old 02-01-2013, 01:01 AM   #15541
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Yeah mine chipped because I stepped on it or something. Still works 100% though so it's no biggie. I'm surprised (not really) that you're replacing yours with no signs of failure.
They won't cause much of an issue if they fail and they normally have a soft failure by creating noise beforehand.
Technically you could drive without one and be ok. Maybe not in la traffic.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:07 AM   #15542
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Yeah mine chipped because I stepped on it or something. Still works 100% though so it's no biggie. I'm surprised (not really) that you're replacing yours with no signs of failure.
They won't cause much of an issue if they fail and they normally have a soft failure by creating noise beforehand.
Technically you could drive without one and be ok. Maybe not in la traffic.
I'm in bumper to bumper traffic on a daily basis here in Los Angeles. Also I do a lot of canyon driving and the car gets so hot so fast, the fan is running at high speed when i reach the top of the mountain
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:11 AM   #15543
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I'm in bumper to bumper traffic on a daily basis here in Los Angeles. Also I do a lot of canyon driving and the car gets so hot so fast, the fan is running at high speed when i reach the top of the mountain
Ah. Mine hardly ever turns on.
My only point of reference was when my e30 fan went, I was still able to drive it fine and monitor the temp because the gauge is a real temp gauge. Not a switch like the e46.
Good luck getting your replacement. BMA are good guys as you know so I'm sure it will be worked out promptly
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:32 AM   #15544
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Doing the cooling system tomorrow, along with ofhg (leaking). Also replacing valve cover gasket, fuel filter, cleaning icv and throttle body. Fcabs if there's time.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:36 AM   #15545
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Whats with this oil? I saw some guy buying from BMA when I was there.

As for me:

Much better quality than "BMW" oil.

You do know the history, right?

Castrol bought the rights to have their oil used in BMW's. It used to say Shell back in the day.

edit: * WAAAYYY back in the day
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:19 AM   #15546
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:30 AM   #15547
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:29 AM   #15548
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Much better quality than "BMW" oil.

You do know the history, right?

Castrol bought the rights to have their oil used in BMW's. It used to say Shell back in the day.

edit: * WAAAYYY back in the day
I don't care what it's called. I call it BMW because that's the official name. Of course I know it's manufactured by Castrol.

If it's solely recommended for use in the F01 B7 and F10 M5 (As opposed to other BMW cars where it's one of MANY approved/recommended), then it's superb in my book. It's also the most affordable of all approved and recommended oils.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:39 AM   #15549
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:17 PM   #15550
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Replaced the damn oil cap. Cracked when I removed it to replace the o ring...
Your Oil Cap was telling you something.

I will replace those as PM, thanks for the reminder.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:20 PM   #15551
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I will replace those as PM, thanks for the reminder.
This is my second OEM one... :/
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #15553
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:55 PM   #15554
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500$ for 100k mile tune up from a bmw mechanic, it's a hookup, u guys thinks its reasonable? One small problem though, 1hr drive to get to him...worth it???
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500$ for 100k mile tune up from a bmw mechanic, it's a hookup, u guys thinks its reasonable? One small problem though, 1hr drive to get to him...worth it???
What does that $500 inlcude?
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #15557
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500$ for 100k mile tune up from a bmw mechanic, it's a hookup, u guys thinks its reasonable? One small problem though, 1hr drive to get to him...worth it???
Which inspection did he perform?
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He will be doing, spark plugs,oil,trani fluid, not sure what else but everything that should be done at 100k
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He will be doing, spark plugs,oil,trani fluid, not sure what else but everything that should be done at 100k
I think if you do it yourself it'll be cheaper than 500$ + 2hr drive(gas)

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #15560
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I think if you do it yourself it'll be cheaper than 500$ + 2hr drive(gas)

Just my $0.02
Cheaper maybe obvious cuz I'm not paying myself labor, the question was is it worth it, cuz I know he is the expert and I'm not plus all parts will be oe, basically I'm taking my car to the bmw dealer but he is gona do it of record

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