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Old 10-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #279261
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:40 PM   #279262
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Ugh, Applied Math midterm today :/ Do not want on a Monday
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #279263
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Where the hell did you take your car? I swear, Kalim leaves for one weekend and this is what you go and do?!?



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Old 10-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #279264
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Stevens Creek BMW. I've had problems with the car ever since I got it back. They didn't tighten my ET cap so it was spewing coolant, they didn't secure my under tray (3 of 10 screws were screwed in, 4 are missing), and now all this.
It's a longer drive, but you should take your car to Nick @ Fremont.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #279265
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And for the record I see no evidence of a leaking fan clutch or a leaking tstat which they wanted some ridiculous amount to replace.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #279266
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So I took it to SCBMW...mainly to get my coolant. They wanted to see it on the rack, so I obliged on the condition that I could either a) see everything while they were doing it, or b) see if before they dropped it from the rack. I got to stand there and watch as the tech went over the car. The tech is apparently one of their most experienced e46 guys. He initially denied everything, then 'remembered' to having left on vacation halfway though so he half-did everything up to get the car moving. Then when he came back, the part was waiting, so he threw it in and called it done. He bled my cooling system at my request and was apologetic. The tech and my SA said that the company that refurbished the wheels was responsible for torquing the wheels once they were done, and that "as a dealership, we take responsibility"

Tstat does have a tiny tiny tiny leak coming from the electrical connector, only visible from the bottom. Fan clutch does have a very small leak, visible from the front (side facing the radiator). The fan clutch must've just started leaking because there's hardly any gunk on it.

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #279267
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So I took it to SCBMW...mainly to get my coolant. They wanted to see it on the rack, so I obliged on the condition that I could either a) see everything while they were doing it, or b) see if before they dropped it from the rack. I got to stand there and watch as the tech went over the car. The tech is apparently one of their most experienced e46 guys. He initially denied everything, then 'remembered' to having left on vacation halfway though so he half-did everything up to get the car moving. Then when he came back, the part was waiting, so he threw it in and called it done. He bled my cooling system at my request and was apologetic. The tech and my SA said that the company that refurbished the wheels was responsible for torquing the wheels once they were done, and that "as a dealership, we take responsibility"

Tstat does have a tiny tiny tiny leak coming from the electrical connector, only visible from the bottom. Fan clutch does have a very small leak, visible from the front (side facing the radiator). I'm getting the tstat replaced under warranty through Bavarian Auto.

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:40 PM   #279268
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Wth

Toby, if you can find that fan clutch and give me a decent deal on it, I'd be more than willing to take it off your hands
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:41 PM   #279269
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Dude this is ridiculous. I would either be calling them of BMWNA about this and how you should be getting a lot more free service
I filed a report with BMWNA on Friday
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:45 PM   #279270
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Hey Brian, give me some info on the Sequoia. The family odyssey transmission is showing signs of ****ting itself again and they don't want to pay for another rebuilt on a van in meh shape with 180k miles. I suggested an accord 5 speed swap but they said no .

So, now they're considering an SUV, particularly the gl 350 because of the diesel torks and empeegees. Sadly those are few and far between on the used car market, coupled with being fairly expensive and lets face it, German cars are unreliable.

Would you recommend a Sequoia?
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #279271
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Hey Brian, give me some info on the Sequoia. The family odyssey transmission is showing signs of ****ting itself again and they don't want to pay for another rebuilt on a van in meh shape with 180k miles. I suggested an accord 5 speed swap but they said no .

So, now they're considering an SUV, particularly the gl 350 because of the diesel torks and empeegees. Sadly those are few and far between on the used car market, coupled with being fairly expensive and lets face it, German cars are unreliable.

Would you recommend a Sequoia?
I would recommend the Sequoia...only problem is it's a heavy drinker. We average 15 mpg driving Hwy 17. As far as reliability, it's never broken down. We've had it since new and it now has 120k-ish miles on it. It's a 2001. The only real issues we've had have been cosmetic. The paint oxidized on it in 2009, roof rack recently had it's paint flake off, etc. It's been through about 4 accidents, and it's built like a tank

Stuff we've done:
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:07 PM   #279272
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Damn, that's pretty bad mileage

Oh well comes with the territory. What's the space like on the inside? Specifically 3rd row
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:17 PM   #279273
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so what's the deal with the rotors? did they actually warp, or was it just a note to make the diary entry more exciting.
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just saw a news story where the reporter did the numbers on car vs. air travel from SF to LA (using a "mid size sedan" as the car). It came out to only $20 more to fly.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:44 PM   #279277
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that they do...missin the mileage the derbo civic used to get?
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so what's the deal with the rotors? did they actually warp, or was it just a note to make the diary entry more exciting.
It's either a warped rotor or bad balancing. I'm going to hope for the latter. I'll see about having it rebalanced this weekend.
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