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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 11-12-2015, 08:23 AM   #1
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:45 AM   #2
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They are only liable for it if:

> Your PPI agreement states so
> You want to go through legal action to establish that they did not perform the PPI to a reasonable standard

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Old 11-12-2015, 11:34 AM   #3
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That sucks. To be fair, shops unfamiliar with the subframe failure only check they mounts for cracks, not the entire RACP nor inside the trunk. You have to explicitly ask for that. Even if you bought one without subframe damage, since all models are > 10 years old you'd have to reinforce the subframe anyways, so don't sweat it, get reddish plates installed and inject the foam.

What are the codes? If they are vanos related that would explain the power loss, and should be easy to resolve with besian systems fixes for < $200.

Hopefully you got a deal as the leaks, shocks, and bearings are going to add up.

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Old 11-12-2015, 12:20 PM   #4
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I would go to the repair shop in person and state all of your finding and demand an explanation. Explain your unsatisfactory and make them aware of the issues they have now caused you. Ask them how they are willing to remediate this and why they did not do a thorough check.

Also, why did you not have your Friend at the dealer do the checks? It seems like you made a common mistake by being antsy and jumping on this deal rather than doing your homework.

A PPI is only a PPI if done by a qualified BMW technician at a reputable BMW dealership.

This guy took your 150$ and bought the shop lunch with it, he probably drove your car to pick it up.
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:30 PM   #5
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What shop did you bring this to. Was it just some general repair shop or one that actually knows something about M-cars. You and your friend found that after only 30 seconds because you knew EXACTLY what you were looking for.
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