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Old 11-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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Hey guys I have an E46 M3 and i'm having problems starting it. Think its the crank sensor because the battery has plenty of juice.

I'm new to the Baltimore MD area. Can someone reccomend a good BMW shop in the area?

Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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My personal experience. BMW dealerships from DC to Baltimore and everything in between (Im in Annapolis) are outright terrible. Find a good indy. Or learn to do it yourself.


If none of that is possible. Get the lube.


Lots. Of lube.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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Stay away from the stealerships!!!

Could be fuel pump or cam sensor, crank sensors do not fail that often.

Suggest you read the 2nd link below in my signature.

Also suggest you Google BMW repair for your area, you will find a number of shops and reviews. There is even a mobile guy in your area that have had some decent reviews.

Sarli Motorsports in Millersville, MD would be a suggestion.

At Speed Motorsports is also an option, but maybe not close enough to you?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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I got a guy that works on mine. Hes good and i def trust him. I will PM you info. He is right outside of Annapolis.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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Here is a post of shops from that region. I've only gone to The shop in NOva off of Rt. 1 near Crystal city called Alexadria Bavarian Service. The guy is good but charges the same labor as dealership


http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=487465
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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Hey guys I have an E46 M3 and i'm having problems starting it. Think its the crank sensor because the battery has plenty of juice.

I'm new to the Baltimore MD area. Can someone reccomend a good BMW shop in the area?

Thanks!
Hey man, I'm fairly new to this forum, but I was on vortex for quite awhile. I used a specialty shop in Severn called Induktion Motorsports. NOW, they are a VW\Audi\Porsche shop, BUT they do work on BMW's and pretty much every other Euro car. I had them do some work on my MK4 GTI VR6, and the nice thing is, they don't charge by the hour, but by the job. If you take them your car with the parts, they obviously only charge labor. That's what I did. They do some good work, I trust them. Planning on having them change out the bushings in the sub-frame and diff, and they quoted me $330.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #7
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@LM Racing welcome to the area, our BMW chapter uses several Indy shops in the area including one in your neighborhood. At Speed is in Hanover, MD there pretty good for the basics there's also Benchmark in Columbia and Behe in Beltsville which is the best Indy in the region. Just my two and a half cents worth...
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:55 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for your help. If it is the fuel pump do I have to use the BMW OEM? Or are there cheaper alternatives?
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