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  1. Broken parking brake? How to fix?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have a 2004 330i ZHP manual transmission. About 4-5 months ago, just after taking my car to the dealer for an oil change, my parking brake started acting up: about 1 in every 4 times I tried to put it on when parking, the little button you depress would stay in and when you pulled up...
  2. Oil consumption... should I be worried?

    General E46 Forum
    So about... a month or 1,000 miles ago on my E46 with 130,000 miles on it I had the oil pan and oil filter housing gasket replaced by the dealer since they were leaking. Since then I have burnt through about a quart of oil... I know that oil consumption is relative to how you drive the car and I...
  3. Buying from a dealer auction, a good idea?

    General E46 Forum
    I'm thinking of hiring a dealer/broker to find that perfect 2003-2005 E46 at wholesale price + commission. Has anyone ever gone this route before? Any experiences? One dealer told me all the good cars in that year range are being sold at retail on someone's lot, and all the rotten/problem ones...
  4. 2001 bmw 325i: WHAT TO LOOK FOR IS THIS A SMART BUY!

    General BMW E36 Forum
    I am looking to purchase my first BMW it has 130,679 miles on it, I talked to dealer down to 5000 even but after doing some research I found that these cars tend to have gasket cover valve, front control bars, and possible leaks or cracks in the expansion tank. The car is very very clean but I...
  5. Dealer Bullsh$^ ?? E90 front suspension

    E90, E91, E92 & E93 - General Forum
    Are front suspensions on E90's weak? 2011 328i with 17k miles. Recently noticed car wandering over wavy fwy pavement. Dealer checked suspension. Did alignment, but says camber on front left can not be moved into spec. Claims likely a bent component, or shock tower top damaged. Claims...
  6. new Key fob

    General E46 Forum
    Bought an 03 330xi with only 1 remote key. I want another key that will start the car. Do I have any options other than the dealer? Getting confused by some of the threads on this subject
  7. $1700 Trailing arm bushing and alignment...really?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone! Thanks for letting me join the forum! I ready your sticky on searching and I searched around here for information about the cost of this but I didn't find anything really. So the short story is that I have a 2001 330xi with 135k on it. I took it into the dealer to get it checked...
  8. Might be returning my car to the dealer because the previous owner was a dealer....

    General E46 Forum
    so I'm in the middle of changing out my LEDs in all the lights in the car, took the panel down with the sun roof switches in it, Undisclosed paraphernalia fell from the head liner. Now in a big dispute with the dealer, who might buy back the car or trade for a different one. I'm mad about the...
  9. Would you Still Own an E46 if you were Required to do all Maintenance at the Dealer?

    General E46 Forum
    I was thinking about this after I did my brakes. I just slapped on my new rotors/pads from Bimmerbrakes last week and was trying to figure up how much it would have cost if I went to the dealer to get this done. I'm guessing maybe $700+. Financially, this would have been a hard pill for me...
  10. **Subframe Fix, Dealer Thread**

    Hey guys i'm scared my subframe is gone *looks at sig* I thought it'd be useful to post up what dealers you've used to check your subframe & what mods you had on (if any) so people can figure out what dealers are more mod 'friendly' and what aren't. Car: Dealer: Mods: (if any) Comments: I...
  11. 325xi Alignment - Dealer or Independent Shop ok?

    General E46 Forum
    Alignment - Dealer or Independent Shop ok? Hi guys – I have an 03 325xi that has a serious pull to the right. After checking the tire the other day, its really shot. I am having new tires put on today and have an appointment for an alignment at the bmw dealer on the 10th, but I really don’t...
  12. BMW mechanics/dealers in Atlanta

    hi everyone i just got my 05 330ci (ZHP:craig:) today. i'm talking it down to georgia on sunday and am looking for a really good mechanic or dealership incase i need work done. i go to emory, so if anyone can help me with a local-ish suggestion, i'd really appreciate it. thanks!