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Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by Mr.Micron, Oct 14, 2015.


  1. Madbrush

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    I did the same with my grandma and ended up with a bastard ford focus:eek::eek::eek:
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    If you gave her descent stuff you would have got a bmwlol
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    BMW ? I think the ford it a lot better car . You can not even get anyone to rebuild the engine on a BMW ....
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    Dont know what that attachment is Herb im just seeing a blank page, they dont need rebuilding., they never break down..... Touches wood.... In all the years ive owned them
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    I have the pthalo blue green shade here. I dont think it looks anything like what i would call paynes grey.
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    Well you are a lucky person then . I have a friend who has a blown head gasket on this and all the dealers here in the good old USA told him the same thing . He will have to buy a used engine to put in it . Being BWM does not make new ones to buy. He has been to about every overhaul shop a 6 state area and none of them said anything different then what the dealer did . This is the second time he has been told on a BWM that he would have to buy a used unit to replace the broken one. The first was a 3 series on a transmission issue and the last was a 5 series on the head gasket.
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    He must be unlucky to have 2 go wrong, it must be different over there as we have loads of places to get rebuilt engines or the parts to do it yourself from.

    Is it just a blown head gasket? If so I can see what I can do for him over here, would imagine there available here.
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    I agree on the looks of it not being close . The bottle I have that came from the rep does say paynes grey on it and I also have the Pthalo blue(green shade)
    this is what golden has as a description: Named after British painter William Payne (1760-1830), early formulas contained indigo, alizarin lake, and ivory black. Today more commonly a mixture of ultramarine blue and black, it is considered easier to control and less intense than black as a mixing color.
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    I thought it odd that no one here can rebuild a BMW engine with as many as we have just running around the small college town I live in looks like some one would have learned how to by now.
    I found the parts he needs but being I will not work on BWM he will have to find someone who know how. Really sad that the dealer told him that LOL
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    Maybe I should come over and set up a wee business rebuilding the engines.
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    You would make a mint in just this town a lone.
    He got a price on a used engine 5k with 107k miles on it. then the installation of it is another 2k so for a used engine installed with no warranty it is 7,000.00 dollars
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    Except you would pay a premium for parts. Beemer parts are ridiculous in the states. Dont even think about buying something for a mercedes.
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    :eek::eek::eek: that's just rediculous prices obviously they don't like working on bm
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    No they do not , Which in a way is kind of funny , I mean why have a dealership that sells BMW, Porsche, Mercedes and Lambo's if you are not going to actually be able to work on them ?
    Now the Porsche and Lambo's I will work on mainly because I have in the past and have all the specialty tools they require to do some of the jobs.
    But I never had a need to work on a BMW or Mercedes except brakes and alignment related things .
    My old department head who just retired has a M4 with 200k on it and other then regular services being done on it he has not had a bit of trouble.
    But he bought it new from the dealer. The trouble here is you can buy BMW's for 2k but they were hand me down cars to the college kids which just drove them to death . http://bloomington.craigslist.org/cto/5235607168.html
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    Fantastic idea !!!
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    I think that gets mixed with trans black... that's what I did on the dolphin and it worked well...
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    BMW in NZ - twice the price and 1/2 the reliability of a Japanese car!
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek: Which ones have you touched !!!!!!!
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    3 class BMWs and C class Mercs are as common as the air we breath. Not that they are cheap, it's just that as soon as someone starts earning some sort of decent salary, they upgrade their cars. Here they come with a standard with a 5 year service plan included in the price. And as soon as the service plan is over, they get traded in because nobody can afford it out of their own pockets.
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    Oh my..lol
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