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  1. 14 Jan 2019 at 9:55 PM #1
    Gecca

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    Hey guys, so after 6 years of ownership to my E36 M3, I sold it back to its previous owner and bought myself an E92 M3.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/J5KGiH2KHTxuJUp87

    Of course it had to be Dakar! My previous two m3s were also Dakar lol

    Have seen a few wee bargains on here, so will be around here longer now lol

    Can anyone point me in the direction of good warranty cover? I've read that AA is fantastic but would like other options
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  2. 15 Jan 2019 at 12:29 AM #2
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    Welcome. I too have a Dakar Edition car. It suits it so well,

    In my experience, the only warranty worth having is the BMW one.

    What specifically are you looking to "cover" with the warranty?
     
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  3. 15 Jan 2019 at 12:43 AM #3
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    Thanks philrob. I had looked into the BMW warranty and it was rather expensive, couple grand beause the car is so old.
    Would be looking for it to cover like engine and gearbox mostly, the major components I'd say

    Maybe I was looking in the wrong place?
     
  4. 15 Jan 2019 at 12:46 AM #4
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    If the car has fallen out of warranty and you're looking to put it back in, couple grand sounds about right.

    However, for that couple grand you can do the most common things E9x buyers do - Rod Bearing replacement and upgraded throttle actuators (the OEM ones WILL fail).

    In terms of the gearbox, the most common point is the mechatronic seal on the side of the box will allow fluid to weep past, but again, it's not a horrendously expensive fix but the gearbox does have to be dropped for access.
     
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    @philrob1 yes the car is 2009 lol well out of warranty.
    Yes I know about the rod bearings and throttle actuators etc

    Did I see that you acquired your car from NI? Maybe I thinking wrong person
     
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    Yes I picked mine up from Omagh
     
  7. 15 Jan 2019 at 12:58 AM #7
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    Aaaaa we jaunt down the road from me!
    Where did you pick your LCI lights up from or were they already on the car when you bought it?
     
  8. 15 Jan 2019 at 1:08 AM #8
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    Lovely part of the world. I enjoyed the drive back through NI to Belfast.

    They came on the car but they can be bought, with the adaptor leads required, from BMW for not a lot.
     
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  9. 15 Jan 2019 at 1:11 AM #9
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    I heard someone say over £600 for them from BMW?
    It's this whole coding in malarky. Everything needs coded FFS lol why can't it just be like my E39, needs something, wack it in haha
     
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    Nice car!
    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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  11. 15 Jan 2019 at 8:26 AM #11
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    Busted your cherry :muttley:
     
  13. 15 Jan 2019 at 12:12 PM #13
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    No need to go to BMW for them. Just buy them direct from the OEM from the likes of EuroCar Parts etc

    Coding can be done cheaply as well

    For an "out of warranty car" I'm very much of the opinion there is very little, if anything to go to BMW for in terms of servicing. Some parts have to be bought there, but often is the case the exact same items can be bought direct from the OEM for far less. Case in point I just refreshed all the front control arms on the M3. TRW items, which are the OEM, for a shade under £200 the lot.

    There are far better independents and individuals who will do a better job, and take more care, for considerably less money.
     
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    Welcome bosstin colour that is
     
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