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  1. #271
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    Yep, that seems pretty deep and involved. Beyond my comfort level, wouldn't know how to deal with the fuel rail.
    I will more than likely take it to a local shop and keep you posted on price for others to know in the future.
    Good luck with the repair and keep us posted.
    In terms of CCV replacement, I did it once myself with removing intake manifold (PITA) and once local bmw specialized shop did it. I believe I paid ~$350 for labor only.

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    So 9th year of ownership cost me ~$1000 (the magic number).

    That's in expension tank, power steering hoses, and new brakes all around (I was lazy and it was cold).

    Start 10 year of ownership HERE.


    Update on the knock sensor. Turns out when mice chew the harness that goes to the knock sensors, you have to pay $1000!

    They changed intake gasket, 2 knock sensors, the plug to them, the 2 pipes that carry coolant to the heater core, BMW coolant, lower intake boot, the bleeder valve and the expansion tank filler cap (why?), cleaned my ICV and put it all back together.

    All that at ~119K miles.

    So in terms of fees...
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    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
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  3. #273
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    Looks like I reached my allowable spending limit from the boss already and we are only in January.

    Hope she's strong this year!

    Remember, my son drives it and he doesn't drive much so maybe less likely to need anything.

    I noticed that the C pillar covering is dragging on the speaker grill back there. Starting to look ghetto.
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

  4. #274
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    Thanks for documenting for us to follow along. Great looking car!

    ~$1000 / yr is not bad, in my opinion, but it can be a tough pill to swallow at one time. Glad you got it sorted.

    It's hard to find a comparable car for $80-90 / month payment.

  5. #275
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    You are welcome!

    And i agree with you, thus far the price to maintain has not been enormous. Parts for my son's infinity were more expensive than for the bimmer.

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    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

  6. #276
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    is a pest control contract now in the 2020 budget? I bet mice may love that new wiring better than that stale 15+ year old stuff

    My car is in winter storage for that very reason (except luckily they chewed my Ford Edge)! And guess who has a pest control contract.....
    - Pete


  7. #277
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    Ha, didn't know you could get a pest control contract on your car!

    No, my son is going to spray some pepermint oil around the engine. It will smell good to him and apparently will tell the mice to go down the road to the next restaurant!

    Can't help but think that because he drives the car so little, this is why those vermines went in there for dinner!
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    Had not heard of that, interesting.

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