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Old 02-24-2010, 01:58 PM   #16
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I suggest you find a good local independent BMW mechanic and have him / her inspect the car. We can tell you all the things that often go wrong, but it's hard to inspect a car over the internet. For all we know, some of the items that we're suggesting might have already been replaced, and a good technician MIGHT be able to identify those. Or something that "never" fails may need replacement on your car.

One suggestion for mechanics: www.bimrs.org
And join BMW_CCA and ask local (to you) members who they recommend for service.

Since you don't have maintenance records, I'd suggest starting with the Inspection II service, since that's the most intensive service. You may be able to do most of the items yourself.

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Well i learned why there is no information in Carfax, the NY dealer told me that NJ does not report to Carfax. I googled that and have found nothing pertaining to this. Also sent Carfax an email asking if this is correct.
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I suggest you find a good local independent BMW mechanic and have him / her inspect the car. We can tell you all the things that often go wrong, but it's hard to inspect a car over the internet. For all we know, some of the items that we're suggesting might have already been replaced, and a good technician MIGHT be able to identify those. Or something that "never" fails may need replacement on your car.

One suggestion for mechanics: www.bimrs.org
And join BMW_CCA and ask local (to you) members who they recommend for service.

Since you don't have maintenance records, I'd suggest starting with the Inspection II service, since that's the most intensive service. You may be able to do most of the items yourself.

Welcome aboard.

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Thanks Vic. I'm looking into my BMWCCA local chapter right now.
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I suggest you find a good local independent BMW mechanic and have him / her inspect the car. We can tell you all the things that often go wrong, but it's hard to inspect a car over the internet. For all we know, some of the items that we're suggesting might have already been replaced, and a good technician MIGHT be able to identify those. Or something that "never" fails may need replacement on your car.
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Thanks again Vic. I found a local shop who is certified BMW Master Mechanics. As mush as i would like to do it all myself, i'd better have the professionals do it. I did check out the resources on www.bimrs.org but the shops were kind of out of the way for me.

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