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    Thanks Dazza - it was kind of you, and it will be useful to know your recommendations as I am sure there will be jobs outside my competence. I can recommend Slated Barn and Milestones this side of the harbour from previous experience - but I was misled by the independent advertising himself as a BMW Specialist, and displayed on this website.
    While my principal motivation for starting this thread was to enjoy a good whinge, I do hope my experience will help others, and I do hope I have managed to hit BMWUK and the dealer where it hurts - in their sales.- regards, DUN
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    Is the car sorted yet Dun?
     
     

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    [I WISH THIS SITE WOULD STOP CALLING ME A FAN!QUOTE=DUNBUYINGBMW;264282]Thanks Dazza - it was kind of you, and it will be useful to know your recommendations as I am sure there will be jobs outside my competence. I can recommend Slated Barn and Milestones this side of the harbour from previous experience - but I was misled by the independent advertising himself as a BMW Specialist, and displayed on this website.
    While my principal motivation for starting this thread was to enjoy a good whinge, I do hope my experience will help others, and I do hope I have managed to hit BMWUK and the dealer where it hurts - in their sales.- regards, DUN[I WISH THIS SITE WOULD STOP CALLING ME A FAN!!!]
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    It is still carrying the yellow engine management light but not within the trapezium.
    The diagnostics say it is not getting as much oxygen as it would like, but it is running OK and the mpg is acceptable, so I shall just have to live with it until something elseshows up. Thanks for asking.
    In a long career of motoring over several hundred thousand miles with many cars, I have never experienced aggravation of this magnitude. MY BIMMER HAS GIVEN ME MORE AGGRO THAN A DIESEL CITROEN AX regards DUN
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    noticed in this months total bmw etech are credited in a write up as e30 specialists
     
     

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    Thats extremely bad luck!

    Are you sure the garage actually changed the engine for another?

    Check engine number against the logbook.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardb View Post
    It’s an interesting thread for me to read and as usual with hindsight it is easy to be wise. But it does highlight AKAIC that whether you go to a dealer or an Indie if they can’t pull the codes and don’t know the BM’s, you’ve potentially got big problems.

    I doubt that the mechanic pulled any codes he just assumed he knew what the problem was and started to get deeper and deeper out of his depth. Not exactly fair on the OP and with a 5K bill I'd be really pissed too.

    Given the low mileage I'm also unsure how well whoever/dealership serviced/maintained/inspected the vehicle??? Might be worth finding another option?
    this is the key, the codes should have described what the problem was, not willy nilly change parts at a very high cost as see what happens!!!
     
     

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    have read this thread and get a feeling that 'DUNBUYINGBMW' is having a laugh. Something doesnt sit right.....
     
     

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    The engine was changed - in fact it is a DVLC requirement to register the changed number.
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    You are guessing wrong - my sense of humour may be warped, but it is not that weird.DUN
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