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Old 02-14-2013, 10:47pm   #1
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Left work at 7, drove about 3 miles down the interstate, and the warning came on the the car was over heating. It basically shut down, no acceleration, won't hold speed. I dove off to the feeder, and it took an hour and a half to drive it back to work to pick up the work F150. Getting it towed to BMW tomorrow, at least it is CPO.

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D'ja ever find a latch?
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:53pm   #3
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D'ja ever find a latch?
Negative. Been checking ebay regularly.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:56pm   #4
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Negative. Been checking ebay regularly.
Bummer..Nothing around here either.. There's not many totaled BMW's, that are that new, I guess.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:58pm   #5
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check your rod bearings.
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check your rod bearings.
ouch!
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D'ja ever find a latch?
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I'd ask the dealer to warranty that latch for you. All they can say is no. Offer the service writer a bottle of his favorite libation if he initially tells you no, if he will make it happen for you.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:45am   #8
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As much as I love to drive BMW's-I'd never own one. Car problems suck.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:48am   #9
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Did you flash it back to stock before you dropped it off?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:03am   #10
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Is it one of those models with the PWM variable speed electric water pumps?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:15am   #11
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I'd ask the dealer to warranty that latch for you. All they can say is no. Offer the service writer a bottle of his favorite libation if he initially tells you no, if he will make it happen for you.
Already working on that.
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Yeah, it is a plug in chip, already pulled it and reconnected the factory stuff. BMW Roadside will be here within an hour they claim.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:22am   #12
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Our dealer keeps spare engines on the shelf for us.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:39am   #13
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Left work at 7, drove about 3 miles down the interstate, and the warning came on the the car was over heating. It basically shut down, no acceleration, won't hold speed. I dove off to the feeder, and it took an hour and a half to drive it back to work to pick up the work F150. Getting it towed to BMW tomorrow, at least it is CPO.

So what you're saying is that the center console latch is a critical part of the engine cooling system.
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As much as I love to drive BMW's-I'd never own one. Car problems suck.
Have had 4...they're fine, as long as they're still under warranty. I'd never own one off warranty...puts the Corvette Tax to shame.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:10pm   #15
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The Fire Marshall makes us call him before we drive ours.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:17pm   #16
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They don't call them mofo's Bust My Wallet for nothin.'
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:18pm   #17
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Bummer..Nothing around here either.. There's not many totaled BMW's, that are that new, I guess.
Tough to total them if they're in the shop all the time silly!
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:20pm   #18
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CPO = Completely Phucked Over?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:32pm   #19
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Any idea what might be causing it?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:34pm   #20
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Any idea what might be causing it?
I am guessing thermostat, but who f'n knows. It did the same thing again today when I went out to drive it. Hooked it up to the OBD app I have, and it took about 5 minutes for the coolant to get to 250*.
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