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Last repairs for 325xi

I've had my 325xi since 2003. It's got 9 years on it, 120,000 miles and just found out it needs about $3000 worth of work. I took it in this morning for a recall on the taillights and they found much more. Now, granted, they inflate that stuff, but the items they rattled off are all items that are due for a car of this age:
  • Control arm bushings worn out
  • Left ball joint failing (not sure if inner or outer)
  • Inner and outer CV boots torn on left side
  • Oil housing is cracked causing oil leak

I've not had any major repairs in a long time, so it was due. On top of that, I was in the market for getting a new BMW 2013 X3. This is going to eat in to the resale value. Not happy. Not much I can do though. I've called my independent mechanic that I trust and will let them have a crack at it.

In the meantime I'm watching another heavy snow shower move through. Just on and off heavy snow showers today, but it's 35°F so nothing sticking. Pretty to look at though.

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barak
Mar. 14th, 2012 05:13 am (UTC)
I'd get second opinions!
dan4behr
Mar. 14th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
35f there, 85f here.


I'll take yours, thank you....
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