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      11-20-2017, 01:42 AM   #23
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The best action before your warranty expires is to sell the car.
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      11-20-2017, 10:39 AM   #24
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Paid $3135 for the Platinum Warranty (100K/72 mths). Have had the following failures occur:

51,840: Left front tie rod assembly replaced

59,861: Oil filter housing gasket leak.
Leak from upper vent line hose from radiator reservoir.

66,290: engine oil pan leak

Have come pretty close to recouping the premium cost with 68,000 miles on the vehicle. Water pumps are known to fail around 80K. You can do the math.

I'm supremely careful with my vehicle and a fanatic about regular/timely maintenance.

As they say......your mileage may vary (pun intended).
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      11-20-2017, 12:52 PM   #25
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There is usually someone leaving a casino with more money than they came with. However, the odds are always with the house. It's the same with a warranty; someone is going to come out ahead, but most people won't.
Of course, but with insurance we are sharing the risk, even with the insurance company making a profit.

I insure my home against risk of damage, fire, etc., I don't ever want to claim, but if the worst happens...

We can of course 'self insure', take all the risk and/or all the profit.
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      11-20-2017, 02:16 PM   #26
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Of course, but with insurance we are sharing the risk, even with the insurance company making a profit.

I insure my home against risk of damage, fire, etc., I don't ever want to claim, but if the worst happens...

We can of course 'self insure', take all the risk and/or all the profit.
Yes, a warranty is like mechanical insurance where the risk is shared. And of course, the warranty company makes a profit; meaning that most people will on average pay more for the policy than the mechanical work they receive. I couldn't afford to rebuild my house if it burned down, so I insure it. I can afford BMW repairs, so I think I pass on the warranty.
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      11-20-2017, 05:48 PM   #27
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The warranty on my 335i expires in March next year and I've been thinking about an extended warranty but from what I've read it's quite a lot of money per year.
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      11-20-2017, 09:48 PM   #28
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I have three weeks left on my new car warranty but don't have any apparent mechanical problems. 41K miles on the clock. Computer indicates 8K miles before the next service. Based upon your personal experiences, is there anything I should do before my warranty expires?
go for a PPI at a reputable recommended indy shop, preferably with BMW expertise, have them right up a list or not if they find nothing..

is your car SULEV? you may already have factory extended warranty on many items due to SULEV/respective state
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      11-20-2017, 11:38 PM   #29
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I took mine in rite before the warranty went out and told them i felt a shimmy in the wheels so they replaced all rotors and pads and i got one last oil change which saves alot
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      11-24-2017, 04:36 PM   #30
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I'm glad that I inspected under the car today before my warranty ran out at the end of the month. The water feed line running from the water pump to the block was weeping, indicating the o-ring is failing. There wasn't even a drip, but white corrosion and green residue was found around the connection and on the under pan.
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      11-27-2017, 07:04 PM   #31
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so is it safe to say don't even bother with any type of performance mods or coding if you intend to use the warranty?

I just bought a 335i with 30k miles and 10 months left on warranty. I would like to do some light mods but probably want to take advantage of any warranty perks first. The dealer I bought from (not bmw dealer) told me to go to bmw dealer just before warranty expires and have them go through the car.
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      11-27-2017, 07:09 PM   #32
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Same boat as you. Bought with 29k

Got 36k now and if nothing happens, plan to tell dealer same thing as you at 50k

Just not sure how dependable this is and whether or not the dealer will actually try to find any potential issues or just pretend they did...
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      12-28-2017, 08:25 AM   #33
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My cars going in in January for a complete checkup. Discovered that my brother inlaw has a friend in the know who will take the car and give it a check over. To date the only issues have been the front door actuators not always opening the doors, doors making a squeaking noise and cabin rattles and squeaks. Not really noticed anything else to date.
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