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      08-13-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Dropped at Dealer for Throttle Valve Actuator

Dropped her off this morning, was told this was covered under warranty (I have about 400 miles left). Thought it was amusing when the fleet drive manager was talking and commented on "hearing me coming" before I was there. As we were finishing up the loaner paperwork, the tech goes out and starts the car and the blips the throttle. I woman sitting a few desks down got startled and gasped out loud. I just smiled and said, "thats my baby." This was the first time that I actually got to be on the receiving end of the melodious tone of the AA catless X and the Meisterschaft. Tommy likey.
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Glad you got it fixed.
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      08-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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Well...I am ASSuming they will take care of it. Once warranty IS over, they will never see my car again.
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      08-13-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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They have to order the actuator, so rescheduled for thursday. It WILL be covered under warranty. Maybe I should push for a clutch, too...
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      08-13-2012, 01:27 PM   #5
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Wow, and I thought my ears were still ringing from an OEM exhaust mod (bypass method) that I did Friday. That's plenty loud for me, already got a few looks in my neighborhood. Not sure if they were good or bad.

Just ordered my parts for the same issue as you. $666.xx Hope that's not a sign of things to come

P.S. What State are you in btw?
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      08-13-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
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The M3 lives at the farm, so most of the time, its just horses, dogs and cats that hear the teuton terror. Im in SC, 30-40 mins outside of Chas.
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Tune is gone. Can't wait to get home and upload it. Car feels like a pig!!
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Tune is gone. Can't wait to get home and upload it. Car feels like a pig!!
Good to know there's another M3 in SC
I'm in Spartanburg.

Are you driving around in limp mode as well? The car is barely faster than a Kia minivan right now!
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they will never see my car again.
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I think mine just went in for the same reason....seems like the same symptoms and the tech who glanced at it said that's most likely it.

I have 73K miles on mine, thank goodness for extended warranty...I was wondering when I'd be using it lol

Enjoying the F30 328i Loaner with 300 miles that I got while my car is in the shop...not bad for a little 4 cylinder turbo motor.
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I'm in Spartanburg.

Are you driving around in limp mode as well? The car is barely faster than a Kia minivan right now!
No, they reset the code. Huhuhuhahahhuhuhh...you said LIMP MODE.
Tomorrow Im going to see what loaners are avail, though I didnt mind the 335d.
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Part came in and The Beast, as they lovingly dubbed her, is there getting her last warranty fix. Me, well I'm driving back home, getting my ass massaged and cooled in the 750 loaner!!!
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glad that you are getting fixed. I would look into an extended warranty.
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Got one til 100k, but not sure if the VT2 is going to play well with that...
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Heading back in the pimpmobile to pick her up. Got the call she is ready and washed (ugh forgot to ask that they not do that - bet my powerlock is stripped off). Going to take my laptop so I can drive home in full ESS mode.
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Heading back in the pimpmobile to pick her up. Got the call she is ready and washed (ugh forgot to ask that they not do that - bet my powerlock is stripped off). Going to take my laptop so I can drive home in full ESS mode.
That's how you do it lol
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same thing happened in my e60 m5. throttle body actuators went out, total bill was $7,500 thank god for extended warranty
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I think mine just went in for the same reason....seems like the same symptoms and the tech who glanced at it said that's most likely it.

I have 73K miles on mine, thank goodness for extended warranty...I was wondering when I'd be using it lol

Enjoying the F30 328i Loaner with 300 miles that I got while my car is in the shop...not bad for a little 4 cylinder turbo motor.
Which extended warranty?
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same thing happened in my e60 m5. throttle body actuators went out, total bill was $7,500 thank god for extended warranty
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