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      06-02-2011, 07:52 PM   #23
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just got a call from my SA saying that they will replace all ignition coils under good will.

WIN! thanks san diego bmw
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      06-02-2011, 08:17 PM   #24
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just got a call from my SA saying that they will replace all ignition coils under good will.

WIN! thanks san diego bmw
Dude, if you are nice about it and have a good relationship with your service advisor things can happen for you. BMW can be very fair when it comes to good will issues, it also helps if you own more than one bimmer.
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      06-02-2011, 09:20 PM   #25
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I had the same thing happen to me on Friday of last week when I brought it into the dealership at 49,994 miles. I picked it up today and had another ignition coil go bad on me (probably a different cylinder)... I am bringing it in tomorrow again see if I can get away with getting it done for free or maybe my extended maintenance warranty (I spent $3k on that) might cover it (it does say spark plugs, but doesn't say anything about ignition coils)
if you plan on keeping your 08 m3 for a while, you should considering getting the extended warranty. it will give you 2 more years and up to 100,000 miles. i believe its $2500 or so. Its DEFINITELY worth it. if anything goes wrong in your vehicle it will pay its self back in no time. Trust me, BMW always have stuff that go wrong after the warranty expires.
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      06-03-2011, 09:57 AM   #26
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The reason I say "fixed" is because while I was still under the factory warranty one would expect that if these parts fail so close to one another then BMW would recognize that fact and make it mandatory that if 1 ignition coil fails that they should replace all 8.
I don't agree with that. I replaced exactly 1 coil on my E36 a year ago and the other 5 are all still going strong.
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      06-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #27
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I don't agree with that. I replaced exactly 1 coil on my E36 a year ago and the other 5 are all still going strong.
agreed but yes the the dealer will have to fix the issue no matter what since the issue were so close to each other. Since they did not resolve the issue in the beggining and after 50 miles the other one crapped out they have to fix that issue. GOOD WILL MY ASS.

although i dont agree with replacing all 8 coils if the others are good.
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agreed but yes the the dealer will have to fix the issue no matter what since the issue were so close to each other. Since they did not resolve the issue in the beggining and after 50 miles the other one crapped out they have to fix that issue. GOOD WILL MY ASS.

although i dont agree with replacing all 8 coils if the others are good.
If you gotta fix something once and then it breaks again, will you do the same fix as you did the first time? I think it is right and correct to fix the problem the second time using more preventative measures.
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      06-03-2011, 12:40 PM   #29
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if you plan on keeping your 08 m3 for a while, you should considering getting the extended warranty. it will give you 2 more years and up to 100,000 miles. i believe its $2500 or so. Its DEFINITELY worth it. if anything goes wrong in your vehicle it will pay its self back in no time. Trust me, BMW always have stuff that go wrong after the warranty expires.
I bought the extended maintenance warranty for $2,999, it covers brakes and oil and other serviceable items, including 1 free clutch disk.

the extended warranty is about $6,000-$7,000 for a e92 m3
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If one coil craps out that soon, it's likely the entire batch could be bad. I'd have pushed for all of them getting replaced. Whether you get them or not, it's a different story, but doesn't hurt to try . And no, I wouldn't expect to get them all replaced; I fully understand how warranty works. Heck, people with bad springs, which requires major work to get at, only get the bad ones replaced, so I don't expect a coil that gets 5 minutes to get preventatively replaced.
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I'm glad it worked out for you.
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Heck, people with bad springs, which requires major work to get at, only get the bad ones replaced...
What are these bad springs you speak of? How is that even possible?
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What are these bad springs you speak of? How is that even possible?
He's talking about bad valvesprings. And replacing those is a very labor intensive job.
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