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      05-13-2013, 05:37 PM   #23
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My a/c was out due to some leak i had at 49k, which bmw fix and recharge my a/c
yea this case i have 77k+ miles so thats out of the question

hoping to recharge it 1st before i get it done.... j= and its 102f today... burning my ass off...
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Just had mine replaced at 48k due to a leak.
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      05-16-2013, 02:35 PM   #25
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what is the part number on the AC evaporator?
Dealer listed 64119290888 on my repair receipt.
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      05-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #26
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Dealer listed 64119290888 on my repair receipt.
Thanks called several dealers and was quoted about 1600... parts and labor... labor is intense and it is not worth doing it yourself.
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Thanks called several dealers and was quoted about 1600... parts and labor... labor is intense and it is not worth doing it yourself.
That's actually a fair quote..
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      05-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #28
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That is an extremely cheap quote. I was quoted $3500 last year. I have had to recharge mine twice. I tried to recharge it once but failed. Local shop does it by weight not pressure. I might have a very slow leak, each recharge has been about a year apart. Two more recharges and I'll be looking for a different car anyhow.
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      09-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #29
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Having mine changed as we speak @ 30422 Miles. The Indy shop said I should replace the heater/drier and expansion valve, but since they weren't broken, My warranty won't cover it. So I'm just having the Evap changed, we'll see if it lasts.
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      09-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #30
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I had a recharge (with dye) and new schrader valves earlier this month, at dealer. $274. Car is an 08 with 35K miles. "come back and let us know if this doesn't work, we won't charge you again for the freon".

I will be pretty disappointed if the evaporator needs to be replaced.

My 2001 M coupe works perfectly and always has. Ridiculous a part like that would fail.
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      10-07-2013, 09:25 PM   #31
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Just got the evaporator replaced at 42k, defective unit. At least it's
in the warranty period.
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Shit you might as well strip your car and make a track car given how close they are now.

Looks like a big job to have to dismantle the whole dash, etc....
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      10-08-2013, 12:16 AM   #33
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Bubbles, I call shenanigans. Everybody knows you also need to remove the floor mats to get to the evaporator.
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What a repair, the A/C is ice cold now.
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What a repair, the A/C is ice cold now.
I know it was under warranty, but did they give you a cost? I don't use my AC much, even if it's 100 degrees.

Sweat running down my face, ears ringing from exhaust. Such is life "D
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I know it was under warranty, but did they give you a cost? I don't use my AC much, even if it's 100 degrees.

Sweat running down my face, ears ringing from exhaust. Such is life "D
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Just got the evaporator replaced at 42k, defective unit. At least it's
in the warranty period.
Is that even an M3? the seats don't look like M3 seats
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Is that even an M3? the seats don't look like M3 seats
agreed, not a m3 interior.
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      04-08-2014, 05:08 PM   #39
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My evaporator just went out at around 33,000 miles. Luckily my USAA extended warranty has me fully covered. The dealer said the cost was $2,700 (assume before any taxes or fees). Now my $1,900 extended warranty is looking like a pretty wise decision and I still have over 3 years and almost 30,000 miles left on it. They said I'll have the car back by tomorrow night which doesn't seem to bad considering the pictures above.
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Yes mine crapped out at 25k miles. The car is a 2011.5, covered by bmw but i had to take it back 4 times for them to fix a rattle they left behind the dashboard.
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      07-12-2014, 11:31 AM   #41
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Just got back from the dealership getting my inspection done & while I was there inquired on why my ac wasn't blowing as cold anymore. And was told my evaporator was leaking, I have a 09 with 25,028 miles on her so I was kind of surprised by this news. The cost to replace including shop fees & tax is $2,709.80. I'm so glad I bought an extended warranty(cost me $3,800) which has paid for itself for I just had my oil pan replaced back in May & that was over 2k which the warranty covered, all I had to pay was my deductible which is $100 bucks.... So I scheduled to take her to the shop August 5 my SA said it'll take about a week to get the work done for they have to remove the whole dash! I'm gonna to miss my baby
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I think my evaporator is going at 77k miles. Got a question for the expert here. It looks like BMW uses 2 evaporator, one from Denso and one from Valeo. Does any one know if they are interchangeable? I looked up on RealOEM and it seems that every other components (compressor, condenser, lines, fittings, expansion valve) are all just 1. Wouldn't this imply that the 2 evaporators are interchangeable as it's only fitted to the expansion valve? The reason I ask is that it looks like only the Valeo ones are leaking and no one seem to have reported leak with the Denso unit. The Denso is more expensive but I would rather use it instead of redoing a Valeo one later. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

edit: nevermind, the housing part is different. Will see if it's worthwhile to just change this too. Thanks.
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Yup, I just went in for a scheduled vehicle check and they're replacing my valve gaskets and AC evaporator as we speak. The M3 has about 29k miles on it, but I do live in TX and the AC is definitely cranked everyday since May. Luckily, I still have a couple months left on the original warranty (starting to shop for an extended as we speak). Is there anything that I should look out for once I get the car back (rattles, noises, etc)? Knowing that they take the whole dash off makes me fear of the inevitable rattles that probably come with it...
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My car seems to be getting warmer. It was already done 1x. Had the car back same day that afternoon the first time. We'll see. Shitty design.
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