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      06-12-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Throttle Actuator - Bank 2

Well, after 59K miles I have to have the TA on bank 2 replaced. Car stranded me on Friday and BMW Assist had me towed to my local dealership.

Thank goodness (again) for being CPO as at 53K miles my bank 1 throttle actuator malfunctioned and had to be replaced.

I'll gladly pay my $50 deductible again for this.

So far I since I bought the car in April 2012 (39K) I have had a new differential (low speed grinding noise), #6 coil pack, a driveshaft, and banks 1 and 2 throttle actuators replaced.

Hopefully I'll be okay now for a while (only 7 more coil packs to look forward to). ha
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Good luck! I had to replace one TVA so far, hoping the next one is good for some time. Now I am having O2 sensor problems but it should be an easy fix!
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Failing TBA

I've got one going out, 48k mi. but out of warranty by one year. $1,776 to replace one, but they recommend doing both for $2,700. Damn. That's the dealer - checking independent shops.
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I've got one going out, 48k mi. but out of warranty by one year. $1,775 to replace one, but they recommend doing both for $2,700. Damn. That's the dealer - checking independent shops.
Ouch Greg...very sorry to hear that. Keep us posted on which direction you go. I had them both go out in just a few months so take that for what it's worth. I know some have not had any issues.
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It's a dice roll, but just going to replace the one. Indy shop could have saved a couple hundred if I'd taken it there first. Should have it back tomorrow

Funny thing was that when I was driving to the dealer on 4 cylinders some guy in a Charger SRT8 was trying to get me to play - I felt stupid!
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It's a dice roll, but just going to replace the one. Indy shop could have saved a couple hundred if I'd taken it there first. Should have it back tomorrow

Funny thing was that when I was driving to the dealer on 4 cylinders some guy in a Charger SRT8 was trying to get me to play - I felt stupid!
I find it insane the dealers charge that much for labor. I could fly out there with TA in hand for 1500 (including plane ticket) and still have a few hundred bucks left for beer.

Don't know if you are a DYI type or not, but it's really not bad at all.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735033
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Thanks for the DIY. Letting dealer do this one, but bookmarking this for possible 2nd one later!
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It's a dice roll, but just going to replace the one. Indy shop could have saved a couple hundred if I'd taken it there first. Should have it back tomorrow

Funny thing was that when I was driving to the dealer on 4 cylinders some guy in a Charger SRT8 was trying to get me to play - I felt stupid!
LOL...doesn't it always eem to happen like that?

When mine went out this last time I could not even drive the car. BMW Assist had to come and rescue me...thankful I was in a large parking lot!
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Well, my lucky Friday - got the car back with bank 1 actuator replaced out-of-warranty, and No Charge! Dealer covered it under Goodwill. Even though the dealer has changed ownership in the last year an mostly new people, it pays to have a history for purchase and service! Props to BMW Portland. Need to go buy a lottery ticket.
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Well, my lucky Friday - got the car back with bank 1 actuator replaced out-of-warranty, and No Charge! Dealer covered it under Goodwill. Even though the dealer has changed ownership in the last year an mostly new people, it pays to have a history for purchase and service! Props to BMW Portland. Need to go buy a lottery ticket.
Wow can't beat that. Went in prepared to have $1700 bill, walk away with $0 bill. Nice!
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Well, my lucky Friday - got the car back with bank 1 actuator replaced out-of-warranty, and No Charge! Dealer covered it under Goodwill. Even though the dealer has changed ownership in the last year an mostly new people, it pays to have a history for purchase and service! Props to BMW Portland. Need to go buy a lottery ticket.
Awesome!!! Man, that is great!
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2nd TBA in a week

Bank 2 went out yesterday, one week after bank 1 - what are the odds? Again, cost was covered (49k mi, just over 5 years). BMW is covering part, dealer the labor. So, escaped ~$2,700 in charges overall and didn't have to do it myself! Repair was completed within 5 hours of me dropping it off this morning (barely made it there!).
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Bank 2 went out yesterday, one week after bank 1 - what are the odds? Again, cost was covered (49k mi, just over 5 years). BMW is covering part, dealer the labor. So, escaped ~$2,700 in charges overall and didn't have to do it myself!
Odds are great actually (as you already know). Both of mine went out within a couple weeks of each other. Glad they are both getting done!
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Odds ar great actually (as you already know). Both of mine went out withing a coup,e weeks of each other. Glad they are both getting done!
Don't even know why I'm commenting on this.... and damn it, knock on wood. Change Bank1 in August last year. Bank2 still ok?
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Don't even know why I'm commenting on this.... and damn it, knock on wood. Change Bank1 in August last year. Bank2 still ok?
How many miles when yours went out?
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58k miles... 1 week after I bought the car.
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Just replaced both a month ago.
2008 with 50k.
$2500 at an Indy shop.
The car had been going into limp mode on startup just a few time since February. It would give a DSC error something about unable to decelerate engine. Now that makes sense.

About the same time the CCC died.
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Just had bank 1 done at dealer, part....1200 labor is 4.5 hrs. Read so many different posts about it I had to join. Info was helpful dealer told me they also did a break fluid service, as it had not been done in over 2 years. All mods on hold blown away by the cost of this one. 59 k miles 08 AW 6mt intake dinan exhaust nj
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Just had bank 1 done at dealer, part....1200 labor is 4.5 hrs. Read so many different posts about it I had to join. Info was helpful dealer told me they also did a break fluid service, as it had not been done in over 2 years. All mods on hold blown away by the cost of this one. 59 k miles 08 AW 6mt intake dinan exhaust nj
Ouch on having to pony up for that. I have been very fortunate with my CPO purchase (fortunate in the fact that i am CPO and have had issues that have been covered).

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Seriously, next time you guys have this issue, I will gladly give you my phone number via PM and walk you through the whole thing. $800 for the part, a thank you for the help is all I'll charge. Assuming you can halfway work with tools, this is a simple job.
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Seriously, next time you guys have this issue, I will gladly give you my phone number via PM and walk you through the whole thing. $800 for the part, a thank you for the help is all I'll charge. Assuming you can halfway work with tools, this is a simple job.
Great offer. I'm glad I went through the dealer, however, since the whole thing was covered by goodwill dollars, I think mostly because I was under 50k miles, even though at 5 years.
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Well, after 59K miles I have to have the TA on bank 2 replaced. Car stranded me on Friday and BMW Assist had me towed to my local dealership.

Thank goodness (again) for being CPO as at 53K miles my bank 1 throttle actuator malfunctioned and had to be replaced.

I'll gladly pay my $50 deductible again for this.

So far I since I bought the car in April 2012 (39K) I have had a new differential (low speed grinding noise), #6 coil pack, a driveshaft, and banks 1 and 2 throttle actuators replaced.

Hopefully I'll be okay now for a while (only 7 more coil packs to look forward to). ha
My car is in the shop for the same thing. Did you have the extended warranty? They tell me its not covered by the extended warranty. I have the Power Train Plus from BMW.
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