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Re: Has anyone had oil problems with a 316 ti 1.8 compact 54

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Re: Has anyone had oil problems with a 316 ti 1.8 compact 54

Post by Melissa85 » 04 Jun 2017, 16:45

Obviously there is so much conflicting advice because no one has seen the car. I dont want to get rid of it i would rather spend 600 quid and know the car is fixed than buy another car that may have a problem costing more.

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Re: Has anyone had oil problems with a 316 ti 1.8 compact 54

Post by M60NJP » 04 Jun 2017, 16:53

Melissa85 wrote:Obviously there is so much conflicting advice because no one has seen the car. I dont want to get rid of it i would rather spend 600 quid and know the car is fixed than buy another car that may have a problem costing more.
We're repeating ourselves!!

A GOOD INDEPENDENT might levy a small charge, but may just 'lose' the cost in the subsequent work. With great respect to main dealer techs - some of whom are 1st class - many are stumped if a laptop cannot do the diagnosis. Indies - generally speaking - have a 'wider skill set'! Also, we're talking c£70 per hour cs c£120 per hour for work done

You're right that internet diagnosis is vague, but from your description the advice is consistent - get the top-end oil leak sorted, it shouldn't be difficult nor expensive. Then look at the poor running. A good indie will hve a FULL code reading capability which gives more detail/granularity than generic ones. This will help pinpoint the diagnosis.

Advice - consistent - go to INDEPENDENT SPECIALIST

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Re: Has anyone had oil problems with a 316 ti 1.8 compact 54

Post by Melissa85 » 04 Jun 2017, 18:59

Yes youre right the advice to see a independant specialist is consistent and i will.

I was only meaning without getting to see the car physically the advice for the problem could be this or could be that.

I will research the garages in edinburgh and find 1 suitable.

Thanks everyone.

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