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Old 18th October 2011, 04:16   #31
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Nah, just the CD changer but you can get it back with an Alpine unit.
But then you lose the obc!!
I can live without a cd changer I think.. upload a bunch of stuff to an ipod..
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This is an appropriate time to visit the dumbass who drove your car with a metal bat.
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Old 18th October 2011, 10:27   #33
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But then you lose the obc!!
I can live without a cd changer I think.. upload a bunch of stuff to an ipod..
OBC is entirely in the MK nav unit. All you lose is the BMW OEM CD changer in lieu of many new Alpine-based options. Many great threads. Search "intravee" and also visit Intravention - Home. That should handle most of your questions. The data logger function would've help nail those bastards.
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I do not allow anyone to drive my car off their property. If they need to drive it they call me. BMW dealer, Porsche Dealer, Body Shops, etc. Written on the work order, in big letters.....
Good idea, I'd never thought of that. Back when I had my Corvette track car, which was pretty highly modified, I had to bring it to the Chevy dealer twice for broken crap that I couldn't fix/diagnose, and I'd leave notes on the instrument panel like "do not drive on the street - race tires" and later since I had high temp brake pads on it I wrote a similar note with something like "brakes don't work well -be careful!" because they wouldn't do anything until they had some heat in them.

After reading this entire thread, it occurred to me that the shop would have a legitimate excuse for driving the OP's car - to diagnose wind noise. So he wouldn't have a chance in court, unfortunately. Fortunately he does seem to have a pretty good attitude about it, since he's not letting it get to him and is moving on. Not sure that I would be so calm.

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The shop just got done putting the clutch, flywheel, and clutch line.
The clutch pedal feels a lot lighter and kind of spongy.
Is this normal and it'll get better? Or does it sound like there's some air I'n the lines?
It engages fine..
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Ok so the clutch pedal feel has improved and it feels tight again I guess it just needed some use.
It does have a slight vibration near the end of travel when releasing the pedal downshifting without giving it gas from lets say 4th to 3rd and 3rd to 2nd. Every gear probably but haven't tried them all like that I'm still breaking in.
Will this go away or do I need to have it bled?

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Not sure about the actual clutch issues, but in terms of the shop - Very sorry to hear this, I am always worried about this sort of thing happening however I only use one garage.
I still always make a note of the mileage though.
I'm sure I heard somewhere that all the speed/rpm data is stored somewhere, and this can be accessed by BMW via one of their 2000 computer things - if this is true get the data you need and fix it with a time and date that you can prove the garage had your car. No way they can argue then!

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