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post #11 of 17 Old 15th October 2013, 02:23 PM
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post #12 of 17 Old 13th August 2018, 05:11 AM
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past work

Is there a way to check past work that has been done on the car ( I guess by the dealer ) with a vin search or other wise ?
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Not gonna be easy to find a 2010, think there was only about 200 of them in the last year and even only about 500 in 2009.

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Hi all, long time reader, first time poster.

Im obviously a fan and now looking of an '10 M5. Not easy finding a nice low mile example. I did read in a post that someone mentioned that there was a site to plug in a vin and get the options list for the car. I did search to avoid the santa rap and found nothing. Any suggestions?

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Is there a way to check past work that has been done on the car ( I guess by the dealer ) with a vin search or other wise ?
CarFax shows this ... but surely you knew that. Maybe youre asking something else? A dealer will not provide info to someone not the owner (not saying some wouldnt but in their pledge they are not supposed to)

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carfax

I know that carfax shows past history like wrecks , and if it was a rental , etc but your telling me it shows if someone had the rod bearings replaced at the dealer like a dealer report of maintenance and repairs ? I thought carfax only should stuff that was fixed by insurance reports.
I am the owner of the car I am asking about I just bough this M5 about a month ago

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I know that carfax shows past history like wrecks , and if it was a rental , etc but your telling me it shows if someone had the rod bearings replaced at the dealer like a dealer report of maintenance and repairs ? I thought carfax only should stuff that was fixed by insurance reports.
I am the owner of the car I am asking about I just bough this M5 about a month ago
yes, it shows services completed. It may not say "rod bearings" replaced, it may simply state "engine serviced" or something like that, but I have seen very specific things like "fuel pump replaced" and "floor mats installed" so anything is possible. So it depends on the person inputting the data.

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Carfax is far from useful.

Dealers have access to all work done under warranty. My local dealer has provided a listing of all visits with a brief description of the work done. They can also provide a detailed list of labor and parts replaced at each visit, but my dealer gave me the details for one visit and said sorry can't do anymore, I'm not supposed to, blabla...

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