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      10-06-2019, 12:56 PM   #1
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extended warranty price?

Anyone know what a fair price from BMW might be? Are they even the best or are 3rd party warranty companies better? Picking up a used M2 with 49500 miles.
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My service advisor mentioned fidelity
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      10-07-2019, 01:28 PM   #3
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i would go with bmw cpo or ask your service advisor what third party warranty company they use. Most dealerships have a warranty company they use to offer to customers that cannot get BMW CPO on their cars.
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i would go with bmw cpo or ask your service advisor what third party warranty company they use. Most dealerships have a warranty company they use to offer to customers that cannot get BMW CPO on their cars.
I got quoted nearly $7,000 from BMW.
They offered me some 3rd party as well just for powertrain for $3700.

Seems so expensive.

From my research, only weak points seem to be the crank hub thing and the DCT transmission's longevity is largely an unknown. On the fence as to whether or not I'm going to get a warranty.
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I got quoted nearly $7,000 from BMW.
They offered me some 3rd party as well just for powertrain for $3700.

Seems so expensive.

From my research, only weak points seem to be the crank hub thing and the DCT transmission's longevity is largely an unknown. On the fence as to whether or not I'm going to get a warranty.
IMO the DCT would be pretty much bullet proof if BMW didnt push this "Lifetime fluid" bullshit. Their DCT fluid isnt some magical space stuff thats self cleaning, impervious to oxidation and shearing etc....

I even spoke with a rep at ZF and they said to change it every 30k miles.
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      10-21-2019, 01:27 AM   #6
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IMO the DCT would be pretty much bullet proof if BMW didnt push this "Lifetime fluid" bullshit. Their DCT fluid isnt some magical space stuff thats self cleaning, impervious to oxidation and shearing etc....

I even spoke with a rep at ZF and they said to change it every 30k miles.
Awesome, thanks for sharing. Definitely going to flush it then.
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I got quoted nearly $7,000 from BMW.
They offered me some 3rd party as well just for powertrain for $3700.

Seems so expensive.

From my research, only weak points seem to be the crank hub thing and the DCT transmission's longevity is largely an unknown. On the fence as to whether or not I'm going to get a warranty.
IMO the DCT would be pretty much bullet proof if BMW didnt push this "Lifetime fluid" bullshit. Their DCT fluid isnt some magical space stuff thats self cleaning, impervious to oxidation and shearing etc....

I even spoke with a rep at ZF and they said to change it every 30k miles.
Everytime someone sends a sample to Blackstone they say the fluid looks good.
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      10-21-2019, 02:32 PM   #8
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I got quoted nearly $7,000 from BMW.
They offered me some 3rd party as well just for powertrain for $3700.

Seems so expensive.

From my research, only weak points seem to be the crank hub thing and the DCT transmission's longevity is largely an unknown. On the fence as to whether or not I'm going to get a warranty.
i would check with your credit union as well..they usually offer aftermarket warranty too..mine was route 66 when i had my 335i...i think it was $2500 for 4yrs.

you can check the forums on route 66 feedback.

worst case..you can just buy the car without the extended warranty and when your factory warranty is about to run out...just refi with the credit union and get the route 66 warranty or whatever warranty your credit union offers.

obviously double check and make sure the dct, turbos and crank is covered.
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Awesome, thanks for sharing. Definitely going to flush it then.
If the DCT, id take it to a shop that has experience with it. From what I hear, its alittle more complicated than just drain and fill on the DCT.
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I got quoted nearly $7,000 from BMW.
They offered me some 3rd party as well just for powertrain for $3700.

Seems so expensive.

From my research, only weak points seem to be the crank hub thing and the DCT transmission's longevity is largely an unknown. On the fence as to whether or not I'm going to get a warranty.
IMO the DCT would be pretty much bullet proof if BMW didnt push this "Lifetime fluid" bullshit. Their DCT fluid isnt some magical space stuff thats self cleaning, impervious to oxidation and shearing etc....

I even spoke with a rep at ZF and they said to change it every 30k miles.
I agree that changing this is a good idea. I also agree that getting the blackstone container, having them pour some of the old fluid in there and sending it off for analysis is a good idea. I suspect it can go 60k easily and as an FYI, excpect a charge to change around $800-$1,000. The fluid is EXPENSIVE and you need a bunch of it.
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I got quoted nearly $7,000 from BMW.
They offered me some 3rd party as well just for powertrain for $3700.

Seems so expensive.

From my research, only weak points seem to be the crank hub thing and the DCT transmission's longevity is largely an unknown. On the fence as to whether or not I'm going to get a warranty.
If you are a USAA member the price starts at $1200, depending on mileage and duration of warranty. While they use a 3rd party vendor, it's still cheap insurance to cover a catastrophic failure.
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If you are a USAA member the price starts at $1200, depending on mileage and duration of warranty. While they use a 3rd party vendor, it's still cheap insurance to cover a catastrophic failure.
Bumping an old thread - did USAA discontinue this service? I honestly don't see it anywhere on their site anymore...Thanks
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If you are a USAA member the price starts at $1200, depending on mileage and duration of warranty. While they use a 3rd party vendor, it's still cheap insurance to cover a catastrophic failure.
Bumping an old thread - did USAA discontinue this service? I honestly don't see it anywhere on their site anymore...Thanks
hmm I have USAA, I would consider them as well for a warranty if they offer.
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I got quoted nearly $7,000 from BMW.
They offered me some 3rd party as well just for powertrain for $3700.

Seems so expensive.

From my research, only weak points seem to be the crank hub thing and the DCT transmission's longevity is largely an unknown. On the fence as to whether or not I'm going to get a warranty.
IMO the DCT would be pretty much bullet proof if BMW didnt push this "Lifetime fluid" bullshit. Their DCT fluid isnt some magical space stuff thats self cleaning, impervious to oxidation and shearing etc....

I even spoke with a rep at ZF and they said to change it every 30k miles.
I agree that changing this is a good idea. I also agree that getting the blackstone container, having them pour some of the old fluid in there and sending it off for analysis is a good idea. I suspect it can go 60k easily and as an FYI, excpect a charge to change around $800-$1,000. The fluid is EXPENSIVE and you need a bunch of it.
Every Blackstone report I've seen shows 60k miles for dct trans fluid is way way way too early to change it. In fact I've never seen one posted where they suggest anything but increasing the time between changes because the fluid comes back good.
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