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RMPMOTORS 10-14-2007 07:30 PM

You will start to hear clunking from the rear, or cracking noises, the best way is to properly inspect the car on a hoist!

blue dragon 10-22-2007 02:38 PM

Rocco did my subframe kit earlier this year. You guys are getting a deal on the price.

soon2b-e 10-25-2007 06:22 PM

^^ so im guessing the m3's suffer the same plague as the regular e46's ?

RMPMOTORS 10-25-2007 07:25 PM

Yes all E46's have the same problem.

greco 10-25-2007 08:33 PM

Was there ever a recall on the trunk floors or rear sub frame?

e46driver 10-26-2007 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greco (Post 1070555)
Was there ever a recall on the trunk floors or rear sub frame?


no, but I heard that BMW will cover this repair for you. Almost like extending the warranty but without really advertising it. I've known many people who've gotten it done under warranty. All you have to do is go into the dealership and basically complain.

WHY PAY WHEN YOU CAN GET IT FOR FREE!!!!

RMPMOTORS 10-26-2007 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e46driver (Post 1070683)
no, but I heard that BMW will cover this repair for you. Almost like extending the warranty but without really advertising it. I've known many people who've gotten it done under warranty. All you have to do is go into the dealership and basically complain.

WHY PAY WHEN YOU CAN GET IT FOR FREE!!!!


They will replace the trunk floor with the SAME floor under warrenty (up to 7 years under corrsion warrenty) and on some cases after. BUT it is the same floor and will tear out again!

The re-inforcement is stronger steel and spreads the stress on a wider stronger piece of steel that is completly welded in not just spot welded.

e46driver 10-27-2007 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RMPMOTORS (Post 1070934)
(up to 7 years under corrsion warrenty).

Sorry, but from what I know it's a lifetime warranty so again:

WHY PAY WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TOO???

RMPMOTORS 10-27-2007 09:22 AM

Even if you got it covered under warrenty, you would spend more on paying for a rental car.
They take a minimum of a week when the dealer bodyshop repairs it, you could get it fixed properly in one day instead!

Mikeee46coup 10-27-2007 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e46driver (Post 1071027)
Sorry, but from what I know it's a lifetime warranty so again:

WHY PAY WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TOO???

BMW refused to fix my subframe tear, on an entirely stock car, do you actually know anyone in Ontario who had this repaired out of waranty or are they people you "know" online friends?

I've read threads on E46fanatics about Alberta dealers but not one in Ontario.

Last I heard BMW dealerships in Ontario are still in heavy denial mode, despite the 2 official TSB's issued by BMW AG, I could not find a dealer willing to awknowlege the issue aside from BMW Toronto who directed me to the shop BMW Canada "secretly" sends in waranty cars for repair, which had 40+ cars with subframe tears just durring my visit.

Futhermore BMW has never offered a lifetime waranty on any component, remember; some e36's had subframe tears too?

With all due respect where do you hear this stuff from? Any supporting info from a customer in Ontario would be greatly appreciated.

RMPMOTORS 10-27-2007 11:04 PM

I also spoke with BMW, there is not Lifetime warrenty.....

Maybe you have it confused with the lifetime oil in the tranny :confused:


I personally know one person on this board that got it covered and it took 3 weeks and he had to pay for the rental car!

Rocco

e46driver 10-29-2007 02:24 PM

Trust me, I dont have it confused with the oil in the tranny (which is in a COMPLETELY different area than the subframe??). I dont know what your tryin to make this look like...

The oil in the tranny is supposed to be replaced at 160km (as per a qualified BMW Service advisor). So are you sure YOU know what your talking about...figured you would since you are "bmw trained" according to your website.

Mikee36coupe,

I know that before BMW did not ackknowledge this issue but rules have changed there and since they are seeing so many of this problem, it is being addressed as long as you go in and tell them what has happenned. The subframe isnt under a "corrosion warranty" because it is structural. Do you work for BMW NA, because I dont know why your saying they dont offer this and that...so what are you basing that on, the facts in this thread? lol and btw, you ask if I know these people that had it done but all your facts are word of mouth and reading on forums about dealers in other provinces.

I personally know someone who HAS had this fixed by BMW Mississauga, and it was sent to European to get repaired. He knew it was getting fixed for free, so he made other arrangements for a car. Even if he had to rent one, its still a lot cheaper than the price of the reinforcement kit which COULD be requested to add on while theyre fixing it, even if it will be extra $ it will STILL be cheaper.

Im guessing you could do the job "properly", but so can the dealership...and on top of it your dealing with a company that will not take short cuts or ANYTHING..it will be done so it comes out like brand new.

so like i said...why pay when you can do it for free? *rockout*

StikiGreenZ 10-29-2007 03:35 PM

I like Free :D

RMPMOTORS 10-29-2007 08:41 PM

I am pretty sure that it is not lifetime warreny, spoke with another two BMW reps today..

I am not selling a trunk floor replacement, I am advertising a re-inforcement for the rear subframe mountings to the trunk floor, that is stronger and will last longer then the OEM trunk floor.

Mikeee46coup 10-29-2007 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e46driver (Post 1071736)
Mikee36coupe,

I know that before BMW did not ackknowledge this issue but rules have changed there and since they are seeing so many of this problem, it is being addressed as long as you go in and tell them what has happenned. The subframe isnt under a "corrosion warranty" because it is structural. Do you work for BMW NA, because I dont know why your saying they dont offer this and that...so what are you basing that on, the facts in this thread? lol and btw, you ask if I know these people that had it done but all your facts are word of mouth and reading on forums about dealers in other provinces.

I personally know someone who HAS had this fixed by BMW Mississauga, and it was sent to European to get repaired. He knew it was getting fixed for free, so he made other arrangements for a car. Even if he had to rent one, its still a lot cheaper than the price of the reinforcement kit which COULD be requested to add on while theyre fixing it, even if it will be extra $ it will STILL be cheaper.

Im guessing you could do the job "properly", but so can the dealership...and on top of it your dealing with a company that will not take short cuts or ANYTHING..it will be done so it comes out like brand new.

so like i said...why pay when you can do it for free? *rockout*

^I'm sorry; I can't even begin to decipher what you have typed here. Please take some kind of introductory to sentence structure class before replying to any future posts.

Thanks in advance. *th-up*


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