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neigle 05-04-2010 10:40 PM

New to ottawa, need help! Engine oil leaking and Reed Switch open
 
Hi, guys:
I am new to ottawa with a 2001 e46, and don't know which shop I should go to, can anyone please recommend good ones with reasonal price for some regular repairs?

1. leaking engine oil
2. Reed switch open which keep draining the battery, battery will die if car parked for 2 3 days
code scan with the following error:
Tank-Leak-Pump Magnetic valve -Reed-Switch open.

Thx alot guys!*wave*

carjoe 05-04-2010 10:47 PM

What part of the city? And how far are you willing to drive?

Duss Bros
Autovation
There's a pretty good place in Manotick too but the name escapes me...

neigle 05-04-2010 11:09 PM

Thanks for the help buddy. I heard Duss Bros is a little bit pricy...
I am living in Nepean area close to Kanata.

Philboski 05-05-2010 08:26 AM

Autobahn is the place in Manotick, but it's hard to get in.

Duss Brothers can be pricey, but their reputation is excellent. And I say this depite a personal hate-on for them.

bmwconnect 05-05-2010 08:52 AM

Autovation if your in the west end

carjoe 05-05-2010 09:52 AM

So...what's leaking and what's a reed switch do? Maybe it doesn't need to go in.

BTW, welcome.

tchung 05-05-2010 10:10 AM

You can certainly check out Turbo Ready Performance near Bank & Hunt Club.

More info here:
http://bmwccottawa.org/smf/index.php?topic=631.0

neigle 05-05-2010 10:35 AM

Thank you so much for the info, folks.
BTW. how about Ryan, seems he has awesome reputation in the forum..

everlast 05-05-2010 10:48 AM

Duss (apparently pronounced dooss, as I learned this weekend) do great work, are meticulous and treat me like a total c0ck everytime I step foot in their place. I suspect they're used to dealing with people who know nothing, and I know more than nothing. He continually tries to "call my bluff" on everything.

Autovation is the only shop to have touched my E30, for a clutch. They did a superb job.

edit: OF COURSE if you can stand a short drive, Kerry Burke in Buckingham will treat you really well. We had a tech session this weekend where he inspected my E30 and really helped me out. I didn't initially mention him because he's out of the way a little bit, but his rates are much better than Ottawa shops.

neigle 05-05-2010 10:05 PM

Kerry Burke is 1 hour drive away, wish he can be closer :)
Thank you for the info!

zarbat007 05-05-2010 10:36 PM

Duss Brothers are excellent in what they do. Although they charge you pretty close to what a dealer might charge, he has about 35 years experience just with BMWs.

Be careful dealing with that Euro parts junkyard in Gatineau, their prices are usually about 75%-80% of a new parts price.:rolleyes:

Philboski 05-06-2010 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by everlast (Post 1416872)
Duss (apparently pronounced dooss, as I learned this weekend) do great work, are meticulous and treat me like a total c0ck everytime I step foot in their place.

Seconded.

topaz330ci 05-06-2010 09:39 AM

Work is amazing at Duss Brothers, But I avoid that place at all costs!

Now I have a guy that gives me OEM parts at wholesale, and I have a BMW mechanic that comes to my house and fix's whatever problem I got.

All of a sudden I'm paying Honda maintenance money on a Bimmer.

Philboski 05-06-2010 11:17 AM

^^We want names and phone numbers on this -- NOW! :D

carjoe 05-06-2010 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Philboski (Post 1417263)
^^We want names and phone numbers on this -- NOW! :D

Stat! My mech just screwed me out of bogie. I think. He's had the car all week and I'm still leaking oil.

FFFuuuuu.....


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