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Old 05-04-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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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...
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help buddy. I heard Duss Bros is a little bit pricy...
I am living in Nepean area close to Kanata.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:26 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:52 AM   #5
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Autovation if your in the west end
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:52 AM   #6
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So...what's leaking and what's a reed switch do? Maybe it doesn't need to go in.

BTW, welcome.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:10 AM   #7
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You can certainly check out Turbo Ready Performance near Bank & Hunt Club.

More info here:
http://bmwccottawa.org/smf/index.php?topic=631.0
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:35 AM   #8
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Thank you so much for the info, folks.
BTW. how about Ryan, seems he has awesome reputation in the forum..
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:48 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:05 PM   #10
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Kerry Burke is 1 hour drive away, wish he can be closer
Thank you for the info!
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:36 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:30 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:39 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:17 AM   #14
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^^We want names and phone numbers on this -- NOW!
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:56 PM   #15
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^^We want names and phone numbers on this -- NOW!
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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