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Old 06-14-2012, 10:14 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by 328IScreamer View Post
Unledd he had his foot on the brake for some reason your car should have been able to make it up the ramp. That being said if he is that bad of a driver and managed to get the clutch hot enough clutches can easily brake apart on a one time screw up it doesn't have to be over time
I've been around a wee bit to long to by that theory. I've owned more cars then I can count from every damn make known to man..well not quite. A bmw clutch flat out breaks trying to feather the car up a ramp or even jolt it won't get smoked in a 30-60 sec stint. Something else was already present waiting to let go. IF by chance it was that- than I would say it is disgusting piece of shit car and bmw should be embarrassed to even brandish it's name all over it. which I might ad lately that is all they are producing. Especially that made in china e46 they put out. I guess that makes then equal to Cadillac cimeron. another abomination.

I think I've had 18 bmw's in 6 years.

1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.
latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
KEEPER 88 5sp Vert 2016
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:58 PM   #17
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^ Must not be able to count very high

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:08 AM   #18
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Thanks for the input. They've accepted liability and are accepting that I'll be using a third party mechanic. They've asked to approve the estimated bill before any repairs are done... I'll let you know how this goes.

I will be naming all the associated parties soonafter my situation is in the clear.
That sucks, strange behaviour from someone in that position. How'd they get the job at a shop if they couldn't drive?

Glad to hear they are taking responsibility but maybe a police report wouldn't be such a bad idea. At least write down as much as you can remember and document every action and conversation that has taken place since. I know that's a pain but people often say they'll cover it then turn around and pretend like you've never met.

Definitely do not tell us the name of the shop until it's over with. If they catch wind that despite them trying to save face by accepting responsibility that you are going to blow the whistle on them anyway that might be enough reason for them to re-neg. on the deal. (In their minds.)

Even with the law on your side it can be a marathon trying to get justice.

Good luck, Sounds like the clutch, or a head gasket.
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