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My 535d is a private purchase, it has service history but is now at 103k

due to the expense of gearbox and engine repairs I would like a warranty, BMW only offer drivetrain and want £1500 for very little cover, most wont touch a car north of 80k but www.click4warranty.co.uk will cover above 100k for £400 (1 year) £570 (2 year) and £700 for 3 years

 

Has anyone used this company or do you have suggestions for another please?

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looking into the fine print they use halfords autocentres :huh: and I would be paying a 50% betterment fee on top for the repairs, doesn't seem that good now.

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Given up on the warranty now, also the local indy was going to be used to do a service to get the book stamped but £180 bloody quid for £65 of parts and about 15 minutes labour, bugger that.

I will be using him to service the gearbox and replace the mechatronic seals, unfortunately he wants £540 for that.

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yh same i given up trying to find good warranty for 120k+ mileage

i recently got my gearbox serviced but didnt do the mechanatronic seals i dont think do you know if this should be done? i paid £350 for new zf oil and sump :S

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I was in the car warranty business for about 12 years a long time ago.   The two main reasons for not paying out were always mainly,  'wear and tear'  and non compliance of servicing requirements.   I can assure you that any car warranty issued to cover a vehicle approaching 80-100,000 miles would not be worth the paper it is written on.

 

Wear and tear commensurate with the age and mileage of the vehicle will always give them an out.  It is only when a part fails  within a period where it would not be expected to do so would you have any chance of a claim being met, for example a camshaft giving up the ghost on a 3 year old car with 30000 miles.  Even then, without a full service history it would be declined.

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On 11/30/2017 at 7:19 PM, GoNz0 said:

Given up on the warranty now, also the local indy was going to be used to do a service to get the book stamped but £180 bloody quid for £65 of parts and about 15 minutes labour, bugger that.

I will be using him to service the gearbox and replace the mechatronic seals, unfortunately he wants £540 for that.

 

Have you checked the BMW value servicing schedule? It's not much more than your Indy has quoted for a BMW service of a similar nature (oil/oil filter/microfilter). Won't be as cheap as doing it yourself though but I've never changed the oil in a car let alone much else so it's always garages for me. An air filter is about as technical as I get!

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15 minutes ago, sanjx said:

 

Have you checked the BMW value servicing schedule? It's not much more than your Indy has quoted for a BMW service of a similar nature (oil/oil filter/microfilter). Won't be as cheap as doing it yourself though but I've never changed the oil in a car let alone much else so it's always garages for me. An air filter is about as technical as I get!

After the quote my indy gave I decided to scrap any warranty, scrap the service history and get on with it. So far I have done a full service, glowplug module and glowplugs, both thermostats and gearbox heat exchanger. complete boot wiring harness repair, intercooler seals and so on. More than happy to get dirty :)

I kept my last car in such great shape it sold to the 1st viewer and he didn't even feel the need to go out for a test drive :)

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7 hours ago, GoNz0 said:

After the quote my indy gave I decided to scrap any warranty, scrap the service history and get on with it. So far I have done a full service, glowplug module and glowplugs, both thermostats and gearbox heat exchanger. complete boot wiring harness repair, intercooler seals and so on. More than happy to get dirty :)

I kept my last car in such great shape it sold to the 1st viewer and he didn't even feel the need to go out for a test drive :)

 

Top man, just sold my car to the first viewer also although I spent many thousands keeping it in shape at BMW. 

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For gearbox servicing and diagnostics i'd recommend https://www.dartfordtransmissions.co.uk/ Owner Martin Hind is on some of the facebook groups and knows hios stuff about bmw gearboxes. Has an E39 himself. 

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