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Re: Concerned about "Inspection I" and dealer scre (archive)

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Posted by Jim Bassett on November 11, 1998 at 12:49:37:

In Reply to: Concerned about "Inspection I" and dealer screwups posted by Mark Hastings on November 10, 1998 at 22:42:00:


: I'm assuming that I should bring in another 7 quarts of Mobil 1, tell the dealer not to mess with the tranny/differential oil, and most importantly not mess with the engine computer's firmware (to avoid the "sputter when cold" problem). Any chance they'll actually respect my wishes? Any other things to watch out for or tactics to use? Thanks in advance...Mark

I don't see why not. I've had my dealer (East Bay) not do various minor things on my previous 328is.

In terms of the DME update, unless you have an aftermarket chip, there shouldn't be a problem updating it. You can ask that they call you first before re-programming, however.

Basically, it's your car, and the dealer should only do those things that you want them to do. If you're polite and show that you're interested in what goes on with your car (as opposed to showing "distrust" towards the dealer), you shouldn't have any problems. If you do, go somewhere else.

As always, YMMV. Hope that helped.

Jim Bassett
1998 M3/4 - and a pretty good relationship with my dealer's service dept.


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