BMW

1998 BMW emits black smoke

Dear Doctor: I own a used 1998 BMW 323ic with 130,000 miles. When I start it in the morning black smoke emits and the car runs rough. If I open the oil cap the rpms go up and the smoke … Continue reading

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Driving on plugged tires safety

Dear Doctor: I have a 2008 BMW 5 Series with original tires and 26,500 miles. Over the past few months all four tires have been plugged because of large nail and screw punctures. How safe is it to continue driving … Continue reading

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Turbochargers vs. Superchargers

Dear Doctor: I own a BMW 5 Series with the twin-turbo engine and I’ve been extremely pleased with the fuel economy. I’m considering a trade for the Audi A6 with the supercharged engine. Knowing a turbocharger is a “demand” boost, … Continue reading

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2006 BMW 530xi – steering wheel noise

Dear Doctor: I have a 2006 BMW 530xi with 56,000 miles. When it’s at a complete stop the steering wheel makes a shuttering noise when turning it. The shuddering/shaking on the steering wheel occurs more on an incline. The steering … Continue reading

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Aftermarket Car Warranties

Dear Doctor: I am interested in buying an extended warranty for my 2006 BMW with 105,000 miles. I’ve seen TV commercials on warranties that offer car coverage from front-to-back. At your shop, have you ever dealt with these types of … Continue reading

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2011 BMW X3 – 8-speed automatic transmission

Dear Doctor: I’ve seen a lot of commercials on the new “built-in-America” 2011 BMW X3. Living in the Snow Belt, I have a great interest in a new sport utility vehicle. What are your thoughts on the BMW? Barry Dear … Continue reading

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1997 BMW 528i

Dear Doctor: I have a 1997 BMW 528i in Orlando, Fla., with the 2.8-liter six-cylinder engine. I’ve been told it needs the head. I wish to keep the car. Can you inform me of any place I can contact that … Continue reading

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