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      05-08-2019, 10:12 AM   #45
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Does anybody know if BMW dealers will "goodwill" the SULEV warranty for cars slightly out of the warranty period?

Bought my '08 128i at 150k miles, so it is technically out of warranty. It rolled over 150k during my test drive and now has about 150,100 miles on it. I have a pesky EAC sensor CEL.
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      05-19-2019, 09:20 AM   #46
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Does anybody know if BMW dealers will "goodwill" the SULEV warranty for cars slightly out of the warranty period?

Bought my '08 128i at 150k miles, so it is technically out of warranty. It rolled over 150k during my test drive and now has about 150,100 miles on it. I have a pesky EAC sensor CEL.
I didn't think they even had the SULEV N51 in 2008.. ?
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      05-20-2019, 12:46 PM   #47
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I didn't think they even had the SULEV N51 in 2008.. ?
It's definitely an SULEV car.
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2011 N51 SULEV issues

Been fighting this thing for quite some time now. Service Engine Soon light every time I turn around. Rough idle, engine shaking bad when engine is screaming, misfires, etc. I have already replaced plugs & wires, both VANOS cylinoids, valve cover, new battery. I have gotten rid of the engine scream & most of the rough idling & the car seems to be driving great but Service Engine Soon light just cam on again & now I'm getting codes 2A7A (cold start/VANOS outlet) & 2A87 (Exhaust VANOS code). Dealership is stating that there is no SULEV warranty bc Virginia does not participate in Emissions but i just found out that Northern Virginia does. Not sure where to go from here. Dealership is going to bust me wide open if I take it there. Any other suggestions from anyone out there?

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Been fighting this thing for quite some time now. Service Engine Soon light every time I turn around. Rough idle, engine shaking bad when engine is screaming, misfires, etc. I have already replaced plugs & wires, both VANOS cylinoids, valve cover, new battery. I have gotten rid of the engine scream & most of the rough idling & the car seems to be driving great but Service Engine Soon light just cam on again & now I'm getting codes 2A7A (cold start/VANOS outlet) & 2A87 (Exhaust VANOS code). Dealership is stating that there is no SULEV warranty bc Virginia does not participate in Emissions but i just found out that Northern Virginia does. Not sure where to go from here. Dealership is going to bust me wide open if I take it there. Any other suggestions from anyone out there?
It sounds like your issue is one or both of your VANOS solenoids. The good news is that replacing these solenoids is a pretty easy DIY and the cost of the solenoids is not that bad (just stay away from the cheap Chinese knockoffs on eBay). Other good news is that the VANOS solenoids are covered by the SULEV warranty.

However, the SULEV warranty period is different for different SULEV states - a fact that my dealer that did SULEV work initially missed in the fine print. Some SULEV states have the full 15yr/150k mile warranty - like CA. Others, like MD have less (7yrs/70k miles).

See attached pic for some of the "fine print" my dealer found after the fact...
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See attached pic for some of the "fine print" my dealer found after the fact...
Thanks for the printout. I am getting periodic Secondary Air System and Lambda Probe codes, so I can use the printout as proof that I have the 15/150,000 coverage.
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