What does cosmetic wear and tear mean?

many questions (no trust in the workshop)

Hey, have a question. My father drives an e46 limo 323i built in 2000 and 200tkm on the clock. Now my question, he had a Tüv appointment today in an independent workshop and did not come through. He had lost oil in the front although we hadn't had to refill oil since the oil change. They looked through everything. Defects were front stabilizers, tie rods head left, rear axle Bearing of the trailing arm, diff oil and engine oil. Now my questions.

The tie rod end and these bearings from the trailing arm at the rear should be noticed while driving, right? The next thing is the oil loss since the last oil change, he lost oil about 10tkm ago I had initially thought that is the seal on top of the oil filter, but the big zero ring Said that is some kind of valve on the oil filter housing the seal between the oil filter housing and the engine block but you would have to remove the alternator and etc. to agree exactly. He wants to have about 600euro for everything. My father is fed up with that. I have to say winter tires are im Ar ... because you drive like crazy tire service said tissue tired but as soon as he drives on new summer tires, he drives like new.I know it from my e36 limo that he was untrue with the rear axle but you can tell with my father Nix.Exactly like the rear diff my father always has a pop when shifting, even when shifting into gear BMW told me it is the hydromount on the rear of the diff because it is torn free work instead of saying it is the diff inside that pops .... I can't trust him somehow ..... please help please don't be angry because of my spelling is a weakness of mine;)

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First of all, you have to cover 200,000 km with certain other brands with a vehicle that is of the same age, quite a few problem-free.

Do you / your father already know that a motor vehicle is not a maintenance-free system, right? (because of how full you write).

I don't see the fact that a seal slowly goes away from such a vehicle as abnormal.

The other parts you mentioned are wearing parts. Which means that they just have to be exchanged at some point.

So: Your father is fed up, please send details about the Bimmer via PM, I might be interested.

and yes, the "pop" behind should be the hydro mount on the diff. Have changed and it's good. By the way, the hydraulic bearing is also a - wearing part.

As far as the workshop is concerned, that sounds to me more like the typical signs of age of an E46, but not like a supposed rip-off attempt. If you still want to try another workshop, google the web / forum for, for example, independent workshops specializing in BMW or their recommendations / reviews.

@TE

Just forget your contribution - also because of the spelling, I'm still very dizzy - and have the things repaired.

600 € and then you don't feel like it anymore? Or has your dad put thousands of euros in the car in the past few months?

-> I don't think so.

people, I know that there are parts that are subject to wear and tear. But I just wanted to ask if everything is ok ...! No more;) man ....

Don't go so hard with the young :)

But I also join the outposts, it's just wear and tear if nothing has been done to it beforehand.

Are the 600 € fair? No idea, I should see what all the parts cost.

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@TE

Just forget your contribution - also because of the spelling, I'm still very dizzy - and have the things repaired.

600 € and then you don't feel like it anymore? Or has your dad put thousands of euros in the car in other ways in the past few months?

-> I don't think so.

Hey

Anyone who addresses a topic / problem here expects an answer or information on the topic.

Next to it, criticism of the spelling or expression must first be dismissed.

There are definitely other forums for this!

okey ...;) well as I said I just wanted to ask;) because with the e36 you notice everything more when, for example. the rear bearings are defective or the tie rod so I want to ask if you don't really have to notice something;) But I thank you all anyway;) I'm already thinking about whether I will do something myself or we want to save ourselves the work in the cold and let it do it .... But like my father said, he lets it do the week and fine .... If it were summer I would have made tie rod, coupling rods and oil filter housing myself;) Have a nice evening

I would have it done, otherwise it's a good car.

if you look around here in the forum, you will find people who have completely different problems with their vehicle ... with significantly lower mileage.

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people, I know that there are parts that are subject to wear and tear. But I just wanted to ask if everything is ok ...! No more;) man ....

If you know why then the question?

After 14 years, rubber parts become brittle.

Also, not every defect is necessarily to be noticed while driving.

I also agree: let these repairs be carried out and it's good.

The HA diff has a weakness at the point where the cardan shaft is in the HA diff, the grease is lost over time, then there is a "klönk" or "klock" when the load changes. This is purely cosmetic in nature. Fixing this is expensive and, in my opinion, unnecessary. I've been riding the Klönk for around 200 tkm (370 tkm in total) and well ... that's the way it is.

Tie rod ends are important.

What is defective on the stabilizer should be said more precisely - is it the rubber mounts? Or the coupling rods? The stabilizer itself seldom breaks.

Greetings, Frank

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@TE

Just forget your contribution - also because of the spelling, I'm still very dizzy - and have the things repaired.

600 € and then no longer in the mood? Or has your dad put thousands of euros in the car in the past few months?

-> I don't think so.

Hey

Anyone who addresses a topic / problem here expects an answer or information on the topic.

Next to it, criticism of the spelling or expression must first be dismissed.

There are definitely other forums for this!

First of all, please read everything.

The TE wrote himself that he wrote the text in a funny way. That was not a criticism made out of thin air, but rather a "yes, you really wrote something confusing".

Now where was your kind of contribution more helpful?

In order to be able to evaluate whether the 600 € are justified or not, we would have to know exactly what should be done. Get a cost estimate or write everything down and ask on site what costs what.

The workshop will explain to you exactly how the 600 € come about, certainly personally under the car on the lifting platform.

Let me show you everything, that also creates trust,

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Originally written by VW-Malle

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Originally written by a BMW driver fan

Hey

Anyone who addresses a topic / problem here expects an answer or information on the topic.

Next to it, criticism of the spelling or expression must first be dismissed.

There are definitely other forums for this!

First of all, please read everything.

The TE wrote himself that he wrote the text in a funny way. That was not a criticism that was plucked out of thin air, but rather a "yes, you really wrote something confusing".

Now where was your kind of contribution more helpful?

Hey,

my contribution referred specifically to yours. Specifically addressed to you.

Being able to read is one side, understanding the words and their content is another.

No other poster has hit it. You responded to the TE's concern.

This should stimulate you to rethink your words, your contribution.