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I was told to change my valve gasket and valve cover. Should I?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Five years is a bit on the early side to have a leaking valve cover gasket. The labor time is 3 hours to replace that gasket and YourMechanic typically charges around $400 (part and labor)...
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Windshield washer leaking
This would be due to a crack in your windshield washer fluid reservoir on your 2011 BMW 328 xDrive. It is likely a very small crack if it took a whole day to leak out. Most of the time this...
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Replace run flat tires
If you have run flat tires on your 2011 BMW 328 xDrive and that is your only restriction, then yes, you can only buy one tire and get away with it. If your vehicle is an all-wheel drive, you would...
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Trunk will not open
The trunk on your 2011 BMW 328i most likely has a power open button. If the battery is not in the vehicle, the vehicle has no power and therefore electrical components will not work. The best recommendation I have for...
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High voltage alternator
Most alternators have a voltage regulator integrated within them. This voltage regulator is responsible for making sure that the battery is charged right around 14 volts. If your alternator is producing 17 volts, it is almost a certainty that the...
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Revving out of control
It sounds like you may have an issue with your idle air control valve on your 2011 BMW 328i. The idle air control valve is responsible for keeping the RPMs within a certain range during idling at a stop. If...
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Car rough idles and worse when engine is warm - 2008 BMW 528i
Hey there. You should first check for any problem codes. Next, check for vacuum leaks. Third, check out the idle air control valve - clean it if possible. A professional mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, can help with this diagnosis...
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Engine Stutter On Acceleration
It's likely that If you were to scan the engine controller, (ECU) you would probably find several misfire codes. The misfire codes can indicate specifically which cylinder if malfunctioning. Your model car has a history of coil and ignition module...
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Spark plug replacement on 2011 BMW 328xi
Your vehicle was equipped with 100,000 mile spark plugs. The first recommended change is at 100,000 miles. If a Diagnostic Trouble Code has led you to test the ignition system and you find that an individual plug over coil tests...
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When starting my car in morning for first time it takes time to start and has a delayed start. What could it be?
Hi there. Check the battery to your vehicle and see if the battery has a full charge. If the battery has a low charge, then charge the battery and load test the battery. If the battery will no pass a...
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Heater does not blow hot air.
Hi there. Check the coolant level in the radiator and make sure that its full. Check the heater core valve near the firewall in the engine compartment and see if valve is working. Feel the heater hoses before the valve...
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do i need to take my car to BMW for an oil change or brake fluid flush
In regard to your question, the criteria of relevance insofar as "who" should work on your car is simply that the person you select is appropriately trained, skilled, as knowledgeable as possible, knows how to follow instructions, and is conscientious,...
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Car wont start. 2011 BMW 328xi
Hi - this "stalling and won't restart" problem could have several causes, so extracting the problem codes that turned on the "!" indicator is the first step. A failing fuel pump (fuse, relay or the pump itself), or a crankshaft...
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Replacing a harmonic balancer pulley
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2011 BMW 328i xDrive. If only the pulley was removed, and nothing inside the timing covers, then you should be fine. No worries. If you run into any issues or need assistance with...
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I went in for an oil change at about 48k miles; now maintenance light keeps coming on.
Your vehicle has sub menus for oil, brakes, emissions, and other categories of maintenance. If you are referring to the oil maintenance reminder symbol, that reminder is based on elapsed time as well as vehicle operating conditions. So, even though...
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Water Pump/Thermostat
Hi There, In some cases it is necessary to supply the VIN number in order for the dealer to determine your exact specific model. The VIN number denotes several key characteristics about the car all the way down to the...
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BMW shakes a little at lower speeds and rpms
Hello, thank you for writing in. Shaking can come from a variety of components. Unfortunately in a situation like this, you will have to take it one step at a time if nothing is found to be physically damaged upon...
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Shaking
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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Should I worry about the water pump in my 2011 BMW 328i
Hello. I would not recommend changing the water pump unless there is an issue with it. It is common for the water pump to fail, but it does show signs of leakage first. ANy good mechanic can check it to...
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How much to repair a u-joint on 2009 bmw 328i all wheel drive x drive? 2009 BMW 328xi
Hello - I believe, from your symptoms, that you have either a bad flex disk, or a bad transmission mount. The flex disk connects the transmission to the front of the (rearward-facing) driveshaft. It is a giant rubber/fiber doughnut, and...

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