- BMW crank pulley woes.
Id get a second opinion from another BMW specialist garage. Say that you can occasionally hear a noise and you think its coming from the belt area. Unfortunately I dont trust anyone but someone I was friends with before.
It may be only just starting to go but have miles yet and they are just being overly cautious.Posted 3 years ago
Hi All,Posted 3 years ago
Does anyone know about BMW 320ds? My 2010 36,000 mile 320d went in to an independent garage for a service recently, I have used them before for different cars, and had come to trust them. This time they told me the crank pulley needs changing because it was making a noise. (£400 bill)
I cannot hear any noise at all, no noise or vibration. I have looked at the pulley and it looks like new. I cannot see any perishing rubber or feel any slack or movement.
Do they fail at 36,000 miles? would the deterioration be obvious?
I replaced my own on the van at 110k, really easy to work on though as there’s loads of space in the engine bay. The part cost about 40 quid from GSF and took about an hour including getting tools out and putting away again.Posted 3 years ago
Symptoms on mine where a rattling sound when driving. £400 sounds ridiculous though, definitely get another opinionchrisdieselMember
Does seem a lot for a crank pully. If it’s worn/noisy it’s obviously a rubber damped type and Peugeot/citroen use that type on diesels part only is @£100 but as some one has said GSF do an slightly lower quality one for £40 that I’ve use on my car for 40k and still working. Go on the GSF web site put your reg in and get the price for your self. Good luckPosted 3 years ago
So are you saying you now don’t trust them?
Like I said, I can’t see or hear anything wrong with it. I wouldn’t expect something like that to fail at 36k miles, and I def got the feeling that someone was telling me “porkies”Posted 3 years ago
I had a look on gsf, the pulley costs 195 on its own, with the belt and other bits, the parts come to 245 quid!
I will take it to another BMW garage for another opinion.
Many thanks for the advice.
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