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Dealer Bullsh1t check

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Car is in the stealers for some minor things with one of the being that the car rolls a bit (2-3 inches) after the handbrake has been applied when on a slope.

Now Mr stealer says this is a 'quirk' and quite common for BMW's, but my bullsh1t radar thinks otherwise as I've never had this with any car I've ever driven, even other BMWs!

Thoughts please....

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If it's an auto then I call bullsh*t.  The handbrake is fecked and the 3-4" roll is the car settling onto the parklock.

 

If it's manual and you're leaving it in gear, ditto.  

 

If it's manual and you're leaving it in neutral then I haven't a clue but have never encountered this on any of the BMWs I've owned.

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It's a manual and we don't leave it in gear, I'll challenge them more when I pick it up later.

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Is this not because the handbrake gubbins is separate to the brakes? My X5 does this and I always assumed it to be that.

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None of my last 3 3 series' have done this? 1st auto, next 2 manual.

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It is VERY common in the X5 and X6 autos but not by 2-3 inches.

 

The X5 would move a good inch, maybe 1.5, the X6 does it by about 2cm.

 

It is usually on the cars before Stop/Start and remote ignition, where the key slots into the dash.

Edited by NewNiceMrMe

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Mine does this but I know my handbrake needs tightening.

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My BM has a shite handbrake. I feel like I'm going to snap the cable I have to pull it so high.

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If they're all manual cars then I think it is nothing more than getting the handbrake checked and tightened.

 

In the auto's, it is certainly a characteristic in some models.  I smell bullshit on manual transmission cars though if it is being said this is 'normal'.

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It's totally normal. All the BMWs I have owned do it. It's just due to the longitudinal compliance in the rear suspension.

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I dunno. I am familiar with the rollback on autos from when I drive in Canada but here when I put on handbrake on "normally" I get that rollback but when I really yank it up, I get none

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Never had handbrake roll in my 318i, the 320d SE, both E46's M3's or the Z4 35i.

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To be fair MrMe, your Z4 had no suspension compliance to allow for this!

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