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      01-19-2013, 11:51 AM   #2040
dxb335d
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Welcome mark, could you have just replaced the chain?

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Originally Posted by marklemac View Post
Evening everyone, just a very quick 'hello' to introduce myself.

I'm Mark, and yesterday I picked up a 2009 335d SE coupe in Dark Grey.

Prior to that I had a 2009 123d coupe, beautiful car, fully loaded with every option as it was an ex demo, but unfortunately it began to get the timing chain rattle, only slightly but enough to worry the hell out of me and wondering if I was driving a ticking time bomb and a 4k repair bill. Anyway, I chopped it in and got the 335d.

Wow, what a difference. First impressions:

Inside, slightly larger which is very welcome. Bonnet is much longer !
Much quieter, you can barely hear the engine !
Smooth, the engine is silky smooth and you can hardly feel the gear changes

Looking forward to getting to grips with it over the coming days.

I had iDrive before and I don't have it this time, so need to get used to the menu systems and how to change settings etc.

I'll post up pics and full spec when I get time

Cheers.
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