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      01-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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335is owners. How has the reliablity been?

My stock 2012 335is with the DCT has been a blast to drive. I am hearing an engine noise during light acceleration (light clatter around 2-3k) plus a strange noise when shutting down. All of which I will get checked out at the 15k service which is coming soon. Other than that, the car is rock solid.

Have any 335is owners experienced any significant problems and if so at what mileage?
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that's normal
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      01-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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No weird noises with a JB4 G5/ISO & FMIC @ 15K.
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      01-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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      01-08-2013, 05:19 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.

I am also interested in hearing about any significant problems that have developed with the car. I expect that the latest iteration of the N54 would have had all the "bugs" worked out. Most "is" owners probably push their car pretty hard so it's a good test ground for sure.

Mine is a business lease and I am thinking I may want to keep it longer with CPO or extended warranty of course. Time will tell.
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      01-08-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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i hear the same thing
Interesting.

This is my first car with an n54 motor and so I am not sure what normal noises are. I just know that they were not there when new, so i will get this checked out.
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Well it's an N54- it's bound to have problems.
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I think I know what you're talking about. I've been worrying a bit (hopefully for no reason), but I have a lot of engine noise during acceleration like the car is working really hard to get me moving. I'm coming from a turbo charged inline-4 though, so I chalk it up to getting used to the 6-cylinder engine. I haven't noticed much if any performance degradation or any other issue besides some vibration in one of my wheels. Taking it in soon for that... I have 12k miles on her.
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      01-08-2013, 05:57 PM   #9
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22k miles on mine, absolutely no issues...except, it is missing the third pedal
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steering sensor went bad at 30k fuel pump at 35k no issues since mine is 6mt


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My stock 2012 335is with the DCT has been a blast to drive. I am hearing an engine noise during light acceleration (light clatter around 2-3k) plus a strange noise when shutting down. All of which I will get checked out at the 15k service which is coming soon. Other than that, the car is rock solid.

Have any 335is owners experienced any significant problems and if so at what mileage?
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steering sensor went bad at 30k fuel pump at 35k no issues since mine is 6mt
Wow. I would think the fuel pump problems would have been solved by now.
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Sometimes I hear a weird noise too at shut off, but anyway no major problems other than tires the "IS" has been great.
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I think I know what you're talking about. I've been worrying a bit (hopefully for no reason), but I have a lot of engine noise during acceleration like the car is working really hard to get me moving. I'm coming from a turbo charged inline-4 though, so I chalk it up to getting used to the 6-cylinder engine. I haven't noticed much if any performance degradation or any other issue besides some vibration in one of my wheels. Taking it in soon for that... I have 12k miles on her.
The noise in mine is a bit different. Very light throttle and engine load through the rpm band. At about 2k a clatter starts and then passes. If I let up a little and the rpm drops down, it passes through the clatter again then goes away.
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Sometimes I hear a weird noise too at shut off, but anyway no major problems other than tires the "IS" has been great.
Yes, I love the car and I don't mind the brickstones. I like the steering response which I believe is enhanced by the stiff sidewalls. The only thing I don't like about the RFTs is the rear end "skip" in the middle of a bumpy corner. Most of the roads here in socal are fairly smooth though.
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HPFP replaced before I bought my 2008. Since acquiring it I have had to have coil packs replaced along with plugs and the steering angle sensor. Other than that it has been strictly wear and tear.

I did have the BMW PPK put in...
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      01-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #16
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Sometimes I hear a weird noise too at shut off, but anyway no major problems other than tires the "IS" has been great.
Oh the run flats... my only problem as well.
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      01-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #17
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2011 6MT 'is' with 19k miles here. Been great so far. Just need a new set of rear tires now and that's going to be $$$. :-(

The car is a blast, however...and manages to thrill me every single day.
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      01-08-2013, 09:49 PM   #18
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2007 335i sedan owner here. I'm generally a law abiding driver. Have been issue free so far. Just need to change my oil housing gasket at some point.
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the battery might be dying...
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      01-09-2013, 01:00 AM   #20
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I, too, had to +oil around 3500mi, but then changed the oil at 7500.
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      01-09-2013, 09:46 AM   #22
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I have about 5k on my 2012 'is' and no problems so far (knock on wood...lol).
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