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      01-12-2013, 05:28 AM   #23
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You can refer to my recent thread called my road to where i am now for some ideas
Just read that, actually. I have some questions. Where can you find E85? And does the JB4 have a map setting for E85?
Have you considered the vishnu procede which i have and this replaced my jb4

I have to say that imho procede piggy back is smoother for track racing an the brand is doing some great r&d

Lets not have a jb4 procede debate its a personal preference
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I know the 07's had them Shiv did a pretty nice review on it;
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...05&postcount=1
If I am not mistaking the 07's came with an LSD; on top of the forge motor. So the 07's may not be a bad option.
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If I am not mistaking the 07's came with an LSD; on top of the forge motor. So the 07's may not be a bad option.
07's do not come with LSD, none of the 335i's do.
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07's do not come with LSD, none of the 335i's do.
True no LSD was available although 135's get one.
Late model 07 sport package 335's get the extra oil cooler as well.
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True no LSD was available although 135's get one.
the one 1er that I know of that got a LSD from the factory was the 1M Coupe.....
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LOL yes.... Dyno numbers in my signature. Track times should prove a little higher numbers. But I'm looking for something a little better on fuel, and trying to avoid paying $3.75 a gallon for diesel.
I'm just jerkin your chain. I know you can some power with the diesels. I've got a Cummins engine that does quite alright.

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Subscribed as i am new to the platform as well and learning much about the JB4 e85 etc.
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I'm just jerkin your chain. I know you can some power with the diesels. I've got a Cummins engine that does quite alright.

Now that is a sick ride! Single turbo? And what kind of vehicle is that swapped into?

And for those interested, my truck is now up for trade/sale for a 335i!
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Now that is a sick ride! Single turbo? And what kind of vehicle is that swapped into?

And for those interested, my truck is now up for trade/sale for a 335i!
It's an actual NHRA Pro Stock Truck. We have 2 of them.



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Subscribed as i am new to the platform as well and learning much about the JB4 e85 etc.
This may not be a good thread for you to learn a lot, the amount of misinformation is astounding.
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07's do not come with LSD, none of the 335i's do.
Correct !. Although if i were in the market for one, it would have to be one with a sport package as the guy above me mentioned. oil cooler is a necessary componet.

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      01-25-2013, 08:26 PM   #35
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Looking at an '07 335i w/ 100k for $13k. Pretty much loaded, but does not have the paddle shifters. Can these be installed? If so, how much will that run?
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      01-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #36
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It all depends....

The longer you keep a BMW, the more the miles, the more maintenance you will have to perform. Questions to ask:

HPFP replaced? These are under warrenty to 120k miles I think but you don't have much mileage left.
Injector recall done?
Water pump replaced? - $400 diy
VANOS solenoids cleaned and/or repaired? - free diy for cleaning
100k service done? ~$1000
Intake valves cleaned? $800 at a dealer, $400 at an indie, free diy
Has it had an alignment recently? - $80-$120
What about brakes? - ~$400 oem rotors and pads, more for upgrades
Has it ever been tuned? Raced?

There are a few other possible issues with the 07s.

In some 07s the motor can move enough for the crank pulley to hit the subframe which can damage the pulley and cause the motor to ingest the serpentine belt.

Certain 07s also have the propensity to blow diodes in the ECU which can also be very expensive to fix.

In either case budget a couple thousand dollars a year for repairs especially since it has higher mileage.

Also if I 4 or 5 grand to spend on engine parts (install myself) I would do the following:

LSD - ~$1500 + $1000 core charge for your whole diff.
Tune - $400-800 depending on which one you use.
Intake - $100 - 400 depending
Catless DPs - $400-800
Intercooler - $500-800
If I had a little left I would also upgrade the charge pipe and replace the diverter valves with aftermarket valves or a blow off valve - $500-600
Don't worry about the exhaust unless you want a different sounds

After that you can decide if you want to use e85 or meth.

Other things to consider:

Gauges - The P3 gauge is pretty nice but there are other options
Suspension - If you like the sport suspension there is little to do here but of course you could spend thousands on coilovers, m3 suspension arms, bushings etc etc. I added the supreme power lowering perches to my sport suspension to level the car out (lowers the front about 0.5")
Wheels and Tires
Etc
Etc
Etc

I have had my 07 for a year with no problems so far. It is an awesome car and I have thoroughly enjoyed it but your mileage will vary.

All the information I have put in this email I found myself on this forum and a few others by taking some time and reading. All the information is already out there. Take some time and educate yourself. As you can tell, you will need it.
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      01-26-2013, 12:08 PM   #37
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It all depends....

The longer you keep a BMW, the more the miles, the more maintenance you will have to perform. Questions to ask:

HPFP replaced? These are under warrenty to 120k miles I think but you don't have much mileage left.
Injector recall done?
Water pump replaced? - $400 diy
VANOS solenoids cleaned and/or repaired? - free diy for cleaning
100k service done? ~$1000
Intake valves cleaned? $800 at a dealer, $400 at an indie, free diy
Has it had an alignment recently? - $80-$120
What about brakes? - ~$400 oem rotors and pads, more for upgrades
Has it ever been tuned? Raced?

There are a few other possible issues with the 07s.

In some 07s the motor can move enough for the crank pulley to hit the subframe which can damage the pulley and cause the motor to ingest the serpentine belt.

Certain 07s also have the propensity to blow diodes in the ECU which can also be very expensive to fix.

In either case budget a couple thousand dollars a year for repairs especially since it has higher mileage.

Also if I 4 or 5 grand to spend on engine parts (install myself) I would do the following:

LSD - ~$1500 + $1000 core charge for your whole diff.
Tune - $400-800 depending on which one you use.
Intake - $100 - 400 depending
Catless DPs - $400-800
Intercooler - $500-800
If I had a little left I would also upgrade the charge pipe and replace the diverter valves with aftermarket valves or a blow off valve - $500-600
Don't worry about the exhaust unless you want a different sounds

After that you can decide if you want to use e85 or meth.

Other things to consider:

Gauges - The P3 gauge is pretty nice but there are other options
Suspension - If you like the sport suspension there is little to do here but of course you could spend thousands on coilovers, m3 suspension arms, bushings etc etc. I added the supreme power lowering perches to my sport suspension to level the car out (lowers the front about 0.5")
Wheels and Tires
Etc
Etc
Etc

I have had my 07 for a year with no problems so far. It is an awesome car and I have thoroughly enjoyed it but your mileage will vary.

All the information I have put in this email I found myself on this forum and a few others by taking some time and reading. All the information is already out there. Take some time and educate yourself. As you can tell, you will need it.
I have learned most of this. We currently have an '06 BMW 325i that we have owned since 50k miles that has been very good to us. It now has 180k miles, so the higher mileage doesn't really scare me much. I plan on keeping it for 3-4 years, and I drive about 10k miles a year.

All the recalls have been done; HPFP and injectors. Not sure about anything else yet. I can probably get the dealer to throw some of that in.

Is there a fix for the motor movement and ECU? And is there anyway I can see all the warranty work performed?
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      01-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #38
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There are service bulletins for the subframe/pulley problem and the ECU problem I think. People have had varying levels of success with getting these problems resolved but unfortunately the problem has to occur first.

If you have the VIN you can call up BMW and they can give you the service history. It is probably a good idea to take the car by BMW for a pre purchase inspection and then you can get the service information there.
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I plan on beating on the car every once in a while. Should I go for an '08?

Also, any idea about paddle shifters? Thanks for your help!!
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Not sure about the paddle shifters. I have a manual.

Most people feel that the 09-10 cars are overall better (better looks, less problems etc).

I feel like if you can find a late 07 (made after June or July) or 08 with low mileage that has been properly taken care of then you should be ok. That is what I told myself anyway.
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