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      03-30-2017, 11:16 AM   #1
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Question Purchasing a E90 Facelift 325d M Sport

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Been a while since I have been active on this forum!

I have had my E90 320d for 7 years now which has finally died (electrical problem) after 250k miles!

Im now looking at getting a 325d M Sport which is a facelift model (2010) and just wanted to find out what the difference is between this and my old E90 (55 plate)

Apart from the obvious (325 as apposed to 320 and the new one is m sport instead of SE) what else is different between the pre and post facelift??

Also on a different note, has anyone had any experience with these guys

http://www.midwaycarsalesltd.co.uk/

PS i think i posted this in the wrong forum previously
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      04-02-2017, 03:06 PM   #2
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      04-02-2017, 03:14 PM   #3
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There must be dozens of threads relating to the LCI upgrade. I have had both cars and the LCI is an improvement IMO. The front end is the most obvious change and I was no fan of the original grille. The bonnet looks smoother and more streamlined now. Rear lights are different, but other than that, there are a few minor changes inside the car. The engines all seem to have changed over the years, but not to coincide with the LCI upgrade.

The 325d changed to the N57 engine at some point and this is (said to be) an improvement.
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      04-02-2017, 04:37 PM   #4
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If it's idrive, it'll be the newer one, plus there is a good chance it's the detuned 330D, which means it'll map the same as a 330D
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      04-02-2017, 04:54 PM   #5
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Thanks Jeff and mrbubba.

It's this one here.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...?atmobcid=soc3

It does have idrive. Got 100k on the clock. Anything i should be concerned about? My last E90 320d pure facelift died after 250k! Served me well lol
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      04-03-2017, 09:17 AM   #6
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Can you have a coupe as mines up for sale and is in amazing condition and in the same colour 😉
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Can you have a coupe as mines up for sale and is in amazing condition and in the same colour 😉
Funny as I was actually looking at Coupes but i heard they are not baby friendly..
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      04-03-2017, 09:22 AM   #8
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Got Isofix front and back and seats fold down on mine 😉
IMHO I think if I had the choice of buying a car from a garage or a forum member I'd much rather a forum member due to the post history and you can see any issue's they've had. . . Plus you have more knowledge than the average punter 😊
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what spec/condition/price we talking?
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Pm'd you mate.
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I have a LCI car, and its amazing how much 'newer' the facelift makes the saloon / touring look!

In terms of the engine, there is a common misconception that because a 325d is a LCI then it means it has the same, newer, engine as the 330d.

The LCI brought a new engine to the 325d and 330d - but at different times.

330d was a N57 from the launch of LCI
325d was a M57 from launch of LCI until 03/2010 when it became a detuned N57

If you are lucky and get a N57 engined one, then you can have big gains from mapping (e.g 100bhp increase!)

The M57 is still a great engine though, so it depends of budget and spec really!
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Got the car now. picked up last week. Well happy apart from a couple of niggles

1) passenger side headlight washer is stuck and doesn't go down itself so getting that replaced.
2) Also going to get it detailed and some paint correction to remove minor marks etc.
3) Finally the rear wheel has a little mark on the inside which seems to have been done when the seller got new tyres put on
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Got the car now. picked up last week. Well happy apart from a couple of niggles

1) passenger side headlight washer is stuck and doesn't go down itself so getting that replaced.
2) Also going to get it detailed and some paint correction to remove minor marks etc.
3) Finally the rear wheel has a little mark on the inside which seems to have been done when the seller got new tyres put on
If those are the only issues you have done well.
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Cool Update and Service

So just to update, so far so good . No issues (touch wood) and still looks great after a good clean. In fact attached are some pics of a recent cleaning session couple of weeks ago.

Done about 11k miles since I got it and it was serviced so although its not due a service i would like to do an interim one anyway.

2 questions

1) What are peoples thoughts about vacuum pumps for oil changes rather than jacking up and doing the traditional way...

2) What oil and how much for a 2010 E90 325D M Sport - (is it 7.5 or 8.5 litres and I think its any 5w/30w oil?)

Thanks in advance.
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Fine looking car, clean and straight. Nice plate.

Mine was de-badged when I bought it and I quite liked that aspect.
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So just to update, so far so good . No issues (touch wood) and still looks great after a good clean. In fact attached are some pics of a recent cleaning session couple of weeks ago.

Done about 11k miles since I got it and it was serviced so although its not due a service i would like to do an interim one anyway.

2 questions

1) What are peoples thoughts about vacuum pumps for oil changes rather than jacking up and doing the traditional way...

2) What oil and how much for a 2010 E90 325D M Sport - (is it 7.5 or 8.5 litres and I think its any 5w/30w oil?)

Thanks in advance.
i use a vacuum syphon pump for oil changes,and its a doddle,although i do have a sloped road and my driveway to put the car on,this way i can get the dipstick area to the lowest point,so all of the oil comes out,got mine from e bay and was only around 15 done 4 oil changes and its still good,do not have the oil too hot though,a little 3 mile journey is fine then wait 5-10 mins before oil extraction
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This maybe a bit of a stupid question, but what is the advantage of using a vacuum syphon pump for oil changes cos surely you still have to get under the car to replace the filter?
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Forget that. Just seen online that the oil filter is up top!
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Forget that. Just seen online that the oil filter is up top!
yeh nick its just a 36mm socket if i remember rightly,but watch out for it being a litle tight and go gentle releasing it,they are plastic and can crack,mine was pretty tight but just steady pressure and a decent long tool which will give more torque/purchase to undo it...much better than getting under car,you will have folk saying it dont get all the oil out,well a normal oil change doesnt either,just make sure you can get the dipstick area as the lowest point so all the oil congregates in that area where the syphon tube will sit.
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Forget that. Just seen online that the oil filter is up top!
yeh nick its just a 36mm socket if i remember rightly,but watch out for it being a litle tight and go gentle releasing it,they are plastic and can crack,mine was pretty tight but just steady pressure and a decent long tool which will give more torque/purchase to undo it...much better than getting under car,you will have folk saying it dont get all the oil out,well a normal oil change doesnt either,just make sure you can get the dipstick area as the lowest point so all the oil congregates in that area where the syphon tube will sit.
is it 36 or 32?
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i might be getting mixed up with my st..st was deffo 36 mm coz i had to buy the socket as i only had upto 32 mm,so it could well be 32 mm..wouldnt care ive just done my e46 and they are the same size,
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