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      01-28-2015, 10:10 PM   #1
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Getting irritated with my 335i.. thinking about selling it

Really thinking about selling my 335i and moving to an audi or something else.. Just lately seems to be one problem after another..

Clutch goes.. replaced with stage 2..
Now i am chasing a misfire in Cylinder 3..

Replaced all spark plugs, and coil packs.. And replaced the injector..

What a pain in the ass still misfiring.. ugh


On top of that.. brake sensor broke.. which is just annoying and im throwing about 12 codes..

This is just a RANT thread.. sorry i just needed to say something
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      01-28-2015, 10:18 PM   #2
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I'm there too, I've been trying to get an S4 at a reasonable price, can't wait to get rid of this 335i, way too many issues.
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      01-28-2015, 10:25 PM   #3
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sorry to hear that gentleman. So far I've been fairly lucky with mine. Wish you the best of luck in your search for a proper car for yourselves.


Personally I am getting the new Q60 Coupe (concept) that drops next year. Twin Turbo v6... and it will have that Nissan reliability
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      01-28-2015, 10:26 PM   #4
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I recently had the misfire issue too. Replaced coils plugs, the injector, and cleaned intake valves and vanos solenoids. Ended up having to replace all injectors. Problem solved. Probably not what you wanted to hear. I assume you coded the injector After installing.

Bummer about your recent luck. I think all brands have their issues. I've left BMW before and always have come back. IMHO it's not greener on the other side.

Good luck with the repairs.
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      01-28-2015, 10:30 PM   #5
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I was following the clutch thread. How did it turn out.
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      01-28-2015, 10:30 PM   #6
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Every time I read negative thread I noticed it's always cars with n54 engines :S I bought a 2011 335i (n55) and FINALLY take possession of it tomorrow... Am I looking at the same fate or are n55 engine actually a good revise engine of the N54?
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      01-28-2015, 10:33 PM   #7
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Every time I read negative thread I noticed it's always cars with n54 engines :S I bought a 2011 335i (n55) and FINALLY take possession of it tomorrow... Am I looking at the same fate or are n55 engine actually a good revise engine of the N54?
N54 = More power & modability
N55 = slightly less power & modability but way more reliable


It's either or. Personally I don't mind the problems and enjoy the power increases. But I completely see why people choose the N55. Way less of a headache.
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      01-28-2015, 11:03 PM   #8
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N54 = More power & modability
N55 = slightly less power & modability but way more reliable


It's either or. Personally I don't mind the problems and enjoy the power increases. But I completely see why people choose the N55. Way less of a headache.
Well coming from an e46 325i to a 335i n55... I think I will be plenty happy haha
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Sell it and buy a miata.
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      01-28-2015, 11:11 PM   #10
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i feel you man i just got my 335i 3 months ago and that thing has given nothing but problems lol but i dont mind i love working on it doing research ive learned a lot how to fix and install stuff my first bmw too.
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I'm there too, I've been trying to get an S4 at a reasonable price, can't wait to get rid of this 335i, way too many issues.
Ehh. I thought the same for a while but before you jump ship. Do some google searches on s4 oil consumption and resulting engine rebuilds. Assuming you're looking at v6t, which really should be v6s haha
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      01-28-2015, 11:22 PM   #12
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I'm not quite sure that going the Audi route will be any better for you. Audi/VW have been riddled with issues/recalls/lawsuits for a good portion of their engines anywhere from oil consumption/sludge/valve issues etc etc.

Being the "mechanically inclined buddy" (not a professional by any means) it seems like my friends who drive Audi/VW have waaaaaaaaaaaaay more issues than i do with my E90 330i. and i have more miles than them.

My GF drives an 07 Jetta with the 2.5 and that has to be the worst car on planet earth... i swear i cant get ahead of that thing. The instant i fix 1 thing 2 other things break. Currently i am working on making some time to do both the Oil pan gasket, transmission pan gasket, valve cover gasket. Not to mention trying to figure out why her climate control works sporadically. This of course after having done 2 CV axles, brakes, ambient air temp sensor, coils, spark plugs, bushings, all filters, 3 idler pulleys and 2 drive belts in the last 3 months.

My godson drives an A4 (2.0T) and we've probably sank $5k+ into that one the last couple of years in just parts.

Oh yea and my BMW has at least 40k more miles than either one of those 2 cars.
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      01-28-2015, 11:24 PM   #13
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sorry to hear that gentleman. So far I've been fairly lucky with mine. Wish you the best of luck in your search for a proper car for yourselves.


Personally I am getting the new Q60 Coupe (concept) that drops next year. Twin Turbo v6... and it will have that Nissan reliability
I saw an article about that Infiniti. They definitely caught my attention with that announcement
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      01-28-2015, 11:47 PM   #14
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I have an 01 s4 and that thing has just as many issues as my e93. Sure it has alot more miles but honestly every car is going to give you headaches at some point. Stick with it and try to diagnose a bit more instead of throwing money at it (not sure how you diagnosed your issue but just throwing it out there). If I were you i'd try to find a local e90 guru to try to lend you a hand in trying to straighten out your car. Best of luck to you!
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      01-29-2015, 08:14 AM   #15
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Hmm most of the problems this car has are known about and well documented. I'm in the same boat as you I got my car 9 months ago at 31k miles currently at 50k. I've replaced pretty much all the common things and now I'm looking forward to a peaceful 5 years.

It's funny you think the Audi will have less issues and be easier to deal with... That's the car I originally wanted and opted to go with the 335i due to it being more reliable. If you want reliability get an N52 engine car X28i/x and do an intake mod on it for power.

BMW has been pretty good about warrantying/doing recalls on problematic components. Audi not at all, they don't even acknowledge alot of the issues. Also think of it this way (thank you Audi Salesman) BMW sells more 3 series than Audi's entire line up. If your buying a used german car you should really do your research it before buying. I'd say even be mechanically inclined or have money to pay for repairs. This still applies to modern Asian performance vehicles but only about half as much.

BTW my car has the same issues as yours, it only misfires at startup on somewhat cold days though. On cylinder 3. I'll let you know if I figure it out.

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      01-29-2015, 08:23 AM   #16
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I also usually look at the build year of the car with the problems. Just my opinion, but owners of 07's seem to have way more problems than any other year.
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      01-29-2015, 08:27 AM   #17
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I recently had the misfire issue too. Replaced coils plugs, the injector, and cleaned intake valves and vanos solenoids. Ended up having to replace all injectors. Problem solved. Probably not what you wanted to hear. I assume you coded the injector After installing.

Bummer about your recent luck. I think all brands have their issues. I've left BMW before and always have come back. IMHO it's not greener on the other side.

Good luck with the repairs.

I did not code the injector, can you point me to a DIY on how to?
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      01-29-2015, 08:36 AM   #18
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I actually felt the same way two weeks ago with my Audi that i got rid of and went back into BMW. I think it all has to do with the car itself and luck. You ever hear people say this car is great never had a problem then another person having the same car say they had tons of issues.
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      01-29-2015, 08:48 AM   #19
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I know the N54 has it's quirks, but what about driving habits and aftermarket parts? Wouldn't that extend longevity significantly for those who don't mod theirs? I notice a lot of the people with issues, typically have quite a few mods as well, which tells me they don't feather the gas pedal, or ease into curves.. j/w..?
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      01-29-2015, 09:05 AM   #20
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My GF drives an 07 Jetta with the 2.5 and that has to be the worst car on planet earth... i swear i cant get ahead of that thing. The instant i fix 1 thing 2 other things break. Currently i am working on making some time to do both the Oil pan gasket, transmission pan gasket, valve cover gasket. Not to mention trying to figure out why her climate control works sporadically. This of course after having done 2 CV axles, brakes, ambient air temp sensor, coils, spark plugs, bushings, all filters, 3 idler pulleys and 2 drive belts in the last 3 months.
My wife has a 2010 VW Jetta 2.5 5SPD MT and its been the best car we've ever owned and stupid easy to work on (cheap too)... Moral of the story is that any car can either be a constant headache or a the best car you've ever owned regardless of manufacturer.. Doing PM helps but ultimately its a luck of the draw IMO. In the last 5 yrs ive spent less than $400 on the car (couple oil changes and I did brake pads/plugs/coils myself) and we are at 120k+ or something like that right now.. Love that car.
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sorry to hear that gentleman. So far I've been fairly lucky with mine. Wish you the best of luck in your search for a proper car for yourselves.


Personally I am getting the new Q60 Coupe (concept) that drops next year. Twin Turbo v6... and it will have that Nissan reliability
Nissan reliability, don't make me laugh. I had a Nissan Pathfinder before I got my explorer and the thing had 60k (kilometers not miles) on it and broke down more than my 335i. What a lump. I had my starter go, my battery go, abs sensors, then the plastic timing chain guides went, that was a 1300$ repair (luckley covered under warranty). Then the Rad exploded internally leaking coolant into the transmission. Then it started throwing CEL codes similar to our vanos, Variable valve timing solenoids, turns out it wasn't that but a problem with oil flow in the head that couldn't be fixed..... so Bye bye Nissan. I love the GTR but you can be damn sure the only way I'd own one was with an extended warranty. I bought my Ford explorer new and I have over 100k on it and the only thing replaced was a tie rod end.
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      01-29-2015, 09:39 AM   #22
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I'm not sure how many miles you have but I do not see anything out of the ordinary. Usually you need to replace all plugs, coils and injectors as there is no way around it. Then next could be water pump, maybe turbos and few HPFPs.

Injectors is an easy diy:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=651538

What worries me more, but will happen to most cars are repairs like oil pan gasket and valve cover gasket. I'm worried more about oil pan gasket as it is a huge job.
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