E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > e90i m-sport problem



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-11-2006, 07:28 AM   #1
mighty chipster
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E90i M-Sport
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northamptonshire -UK

Posts: 44
iTrader: (0)

e90i m-sport problem

Guys,

Owned a e90 m sport 320 (manual) since march and I have been experiencing a sporadic issue.

It is more noticeable in 1st gear (more agressive due to the high gear?), but when I pull away from standstill in first gear all is well for the first second or so then the engine cuts power, the car then gives you the impression it wants to stall, then a second or so later acceleration is returned and all is well again. Almost like serious turbo lag or when you are in the wrong gear, like 5th instead of 2nd for example and the car struggles to adapt.

It occurs in 1st but 2nd and 3rd. It also occurs when rolling along toward a roundabout (for example) and if I was to pull away in second gear and again I experience the above issue.

Now, my problem is that the car has already been with my local dealer for 5 days and they have checked everything, sent reports off to BMW UK, road tested and the engineer cannot replicate the issue or find a "log" in the management software.

I have since had the cam & crank sensor replaced to no avail.

Some would say that it was my driving style, but it has happend to my wife too.

Today had a meeting with BMW area service representative who took the car for a quick drive with me and he too experienced it first hand. He will be getting back to me soon.

Thoughts please!!
mighty chipster is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-11-2006, 10:39 AM   #2
SoYank
Major General
 
SoYank's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E90 335i MT
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Brighton, Colorado

Posts: 7,501
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via Yahoo to SoYank Send a message via Skype™ to SoYank
Quote:
Originally Posted by mighty chipster
Guys,

Owned a e90 m sport 320 (manual) since march and I have been experiencing a sporadic issue.

It is more noticeable in 1st gear (more agressive due to the high gear?), but when I pull away from standstill in first gear all is well for the first second or so then the engine cuts power, the car then gives you the impression it wants to stall, then a second or so later acceleration is returned and all is well again. Almost like serious turbo lag or when you are in the wrong gear, like 5th instead of 2nd for example and the car struggles to adapt.

It occurs in 1st but 2nd and 3rd. It also occurs when rolling along toward a roundabout (for example) and if I was to pull away in second gear and again I experience the above issue.

Now, my problem is that the car has already been with my local dealer for 5 days and they have checked everything, sent reports off to BMW UK, road tested and the engineer cannot replicate the issue or find a "log" in the management software.

I have since had the cam & crank sensor replaced to no avail.

Some would say that it was my driving style, but it has happend to my wife too.

Today had a meeting with BMW area service representative who took the car for a quick drive with me and he too experienced it first hand. He will be getting back to me soon.

Thoughts please!!
Was the service rep driving or were you when it happened? If it was the service rep driving then it can't be your driving style. Either way, you can get a bit of comfort knowing that the dealership can't say it's all in your head and there's nothing wrong.

There are so many different things that are intertwined with this vehicle -- software, sensors, hardware -- that could be causing this problem. You'd think, though, if it were a sensor or software it would be logged in the computer.

Unless you've racked up a massive amount of miles in six months (like the Land's End to John O'Groats run several dozen times) the warrantee should take care of it. Alas, you're without the car while the service department scratches the head (or other body parts as needed).
__________________
2009 E90 335i Montego Blue Black Leather Burl Walnut 6MT US Spec
SatNav ZPP ZCW 6FL TPMS iDrive PDC HWS Xenons BMW Assist Power Rear Sunshade Logic 7
European Taillights Rear Foglamp OEM Alarm PicoTray DataToys XM-DVR Multi-view Processor
Quaife ATB LSD Short Shift Knob Hartge Anti-Roll Bars AP Racing Front Brakes 19" Style 269
SoYank is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-11-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
NFS
Major General
 
NFS's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i m-sport LCI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UK

Posts: 9,214
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoYank
Was the service rep driving or were you when it happened? If it was the service rep driving then it can't be your driving style. Either way, you can get a bit of comfort knowing that the dealership can't say it's all in your head and there's nothing wrong.

There are so many different things that are intertwined with this vehicle -- software, sensors, hardware -- that could be causing this problem. You'd think, though, if it were a sensor or software it would be logged in the computer.

Unless you've racked up a massive amount of miles in six months (like the Land's End to John O'Groats run several dozen times) the warrantee should take care of it. Alas, you're without the car while the service department scratches the head (or other body parts as needed).
Unlimited milage warranty - so it's going to be covered. My guess is an engine management problem of some sort.

Just insist on a replacement car, while yours is with them.
__________________
NFS is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-12-2006, 02:26 AM   #4
mighty chipster
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E90i M-Sport
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northamptonshire -UK

Posts: 44
iTrader: (0)

update

Had the car in yesterday at the dealership and had the BMW area service representative come out for a test drive with me.

Fortunately, we (he) was able to replicate the issue. He drove.

Since that meeting he has now come back with a possible known issue and fix.

Apparently the 2.0 litre engine in the e90 is the same as BMW put in the X3 and there has been a VVT problem that was indentified and fixed.

It was "valve lift of VVT raise from 0.3 - 0.8"

Does that make sense to anyone?

Anyhow, booked in next week for the fix! Hurrah!
mighty chipster is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-12-2006, 07:35 AM   #5
ES-Jet
Second Lieutenant
 
ES-Jet's Avatar
 
Drives: 320d ES
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, UK

Posts: 227
iTrader: (0)

Fingers crossed for you!
__________________
320d ES - SG - 156 alloys, sunroof, PDC -GONE

320D SE on order
ES-Jet is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-12-2006, 10:30 AM   #6
SoYank
Major General
 
SoYank's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E90 335i MT
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Brighton, Colorado

Posts: 7,501
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via Yahoo to SoYank Send a message via Skype™ to SoYank
Hope it gets fixed pretty quick. Bring it up to Donington on the 23rd and run the fix in real well.
__________________
2009 E90 335i Montego Blue Black Leather Burl Walnut 6MT US Spec
SatNav ZPP ZCW 6FL TPMS iDrive PDC HWS Xenons BMW Assist Power Rear Sunshade Logic 7
European Taillights Rear Foglamp OEM Alarm PicoTray DataToys XM-DVR Multi-view Processor
Quaife ATB LSD Short Shift Knob Hartge Anti-Roll Bars AP Racing Front Brakes 19" Style 269
SoYank is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:00 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST