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      03-21-2010, 12:04 AM   #23
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+1 to op!! 3rd hpfp replacement this week in 10 months of owning a brand new e90. Let's see what my options will be once i get to chat with dealer.
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      03-21-2010, 12:38 AM   #24
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dam, that sucks op , I hope u enjoy your next car whatever it may be and dunn have any problems with it. Unfortunately as everybody is saying these n54 engines are a true hit or miss. They really are finicky motors, but Im sure if you give it another go with bmw, you could get a reliable car. best a luck
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      03-21-2010, 12:58 AM   #25
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Sorry to heard that...Maybe look at the M3s e46 or e9X...Audi S4 isn't a bad choice. My car has been fine and dandy
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      03-21-2010, 03:16 AM   #26
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I had 7 fuel pumps 2 times injectors 1 time turbos 2 times wastegates and few other minor problems but i still like the 335 more than my previous cars cause at least the 335 has known problems that can be fixed at dealers and 335 takes a beating, at least my car. I was tuned since 200 miles on odo and i beat my car driven 60k+ in 1 and half year span. I did that kinda of driving on my 05 TL, 06 Maxima, 05 G35, 02 Boxster and beat those cars to but they sure didnt throw any "limp modes" but sure didnt take the beating to good either. Something was wrong with the car but problem was nowhere to be found until the car breaks down for good. At least the BMW/335 has known problems and IMHO takes a good beating and dealers gives you BMW loaners and fix the car no charge. I really cant complain. 335 defitnitly isnt a POS tho.
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      03-21-2010, 04:38 AM   #27
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I have just about had it with this car. With just 26,000 miles I have had a fuel pump replaced 4 injectors replaced. Both turbo's replaced and today the car threw a check engine again. It was running really ruff and even shut off on me when I was slowing to stop. This car is no longer reliable or safe. It is ridiculous that I paid so much money for a car that in my books is a lemon. Needless to say I will be getting rid of this car within the next couple of months and it wont be replaced by another BMW.

Sorry for the rant. I just needed to vent.
wtf is in that fuel..?
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      03-21-2010, 05:08 AM   #28
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It's a damn shame BMW has allowed these problems on the N54 engine to exist for four model years and counting. You have to wonder how many customers they will lose before these issues become a priority and are properly resolved?
probably not too many lol
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      03-21-2010, 05:20 AM   #29
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my e92 is being bought back by bmwna. they replaced the fuel not too long ago and now as i wait to return her bak in, i'm already starting to see noticeable cranks....

gettin my Mini Cooper S soon.
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      03-21-2010, 05:24 AM   #30
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dude, u're in san diego! the attorney i hav is located in san diego, pm me for details, my e92 had 36k miles now and they helped me lemon my bmw.
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      03-21-2010, 05:50 AM   #31
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the hard part was getting specific tools needed for the install
it was fairly easy other than that
and ive had little experience in the engine
bmwna covers it for 10 yr / 120k miles, why did you do it yourself?
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      03-21-2010, 07:31 AM   #32
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I would get a 5.0 and save tons of cash! 411HP and they look really good with the redisgned rear end! I am seriously considering one when I get my next car. M3 power for 30k. Not bad
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      03-21-2010, 07:45 AM   #33
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bmwna covers it for 10 yr / 120k miles, why did you do it yourself?
He said he lost his warranty
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      03-21-2010, 08:08 AM   #34
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That would be all it would take for me to ditch BMW for good too. Good luck with your next brand!
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      03-21-2010, 08:44 AM   #35
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I just clocked 67000 miles....took my car to dealer couple weeks ago due to wastegate rattle and they decided to replace my turbos by themselves....! that aside, the car has been stellar for me and I drive it pretty hard w' a tune ever since it had 2K on it (turboTuner)...I guess it's def a hit or miss from what I've seen. sorry to hear your bad experiences, is def a keeper for me.
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      03-21-2010, 08:52 AM   #36
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To the OP, were you stock during this time or not?
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      03-21-2010, 10:12 AM   #37
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ive been through a handful of fuel pumps, had my turbos and injectors replaced, thermostat replaced and the list goes on. i lost my warranty about a month or so back so i had to buy a hpfp with my own money and install it myself
now this hpfp is dying also.
and i need to replace the thermostat again
this car is such bs
Why would you install the HPFP yourself. Warranty coverage on the HPFP till 120,000 miles??
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      03-21-2010, 10:19 AM   #38
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Sorry to the OP...I'm 30K in on my '08xi and still on my original HPFP ::knock on wood:: lol
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      03-21-2010, 10:55 AM   #39
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it's amazing how it or miss it is... that's the most puzzling thing. some folks need many fuel pumps and injectors and such.. other folks don't need anything.
Dude I know. I was thinking the same thing - my 335 has had one HPFP and it wasn't even really bad; they just replaced it to replace it (I'm not kidding).

I am in love with the N54; I think it is a wonderful engine. I do feel really bad for people that do pony up the cash for one and it's a POS.

To the OP - sorry for your bad luck - I'd hope you don't take it out on BMW though too much; they make amazing cars it's just you happened to get a bad one. This will happen on your 50K Shelby or 50K 335i, or any other car (expensive or not).

Good luck with ridding yourself of the problem car though; I don't blame you. Just keep in mind that most people are having a blast with their N54 cars and you probably just got a bad car or (IMO more plausible) poor diagnosis from your dealership mechanics). Just because the car GOT a ton of parts doesn't mean it NEEDED them.

Anyway, good luck. The new Shelby's rock - I just wish they didn't put "Shelby" on every fucking panel and make it look like a cartoon car.

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Why would you install the HPFP yourself. Warranty coverage on the HPFP till 120,000 miles??
I just found out that on a salvage title car, this warranty doesn't apply. I'm not saying this was the case but I found that interesting. A local shop did one for a salvage title 335 and the part was like 2100 bucks and 3 hours of labor.

I don't think the actual replacement is that bad; it's just the damn part is expensive as hell.

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      03-21-2010, 11:16 AM   #41
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I just found out that on a salvage title car, this warranty doesn't apply. I'm not saying this was the case but I found that interesting. A local shop did one for a salvage title 335 and the part was like 2100 bucks and 3 hours of labor.

I don't think the actual replacement is that bad; it's just the damn part is expensive as hell.

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The HPFP was 2100? I think that person got bent over pretty good.
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I have just about had it with this car. With just 26,000 miles I have had a fuel pump replaced 4 injectors replaced. Both turbo's replaced and today the car threw a check engine again. It was running really ruff and even shut off on me when I was slowing to stop. This car is no longer reliable or safe. It is ridiculous that I paid so much money for a car that in my books is a lemon. Needless to say I will be getting rid of this car within the next couple of months and it wont be replaced by another BMW.

Sorry for the rant. I just needed to vent.
I would say hand on there ! You may have to replace the HPFP with the latest model again and after this I don't think you will have any more problems.
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      03-21-2010, 11:22 AM   #43
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dude, u're in san diego! the attorney i hav is located in san diego, pm me for details, my e92 had 36k miles now and they helped me lemon my bmw.
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Mine was flawless until 40k, I mean flawless. After that, total POS. I had 3!! HPFP replaced in 9k miles. The VANOS unit went out on the intake side at 49.5k miles and BMW voided my warranty citing the downpipes and the fmic as the reason for it going out. I traded the car and made my broken BMW and it's $2k bill their problem...sales and service guys didn't talk and I got a good deal. I won't be back for quite a while.
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