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      07-01-2011, 07:28 AM   #1
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New 325i owner

Hello everyone

After a lot of search, I've decided to put a deposit on a E90 2007 325i SE, 13K Miles on the clock with the following spec:

N52 Engine (a bit worried about the injector issue on the n53 engine so went for the the n52 version, almost same power, slightly more emission but better sound and (hopefully) better reliability)
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Originally wanted a MSport but it was damn hard to find one with good spec and low mileage, so settle on a SE in the end.

Question: Can anyone suggest any good / cheap supplier for bodykits that looks as good as or better than the MSport kits? Looking to change the bumper for the first mod Can be OEM or BMW original.

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Congrats on the new purchase, looking forward to see how you mod it! I've not long had my 2007 E90 325SE and still look forward to every drive
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      07-01-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
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Congrats on the new purchase, looking forward to see how you mod it! I've not long had my 2007 E90 325SE and still look forward to every drive
Thanks Chris,

Saw in your old thread you had engine issues with your car, is it sorted now?
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      07-01-2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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ive got the e92 325 07 reg but i wanted crimson red and had to live with cloth seats and bmw professional radio but it goes great, handles well and i love it to bits
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it a bit of everything I think, quick enough when you need it, sleepy enough went you want to tour about.
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      07-01-2011, 11:18 AM   #6
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congrantulations on your new car

imo i would leave the bumpers on a clean low miles car the se one's look ok

do some other mods like darklines rear lights ,poss black grill, rear window tint,

upgrade the wheels to 18" or 19" not msport ones

what colour is the car
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      07-01-2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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congrantulations on your new car

imo i would leave the bumpers on a clean low miles car the se one's look ok

do some other mods like darklines rear lights ,poss black grill, rear window tint,

upgrade the wheels to 18" or 19" not msport ones

what colour is the car
Thanks.

Quite like the rear bumper of the MSport though, with the diffuser it looks really nice.

The colour is black, so is the leather seat.
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      07-02-2011, 06:00 AM   #8
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I drove a LCi 3.0 325i yesterday. Quicker than I thought it would be!
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      07-02-2011, 02:19 PM   #9
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I drove a LCi 3.0 325i yesterday. Quicker than I thought it would be!
yep

certainly quick enough for me.

My is the 2.5L version, although it has the (almost) same horse power as the 3.0L version.
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Thanks Chris,

Saw in your old thread you had engine issues with your car, is it sorted now?
Hi well done on the new car, The 3.0ltr n53 is a proper pita now on our third set off injectors and god only knows on coil packs .


I think we may well be sorted now since the ast time it broke down a few weeks ago , 6 inj,6 coil packs,6 plugs car has done 23,000 mls

Must say I have a invoice for 1390 and bmw paid 1200 and it was 6 months out off warranty so sort off pleased.
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Thanks Chris,

Saw in your old thread you had engine issues with your car, is it sorted now?
After I posted that it ran perfect for a couple of weeks but friday it happened again. After stopping and starting the car it again ran fine
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      07-04-2011, 05:22 AM   #12
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Hi well done on the new car, The 3.0ltr n53 is a proper pita now on our third set off injectors and god only knows on coil packs .


I think we may well be sorted now since the ast time it broke down a few weeks ago , 6 inj,6 coil packs,6 plugs car has done 23,000 mls

Must say I have a invoice for 1390 and bmw paid 1200 and it was 6 months out off warranty so sort off pleased.
23k miles and its 6 months out of warranty..

Do you ever drive it?
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23k miles and its 6 months out of warranty..

Do you ever drive it?
Yes about 500 or 600 miles per month.
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      07-04-2011, 04:30 PM   #14
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Hi well done on the new car, The 3.0ltr n53 is a proper pita now on our third set off injectors and god only knows on coil packs .


I think we may well be sorted now since the ast time it broke down a few weeks ago , 6 inj,6 coil packs,6 plugs car has done 23,000 mls

Must say I have a invoice for 1390 and bmw paid 1200 and it was 6 months out off warranty so sort off pleased.
Glad you are enjoying the great motor
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After I posted that it ran perfect for a couple of weeks but friday it happened again. After stopping and starting the car it again ran fine
Obviously the car has some emotion..
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      07-05-2011, 05:59 AM   #16
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Enjoy ur new car, don't be put off by stories of things breaking, things break all the time, life is to short to worry about things that haven't happened
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      07-12-2011, 10:19 AM   #17
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My 325i is the N53 and I had a lot of problems with injectors, coils, software etc, though BMW finally sorted it out after about the tenth visit to the garage and a letter to the service manager.

Chances are yours will be fine though, and I hope you're enjoying your new motor!
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Also.. pics?
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