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      09-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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common 2007 328xi coupe issues?

Just traded my car in and felt compelled to to give everyone a run down of issues\failures I've faced over the last couple of years with my 328xi coupe in case someone else is considering buying a used one.:

60k miles: leaky valve cover gasket, leaky oil filter housing, vanos sensor. Quoted $1600 total but only went the vanos replacement ($300) because the oil leaks were really light

65k miles: transmission module - would have cost me 4k to fix had in not been for BMW's goodwill repair policy.

70k miles: eccentric camshaft sensor - $1600

75k miles: Water pump \ thermostat - $700 (ordered parts online and had a local shop install them otherwise would have been at least $1500 at BMW

These appear to be relatively common issues so I wouldn't touch these cars unless you get an extended warranty. Good luck!
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      09-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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I'm surprised on the issues you are finding.
Mine is 52,000 miles, Sedan 328Xi, and today the valve cover gasket started to leak.
It is desapointing since I do not abuse this car, and I expected I would not see such problems on a BMW.... I think I was being naive.
If this car behaves somewhat like your issues... BMW never more, at least for me, and I'm a litlle nervous because seems that I'm reaching the mileage when "everything" starts to happen, per your example.

Mine is a CPO, which warranty expires in February 2013.... I'm just worried about what will come next.
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      09-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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I also forgot to mention the right front strut replaced at a local shop for $650 at 70k miles. I understand that I may have had a unique experience but considering you'll find a DIY in these forums for every issue I've mentioned really says something. Take it for what it's worth YMMV....
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