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      09-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #23
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I have a e92 330i manual. Can't fault the straight 6 naturally aspirated engine that characterises BMW through and through! It's worth guzzling V-power to hear that engine sing!
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      09-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #24
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Love my 330i bought thinking I would keep for year or two but now i know I will keep for many years just need to get a BMW performance exhaust ( what's the best place in the UK to get it from ??????) can i just get fro the cat back and is the sound still as good
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      09-21-2012, 02:07 AM   #25
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Love my 330i bought thinking I would keep for year or two but now i know I will keep for many years just need to get a BMW performance exhaust ( what's the best place in the UK to get it from ??????) can i just get fro the cat back and is the sound still as good
Generally people source their Performance parts direct from their nearest dealer.

The P/E for your car might be available as a cat-back, but more likely axle-back. Check RealOEM, or ask your dealer.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do

On some models the P/E comprises both the rear box and a mid pipe. But mine was rear box only, because it's the DI petrol engine and the centre of the exhaust holds an additional emissions sensor and associated wiring. Don't worry, the sound is still superb!
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      11-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #26
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I used to have a 2002 many moons ago. This is the first car i bought and wanted another BMW. ( have been leasing). After reading about different models and going used, the 06 330i has everything, especially the sports package and stereo system.
Lots of other good things for a stock vehicle. manual of course.

Im about to put it away for the winter. i weighed the option of snows and rims verses
stoarage fees for a few months. he car has never seen snow from the other two owners.
The car was hard to find, you dont see many at all espcecailly manual and in good stock condition. If soemone made me an offer, i would sell it. I dont know why i feel that way about soemthing i care about so much..... i think really trying to keep it from getting beat up from other peole and the road elements is tiring soemtimes. I need a garage and a second car to beat on. Am i alone?
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      11-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #27
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On 330i running tesco fuels can bugger up the injectors on the n52s according to a few Indys I have been to. I'm always told to run on vpower. Maybe wrong, but that is the advice I get.
mine is an N53 so dont know if injectors are the same. has done 20,000 mainly on tesco 99. noticeable difference to running it on unleaded.
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      11-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #28
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i put v power in my bike the other day 1-56 a litre!! never again will stick to tesco 99 octane.
On 330i running tesco fuels can bugger up the injectors on the n52s according to a few Indys I have been to. I'm always told to run on vpower. Maybe wrong, but that is the advice I get.
Another 330i owner here. Just purchased a 2007 LMB 330i sport coupe with manual box! Love it!!

Is this true about tesco 99? I've had 2 330i's now, E46 and E92 and both have been run solely on tesco 99 as i live opposite a tesco.

I'd heard that supermarket fuel is exactly the same as big name brands as they all come from the same place??
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      11-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #29
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      11-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #30
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signman - you interested in selling? I'm on the look out out for another one
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      11-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #31
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hi! i have a e92 330i msport with paddles i love it!
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      11-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #32
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I have an E90 330i, N53. A fantastic engine, though prone to costly injector and coil failures. Took me ages to source a 330i saloon, not as many around as I'd thought.

Sadly, somebody crashed a van into the back of mine last Thursday morning, and now I'm waiting to hear if I'm going to be looking at a write off, or am I going to be driving a rear-ender around for the next few years. A lose lose proposition :-(
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      11-25-2012, 09:51 PM   #33
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N52 330i here

Best car I've owned. Live in London yet can't recall the last time I saw another...
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      11-26-2012, 03:12 AM   #34
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Dont drive a full-fat 330i, as I couldn't find one in price range, but did get a N53 engined 325i.
Love it!!
So far it has been trouble free
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      11-26-2012, 04:18 AM   #35
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Is the N52 330i also prone to injector and/or coil failures?

I suspect mine has an issue (well, I know it definitely has something going on) and symptoms are pointing towards overfueling, i.e. possible injector.
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      11-26-2012, 05:16 AM   #36
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New here.

I have a 2006 330i touring. Only had it 5 months but really like it and is my first petrol 6 cylinder car.
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      11-26-2012, 06:16 AM   #37
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I have an e90 n52 330i m sport and it is by far the best car I've owned. It is also the longest I've owned at nearly 2 years.

It will be going soon though to make way for my new M135i!
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      11-26-2012, 06:22 AM   #38
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e93 330i here ... N53 with PE .. same issues as previous posted - coil and injector issues, and has developed a nasty ticking (tractor type) sound (which BM say is due to me not driving the car enough).

PE is really nice with the 330i ... BUT ... a little too quiet unless your booting it... fantastic if you are (saying that, only had it on for couple of hundred miles.

Whats this tesco 99 - haven't seen that in Northern Ireland...
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      11-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #39
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Also own one, with a manual!
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      11-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #40
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I have a 2006 red e90 330i. I love the engine nnoise when high up the rev range
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      11-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #41
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Is the N52 330i also prone to injector and/or coil failures?

I suspect mine has an issue (well, I know it definitely has something going on) and symptoms are pointing towards overfueling, i.e. possible injector.
AFAIK not as much as the N53, though I had to have my coil-packs (330i 2005) replaced recently to cure a mis-fire. Soon after had to replace the pre-Cat 02 sensor too when mis-fire returned, so possible that it was that all along.

Next job to sort - leaking oil filter gasket housing! Any other N52 owners have this? (slow oil leak making a mess of the front / off-side of the engine block) Seems to be quite a common issue - not serious but fiddly to fix and looks messy under the bonnet...
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      12-09-2012, 10:35 PM   #42
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Had my black E90 330i M Sport for about a month now and love it. Can just cruise along in comfort or drop a gear, take it over 4k rpm and blast it!!!
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      02-02-2013, 01:34 PM   #43
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just got myself a month ago a 2008 330i SE Coupe manual. had st170 before. this is another league, totally love it. dont see this kind of cars much on the streets myself tho
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      02-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #44
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Another owner here.. 08 330i msport touring with flappy paddles. Loves the engine in my 130i so seemed like the sensible choice!

Took me a while to find though!
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