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      12-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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So BMW scoped my engine ..... pics added ( crapy but still)

61 000 miles and no carbon build up!
I'll post the details tomorrow from dealer .


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Do the 335d in Canada have a different EGR system from the US?
Running a tune?
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Do the 335d in Canada have a different EGR system from the US?
Running a tune?
JBD
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      12-04-2012, 11:14 PM   #4
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Nice info. Can't wait to see the details!
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61 000 miles and no carbon build up!
I'll post the details tomorrow from dealer .
Congratulations. I ordered a little USB/PC powered endoscope off Amazon that just arrived last night. Planning to have a look at my intake this weekend.
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How long have you had your d? I thought we purchased around the same time, and I am not even to 18k miles!
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How long have you had your d? I thought we purchased around the same time, and I am not even to 18k miles!
June 5th 2011 brand new!
I know! I have put some serious mileage on my D
I plan on keeping it for a very long time.....
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BMW lied to me !
They didn't scoped my engine at all!
I'm angry now and will be communicating through BMW rep.
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BMW lied to me !
They didn't scoped my engine at all!
I'm angry now and will be communicating through BMW rep.
What did they do? :
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BMW lied to me !
They didn't scoped my engine at all!
I'm angry now and will be communicating through BMW rep.
Jump the gun did we?
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June 5th 2011 brand new!
I know! I have put some serious mileage on my D
I plan on keeping it for a very long time.....
I thought it was around the same time. I picked mine up July 13th 2011.
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So they finally removed the intake manifold... There is no or almost none carbon build up ( only a bit dirty). They scoped it in front of me and showed me the valve and I took pictures and video with my Iphone 5!
I guess that I'm happy
No carbon build up
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So they finally removed the intake manifold... There is no or almost none carbon build up ( only a bit dirty). They scoped it in front of me and showed me the valve and I took pictures and video with my Iphone 5!
I guess that I'm happy
No carbon build up
Please post the pics when you get a chance.
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Well if you drive hard, the engine will run hotter and cleaner.

My N54 ran amazing, and didnt really have much problems. But we had plenty of people come in with 535s (generally an older driver) with many fuel system problems, injector problems, carbon build up.

I tracked my 335i, so it was getting driven quite hard, guess even though I was using it to its full abilities, I was saving its life!
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Can't post pics with Iphone5 App...
You guys know a way?
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Ive only been able to post photos from the computer. I dont think the App will let you.
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Of course you can. Go to this page with your safari and post reply (advanced mode), there you choose "manage attachments" and "upload file from your computer", then "choose existing" or something like that, choose your picture from your picture gallerie, choose "upload" and "close this window" and Presto!
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The BMW rep. told me he hasn't got any carbon built up in 335d in Canada.... looks like our fuel is better
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The BMW rep. told me he hasn't got any carbon built up in 335d in Canada.... looks like our fuel is better
I wonder if its the fuel or EGR system that is at fault here in the US...
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The BMW rep. told me he hasn't got any carbon built up in 335d in Canada.... looks like our fuel is better
Tell him to look into Parkview BMW and my car here in Toronto.
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What's your average MPG for daily driving? It will give a good idea how much you push your engine, as others are saying to drive the motor hard at times to clean carbon.
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What's your average MPG for daily driving? It will give a good idea how much you push your engine, as others are saying to drive the motor hard at times to clean carbon.
Maybe a separate thread should be made where we each state:

Model year
Mileage
Mpg on the car
Avg speed on the car
Carbon build up issue yes or no?

I think those are some of the key factors which are relevant to this issue. If anyone can think of anything to add to this list. Let me know I'll start the thread tomorrow.
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