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      03-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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What has gone wrong with your e9x?

Hi.

Thought I'd start a thread about things you have had to spend money on /have fixed over and above servicing, tyres, fuel,mods etc. Could be useful to all e9x owners or prospective ones as the cars are getting older now. I have looked for a similar thread but couldn't find (prob not looking hard enough).. Anyway..

From a selfish perspective , my car has now done 110000 and I want to know what stuff to look out for, whether to sell it etc. I suspect I am not alone.

I know there is loads of threads about all sorts of stuff like this ..but this focuses on stuff we should be aware of as the cars mileages increase. Prevention is better than cure of course.

So....I'd be very grateful if peeps could post up some data / info on their ownership in a similar format to mine below...

Model :e90 330i se auto 55 plate.
Mileage: 110000
Owned mileage :83000
Problems:
Water pump replacement at 97k. 500. Common fault at mileage.
Leaking petrol filler pipe at 70k. 100. Common fault if always brimmed.
Clogged screen washers 60k. 100. Common fault if using non BMW wash.
Peeling finish on drivers door handle since 23k. Not fixed.
Verdict :

Go on let's have em... =
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      03-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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Thought I'd make a little contribution

Model :e92 325d 57 Plate
Mileage: 73000
Owned mileage : 15000
Problems:
Front bumper had obviously been scrapped on a few kerbs before I bought it - tied back on with cable tie (it was hanging really low..) and just used touch up paint on the underside to remove the grey-ish look.

DPF Warning (Removal & Remap) - 69,000 - 750 (Should have done this sooner!)

Line of dead pixels on radio - 69,000 - Free under AUC (I think around the 150 mark off your own back)

EGR thermostat (should have checked this first in hindsight) 71,000 - ~35

Main Thermostat (Bought the part but not fitted yet) 72,000 - 42
Verdict : Worth every single penny.
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      03-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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Ok, so these have been warranty things, but here they are anyway:

Model: E92 318i Sport plus 61 plate
Mileage: 10000
Owned mileage : 10000

Problems:

broken boot lock/catch (boot could not be closed), replaced under warranty.

Paint peeling off rear diffuser, repainted under warranty.
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      03-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #4
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2008 335i coupe 56, 000 owned since 2010. I've done 30, 000

Rear windscreen due to bad radio reception-warranty

Headlamp washer, who hasn't? - warranty

Actuators faulty meaning new turbos- warranty

Front wing repaired as dealer scratched it- dealer paid

Injectors. Not faulty but under recall - warranty

A couple of rattles and a headlamp washer fixed/replaced <100

Broken spot weld bulkhead- warranty. This must have been a huge claim. Spent two weeks in the garage and the windscreen was broken taking it out.

That would be about a year since been near dealer.
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      03-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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2006 335D E92.. owned since Mid 2012 and currently at 53k mileage - I've done 10,000 off that.
Apart from the usual servicing parts (3rd oil change) including oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, break pads and discs all round - I've been very lucky in fact and nothing major has gone wrong whatsoever!

One thing that is worth mentioning is that a rear wheel incurred 2 small hair cracks which resulted in a flat tyre couple months back, however Ive got that profesionally welded up, threw on some non RFTs and it's a sweet as peach!
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      03-10-2013, 04:04 PM   #6
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Model: 2005 325i SE with sport pack
Mileage: 69000 (62000 when i bought it)

Only had mine a year. But in that time, bugger all has gone wrong.

Did an air con top up last summer, and I think one of the drop links is starting to get a little rattly. But so far, fuel aside, the car hasn't cost me a penny. Something to be said for the naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engines!

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      03-10-2013, 04:15 PM   #7
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Model :E92 335D 2008
Mileage: 113000
Owned mileage :90k
Problems:
Red boost pipe oil leaking around seals - 12 for the seals but i replaced the whole pipe at 160 (labour excluded as I replaced it myself)
EGR & Main Thermostat/coolant change - 90 (again labour excluded as DIY)
MAP sensor - 18
Boost temp sensor - 16
Oxygen sensor - 40 second hand (again DIY)
2 x Turbo actuators - Done under warranty
inlet manifold replaced - Done under warranty

Verdict -
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      03-10-2013, 05:10 PM   #8
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Model :E93 330i 2010
Mileage: 40000
Owned mileage :0.5k
Problems:
This is the kind of thread which I want.. I have just bought a 330i (pics to follow after my moderation period).. And I feel like there is something wrong but I am not sure what..

I want to investigate anything that could be wrong in the 2 months I have warranty left...

It looks like the car is a bit smokey (normal fumes but a lot)

The rev counter has also been a bit bouncey

The car is an auto and the other day I was in traffic and was creeping and the breaking was a little juddery...

These could be nothing but I am very particular with my cars which I am sure you all understand

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      03-10-2013, 05:14 PM   #9
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Model: e91 325i n52 engine 56 reg
Mileage: 71000 now when I bought it 53000
Problems:
Random EML come on some times cutting off engine
55000 miles rear brake pads and sensor replaced due to service information in my car it was -200miles, but pads was ok and it was unknown make which was fit by BMW sytner at 48000 miles. (Fronts still the same unknown make)
58000 miles ABS/DTC fault. Replaced new (used) wheels with tyres and fault gone ( touch wood)
56000 miles ELV fault, but was working fine and after reset with DIS is all fine ( touch wood)
67000 miles replaced exhaust VANOS solenoid (I think Thant what was giving me troubles as above with cutting engine off and running poorly)
68000 Knock signal 2 faulty. Replaced spark plugs and its fine. (Touch wood)
Ticking engine noise only once. (I blame car park at my missis work car park. It's up hill.)
Poor oil consumption. Around 3000-4000 miles for 1L top pop.
Today my rear passenger side suspension start scueak. Just after yesterday MOT.
Poor radio signal, but DAB working fine until I put rear window heating on.
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      03-10-2013, 06:15 PM   #10
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Model :E92 330D 2009
Mileage: 62K
Owned mileage :7K
Problems:

Corroding window weather strips 55k - replaced warranty
Paint blister on boot 55K - reprinted warranty
Wheel caps slightly blistering 55K - replaced warranty
Sticky headlight washers 60K - replaced complete mechanism AUC warranty
Puncture on rear tyre 62K (nail) - repaired 20.

Can anyone guess it was going out of 3yr warranty and I picked up on everything slightly wrong and handed it back for a week to get fixed

Verdict: Excellent, bring on many more trouble free miles please! (Touch wood)
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      03-11-2013, 04:25 AM   #11
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Car: 2005 E90 320d
Mileage: 102 000
Owned Mileage: 8000

Previous Owner:
88k - Clutch & DM Flywheel 1800
85K - Traction Control unit (?? - have the receipt somewhere)

Since I have owned:
Fuel Breather Pipe leak: In on wednesday ~200
Pollen Filter: 20
and a couple of bulbs

Verdict:
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      03-11-2013, 12:50 PM   #12
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Car 2007 E90 325d
Mileage 61500
Owned Mileage 6000

Dealer AUC prep, Mileage 55455

Replace Glow Plug no'2
Front and Rear Discs and Pads
Clean out Window Washer bottle
Replace o/s mirror glass
new rear alloy + tyre
new engine cover.
KDS alignment.
Tighten and secure n,s,r door check strap.

Since I have owned:

2 velcro discs to stop drivers mat creeping 3
Micro-filter & Brake Fluid Change 155.62

Replace no's 4 & 5 glow plugs (AUC Warranty) Mileage 61000
Replaced Wiper blades Bosch Aero Twins, 27.30

Verdict
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      03-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #13
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E92 330i June 2010
Mileage 11200
owner mileage 9000

All under warranty

All 4 wheel BMW badges
Black gloss high line off side
drivers seat belt
All 6 coils
off side aluminum door trim
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      03-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #14
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E90 330i December 2005
Mileage 45000
Owner mileage 7000

New auto box
That is all!
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      03-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #15
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mileage 93k
owned mileage 10k

2 flat tyres - 250
broken turbo - 1100
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      03-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #16
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Model :e90 330d m sport 2007
Mileage: 65,600
Owned mileage: From 60,000
Problems:
Central locking system stuck - luckily it happened whilst it was getting serviced at the dealer I bought it from at the time.

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      03-11-2013, 03:59 PM   #17
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Great idea for a thread and highly useful

Model: e90 330i (N52) M Sport manual 57-plate.
Mileage: 78,500
Owned mileage: 2,700
Problems:
Corroded window trim - not attempted fix yet but have bought a can of spray paint for 8.
Started smoking heavily under load at 77,200. Spent a week at auto electrician but no faults displayed. Unplugged connector into airbox then reconnected and all was well. Cost 80.
That's it.

Verdict: love this car! So refined but so quick when you want it to be. Could do with being a tad louder...
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      03-12-2013, 11:05 AM   #18
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Model: '05 E90 330i (N52) Exclusive manual
Mileage: 68 500 km
Owned mileage: 21 000 km
Problems:
Rattling noise from engine (not HVA) which seems to be a pinging problem that will not go away no matter what I do and no errors have come up when taken to the agents or other specialists. Engine performance is also not great especially at lower revs and it has the occasional hesitation when accelerating. Horrible to driving in town or in traffic.
Interior soft touch is not looking good next to the seat belt clips.
Since the seat position was changed when it went to the agents have not been able to find a comfortable sitting position (manual seats).

Verdict: Have lost interest in this car to be honest, been suffering with this pinging noise/problem since roughly this time last year and spent a fair amount of time and money trying to sort it out. Seems like these N52 engines are pathetic compared to the older M54 engines. So I doubt I will have this car for very much longer.
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      03-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #19
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Cracking posts peeps . I've already learned a fair bit. Superb.
Keep em coming please.
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      03-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #20
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Previous :

Model :e90 325d MSport Auto 09 plate.
Mileage: 60,000
Owned mileage :60,000
Problems: None, not a single fault. Did have a minor rattle fixed under warranty at about 50k.
Verdict: Incredible, especially considering the hard life it had

Current :

Model :e92 335d MSport Auto 61 plate.
Mileage: 19,000
Owned mileage :18,000
Problems: Just had a wheel speed sensor replaced under warranty.
Verdict: Jury still out
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      03-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #21
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Model :E93 330i 2010
Mileage: 40000
Owned mileage :0.5k
Problems:
This is the kind of thread which I want.. I have just bought a 330i (pics to follow after my moderation period).. And I feel like there is something wrong but I am not sure what..

I want to investigate anything that could be wrong in the 2 months I have warranty left...

It looks like the car is a bit smokey (normal fumes but a lot)

The rev counter has also been a bit bouncey

The car is an auto and the other day I was in traffic and was creeping and the breaking was a little juddery...

These could be nothing but I am very particular with my cars which I am sure you all understand

As many people would recommend get an extended BMW approved warranty.

Not that much money and can be paid monthly too.
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