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      04-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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Nothing specifically but in general.
There are a lot of "problem with this" "problem with that" type topics regarding the 335d on this forum
now, I appreciate that forums are the place to go to discuss issues, get views of others owners and peolpe rarely go out of their way to praise things (thats human nature) but are they that problematic?!

Had a 330d for a few years / 80k miles and bar the normal wear and tear things, it was pretty problem free.
Was i just lucky or is the 330 a more reliable car?


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obviously there is a lot more pipework and controlling going on as regards the sequential turbos so there is bound to be more of a risk of something going wrong.
In all fairness the only real problems regarding the 35d that are specific to the 35d and not the whole car , are the red boost hose leaking , the pressure controller vac pipes ( for older cars the pressure controllers themselves) and the oil breather issue. Other than that you just got the usual problems that all models have to deal with.
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      04-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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pretty much what i expected to be honest but had to ask.
The red boost hose seems to be common.
Whats the fix for the breather issue?
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pretty much what i expected to be honest but had to ask.
The red boost hose seems to be common.
Whats the fix for the breather issue?
A new breather assembly , not sure how much , 50 i think . The other thing specific while i come to think about it is the turbo oil feed pipe flange connection to the turbos leaks and requires a new pipe or seal or both. 30 odd
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Thanks.
Im reviewing the issues as i hope to be finally get my mits on one soon....
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Thanks.
Im reviewing the issues as i hope to be finally get my mits on one soon....
I've had mine over a year now and no problems (touch wood).

As with all cars, you can buy a good one or you could end up with an absolute lemon. Either way, I cover my arse (to a degree) with the extended warranty should anything decide to go pop.

I've yet to find a thread with all the 'common' issues for the 335d. Once you've done your research, could be worth starting a thread with 'Common things to check on your 335d' or something of the sort
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just a fantastic car!
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Thermostats needing replacement and potential dpf issues if car is not used as it should be - although I guess the dpf issues apply to all cars with a particle filter.
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Thermostats needing replacement and potential dpf issues if car is not used as it should be - although I guess the dpf issues apply to all cars with a particle filter.
Is there a typical mileage or tell tale signs that the Thermostats are faulty?
Cold heater i suppose?!
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knackard thermostats and knackard dpf go hand in hand. When the stats aren't working and the car isn't hitting temperatures then the DPF WILL NOT regenerate... and hence dies.

Other issues are small, even the pressure converters are pretty cheap.

Nothing to worry about.
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Buy mine if you want one with all the preventative maintenance completed..

It may be a bit old for you though if you're looking at 59 regs.
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The emissions plumbing is a bit different in the USA models. I have heard some say it was the BMW testing ground for future Euro emission standards. Anyway, the BMW Diesel sub-forum has some chaps talking about problems with injectors, carbon buildup, and there have been a few emissions related recalls to replace the EGR valve, SCR mixer, and SCR metering unit in 2012. I have only 12k+ miles, so I have not yet experienced any of those problems.
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