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      02-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #4
335i E92

Drives: 335i E92 SE
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Manchester

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Originally Posted by ALF_E90 View Post
As per my whinge a couple of weeks ago, my 2007 (N53 engine,ED) 330 had a coil pack fail recently, at 22k miles and one month out of the manfacturer's warranty. Another had also failed exactly one year earlier. Given that I had already purchased the Gold level enhanced warranty (that only comes into effect on 15th Feb) BMW paid half the bill, which was still 150.

Well today the engine management light came on again, with the same symptoms (obviously running on 5 cylinders) at the end of a drive. Thank god, it started as normal on the next start - I use the car a lot for work and have some vital meetings a long way away tomorrow.

Which begs some questions. Can they play up before failing? I would assume they were working, or not. Can anything else cause them to fail? Both times it has happened after a fairly spirited DCT-on drive - but nothing like a thrashing.
The car generally has a fairly easy life of long journeys and no town driving as my 34-36 mpg average attests. And how much work is involved in changing all the coil packs? The 150 bill as "half" the price for one took me aback - what would an indie charge to do the lot?
Sounds like your havin a nightmare!!

I'm currently selling genuine BMW Bosch coils, still in the box. They fit any new generation straight six which includes your car.

Steve above has allready has a couple of me. I've got 3 left @ 20 each + p&p. Have a look in the classified section for detials and pm me if intersted.