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      05-07-2015, 08:55 AM   #23
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Haven't BMW extended the warranty for N54 turbos to 10 years or 120,000 miles?

Mine are audible now and I would like them not to be
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Haven't BMW extended the warranty for N54 turbos to 10 years or 120,000 miles?

Mine are audible now and I would like them not to be
If they had I'd be banging on their door, there's sadly nothing like this in existence in the UK to my knowledge, the replacement parts are warranted for 24 months then thats it BMW in North America due to legislation and god knows what else adopt a different policy, last time I looked it was 82000 miles and/or 8 years from memory, American law and your interests are better served over there than the Luke warm kind of denial you seem to recieve over here.

These cars aren't cheap to run, they have vsrious known, well documented issues, BMW on the turbo charger front have had numerous supersession changes on the turbo units not one change but to my knowledge since 2006 production run around 3 to 4 psrt number/modification changes, mine were replaced late 2013 they rattled on start up though not bad still rattled, I reported it to the parts department where I obtained the units from asked if they'd look in to it and known possible reported issues (which I knew was a long shot) they came back with the said info about being modified etc. but on the technical side said there were no issues reported re technical bulletin.

Yet time and time again you get the isdue re waste gate issues BMW clearly have to toe the company / warranty line and usually pull a blinder that creates a thread like this where there's an issue and in many cases a stalemate it how to resolve it.

I've seen plenty of 335i's through our doors something like 60 are on our books from memory, most have the rattle some more than others obviously but if most have the isdue rule of averages says there's a design issue doesn't it.
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If they had I'd be banging on their door, there's sadly nothing like this in existence in the UK to my knowledge, the replacement parts are warranted for 24 months then thats it BMW in North America due to legislation and god knows what else adopt a different policy, last time I looked it was 82000 miles and/or 8 years from memory, American law and your interests are better served over there than the Luke warm kind of denial you seem to recieve over here.

These cars aren't cheap to run, they have vsrious known, well documented issues, BMW on the turbo charger front have had numerous supersession changes on the turbo units not one change but to my knowledge since 2006 production run around 3 to 4 psrt number/modification changes, mine were replaced late 2013 they rattled on start up though not bad still rattled, I reported it to the parts department where I obtained the units from asked if they'd look in to it and known possible reported issues (which I knew was a long shot) they came back with the said info about being modified etc. but on the technical side said there were no issues reported re technical bulletin.

Yet time and time again you get the isdue re waste gate issues BMW clearly have to toe the company / warranty line and usually pull a blinder that creates a thread like this where there's an issue and in many cases a stalemate it how to resolve it.

I've seen plenty of 335i's through our doors something like 60 are on our books from memory, most have the rattle some more than others obviously but if most have the isdue rule of averages says there's a design issue doesn't it.

Yes i've read plenty of HPFP and WG threads from North America where they get them done under warranty. For me, i think i will just continue to pay for third party warrant, allowing me to drive the car like it was mean to be driven without the worry of expensive repair bills
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Rear actuator adjustment is easy on a RHD? I did it lots of time on my 335i's. Its only the front that cant be reached. Its clearly visible from under the car. Just need to be adventurous with how you get your hand in ther.
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Thinking about it the rattle seems lessened on my car since a recent back end flash as well. It does alter boost behavior. I will have to test it the next time I drive.
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Rear actuator adjustment is easy on a RHD? I did it lots of time on my 335i's. Its only the front that cant be reached. Its clearly visible from under the car. Just need to be adventurous with how you get your hand in ther.

What's the best way? I adjusted mine today and took quite a while due to clearance and trying to reach up high enough with wrenches and minimal clearance. I was going up through the hole in the wheel arch and using the hole next to the chassis frame to see what I was doing.

Only reason I'm asking is mine could do with another half turn so if there's an easier way then I'd like to try it!
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Reviving an old thread to see if anyone has done this and fixed thir problem for the long term or whether the rattle returned.
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I believe that the rattle always returns even with having new turbo fitted. I had wg rattle for a while & I just lived with it until they stopped holding boost I then replaced them with turbos bought direct from Mitsubishi.
I did consider rebuilding the waste gates on my old tubs but haven't gotten around to it & they are still sat in my garage.
The parts are quite cheap, if you fancy having a go I'd sell you my old tubos, should be an easy enough job to do with them already off the car
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