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      09-01-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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Hello 335D Owners : )

In present time I own 2007 e92 328i, but soon I'm planning to switch coupe for something bigger like e90 335D sedan or e91 328i wagon. N52 N/A Engine I know very well and I love the option with manual transmission in wagon, while from what I red 335D is only with auto:/
I never had a diesel engine in my life, so I wish to hear all the opinions from you guys. What's the cost of maintenance ?? What's most common issues on these cars ?? Are they troublemakers same as gasoline 335s ?? What's the last year of production ?? There is an option with M package ?? Last question about performance : ) How you guys increase the hp and torque on these cars ?? What kind of mods are popular ??

Sorry for, so many questions, but I need to switch e92 for some bigger bmw and I thought 335D or 328i wagon will be unique cause it's not to many of them on streets.
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      09-01-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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Not to be rude but, there is a lot of great info here. Please search.
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      09-01-2016, 11:28 PM   #3
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Auto is not problem. Lots of torque. Maintenance...if you have to ask it's too expensive. Common issues are mostly emissions related and typical BMW stuff. Last year was 11. Yes M-sport. Make faster by increasing breathing efficiency and adding more fuel. Look up Bimmer Performance center in North Carolina. (Recommended due to proximity)

The D is badass. It's a cruise missile.

I would imagine you would have less issues with a 328. Less fun too but able to pack more in the boot. Your call.

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      09-02-2016, 10:30 AM   #4
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Are they troublemakers same as gasoline 335s ??
If you think the 335s was trouble, you will not be happy with a D. As others have said, read, read, read these boards. Those of us who stick with the D are willing to put up with the issues for the unique driving experience a torquey diesel motor gives.

While I have had most the common issues, our 335D is still the best car we've ever owned. Having the platinum extended warranty took the sting out of any repair as everything was covered. But at 83K miles it will soon run out. Car still runs like new, and now that the DEF tank was recently replaced, hopefully that will not be an issue again. I do expect to pay for one CBU cleaning somewhere along the way. We usually keep our cars at least to 150K miles, with our 540iT at 160K (very soon being replaced with a 340GT) and 215K on an E46 328 (my son is now driving - still with original clutch!).
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      09-02-2016, 11:20 AM   #5
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DO NOT buy a 335D until/unless you know what you are getting into. That way you can properly evaluate any prospective targets, and avoid the inevitable buyer's remorse later, should you decide to take the plunge unawares.

Just asking the question is a start, but won't do you much good unless people are willing to write novels in response.
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      09-04-2016, 08:53 PM   #6
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Good luck! I just bought my 335d with M-Sport and it was the only one in the country I could find with low miles. There were only 2 others, but they had higher miles. They are quite rare to find for sale. No one really wanted to give $56k for a 3 series in 2011.
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      09-04-2016, 11:41 PM   #7
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If you think a 335i is a troublemaker, then you should really do your 335d homework before you buy one.
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      09-05-2016, 04:37 AM   #8
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My is an late 2009/10. BMW has corrected a lot of issues and I would not recommend getting a model before 2009/mar where chain issues were resolved. As other mentioned do the research. Non of the 3 BMW's I owned were "solid" cars... But they were most fun..

My is an high mileage car 100.000 miles when I took it over, and was in "care" with BMW as previous owner just drove it in, when car told him to.
This is not necessarily good thing.

In my short time as an D owner I changed

Glow plugs/relay.
Car had alignment issues
Shocks changed
CBU cleanup
Swirl flaps sealed due to oil leaking trough them.
DPF pressure sensor died 2x times
Vacuum lines changed as the part over the turbos fried them.
Generator changed
Battery
Probably other stuff I forgot to mention.

But interior/electrical/engine/turbos gearbox etc etc is rock solid on this car. Now 135.000 miles on the clock and remapped car runs rock solid. No oil usage turbos spin as they should still with old DPF, while exhaust pressure readings all good.... That said this car needs constant attention. I use injector cleaners only use shell fuel save diesel etc. scan the car for errors once a month when checking the tire pressure.

Taking everything into account the speed of the car and fun factor. The first owner drove it hard, I am doing the same, my wife even drives it as hooligan as the torque is addictive. Other cars wold have "died" a long time ago....
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      09-07-2016, 06:48 PM   #9
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Ok, thanks to all of you D fans. I need to spend some time doing research about this motors.
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