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Z4luvr 06-23-2012 03:23 PM

2009 Z4 owners
 
Everyone has heard of the issues with the HPFP in the early 335's. I had some issues with a 2008 535 that I had. Was that problem resolved by the time they put that engine in the Z4 in 2009? Were there any other issues with the first year of the new model? I am interested in not just mechanical issues but lesser ones too. For example, some though the sound system volume was way too low unless you had the premium sound package.

I am looking to upgrade from my 2006 3.0si to a CPO 2009 35 and want to make sure I don't miss something.

Thanks for your help.

jparnes1 06-24-2012 04:41 AM

The Z4 had the same HPFP issues until 2010. The dealer will have the vehicle repair history and can tell you if the the HPFP has been replaced. If it has, find out the part number of the pump because several earlier attempts to correct the problem didn't work because the new pump was still not good. The latest version is good and you can find that part number by going to www.realoem.com and drilling down to the part. Compare the part numbers.
No other significant issues with the car.

Z4luvr 06-24-2012 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by jparnes1 (Post 6913311)
The Z4 had the same HPFP issues until 2010. The dealer will have the vehicle repair history and can tell you if the the HPFP has been replaced. If it has, find out the part number of the pump because several earlier attempts to correct the problem didn't work because the new pump was still not good. The latest version is good and you can find that part number by going to www.realoem.com and drilling down to the part. Compare the part numbers.
No other significant issues with the car.

Thanks for the reply and the good advice. I am limiting my potential cars to ones that will be covered CPO so I don't have to worry about that problem as much. I think BMW added time to the warranty for problems associated with the HPFP.

jparnes1 06-24-2012 09:11 PM

Yup, they did. 100k miles/8 (I think) years

EdCT 06-24-2012 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Z4luvr (Post 6912595)
Everyone has heard of the issues with the HPFP in the early 335's. I had some issues with a 2008 535 that I had. Was that problem resolved by the time they put that engine in the Z4 in 2009? Were there any other issues with the first year of the new model? I am interested in not just mechanical issues but lesser ones too. For example, some though the sound system volume was way too low unless you had the premium sound package.

I am looking to upgrade from my 2006 3.0si to a CPO 2009 35 and want to make sure I don't miss something.

Thanks for your help.

Give it a good drive luvr, it's quite a different car from the one you own. ;)

Z4luvr 06-29-2012 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by EdCT (Post 6914504)
Give it a good drive luvr, it's quite a different car from the one you own. ;)

Yes, the new Z 35 is a beast. I just sold my z4 yesterday. I am still looking for the right z4 35, but for 15k more I can get a 650 vert. I am doing a national CPO search for both. I decided I may want a back seat even though it would be very small. My son will still let me take his z for a spin if I do that.

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BlueZ4AZ 06-29-2012 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Z4luvr (Post 6924872)
Yes, the new Z 35 is a beast. I just sold my z4 yesterday. I am still looking for the right z4 35, but for 15k more I can get a 650 vert. I am doing a national CPO search for both. I decided I may want a back seat even though it would be very small. My son will still let me take his z for a spin if I do that.

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If youy want fun and excitement while driving, go with the Z4. If you need more space, don't need the fun, and are not as concerned with having a better looking vehicle. go for the 650.

daron001 06-29-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by bluez4az (Post 6925016)
if youy want fun and excitement while driving, go with the z4. If you need more space, don't need the fun, and are not as concerned with having a better looking vehicle. Go for the 650.

+1

Z4luvr 06-29-2012 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueZ4AZ (Post 6925016)
If youy want fun and excitement while driving, go with the Z4. If you need more space, don't need the fun, and are not as concerned with having a better looking vehicle. go for the 650.

I know. The 6er has more power but definitely isnt as fun to drive. I also would expect that answer on this sub forum. BF doesnt even have a 6er forum and I sure wont join the KOTR. :) I can still drive my son's 2011 3.0 z4 occaisionally, although thats not as much fun as the 3.5. :(

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BlueZ4AZ 06-29-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Z4luvr (Post 6925262)
I know. The 6er has more power but definitely isnt as fun to drive. I also would expect that answer on this sub forum. BF doesnt even have a 6er forum and I sure wont join the KOTR. :) I can still drive my son's 2011 3.0 z4 occaisionally, although thats not as much fun as the 3.5. :(

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Not only is this the sentiment on this forum from Z4 owners, it is the general concensus from reviewers.

The 650i may be more powerful, but the 35i at 4.6 - 4.7 seconds 0-60 is a few ticks quicker than a 2009 650i.

Z4luvr 06-29-2012 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueZ4AZ (Post 6925371)
Not only is this the sentiment on this forum from Z4 owners, it is the general concensus from reviewers.

The 650i may be more powerful, but the 35i at 4.6 - 4.7 seconds 0-60 is a few ticks quicker than a 2009 650i.

True dat. I was surprised the 6er was so much slower 0 to 60.

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Andrew*Debbie 06-30-2012 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by jparnes1 (Post 6913311)
No other significant issues with the car.

Water in the tail light lenses is a common minor issue in the UK. Might not happen if you live somewhere drier. There is a recent TSB with a fix.

19" Style 296 wheels are prone to cracking.

Z4luvr 07-02-2012 11:56 AM

Ok, I cant stand the thought of less driving fun so today I agreed to buy a CPO 2009 z4 35. Loaded with less than 10k miles

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sammie 10-22-2012 05:10 PM

If you go to DOT. They have a complete list of anything that has gone wrong with the Z4. Mostly things that have gone wrong with the 35i. Minor things with 30i.

robertrichhart 10-28-2012 05:43 AM

I have a CPO 2009 35i that had the HPFP replaced before I purchased it. Dealer confirmed for me that the replacement pump is warranted for 10 years, 100k miles so no worries. He also printed out a detailed list of all work performed on the car. And yes, the 35i is a blast to drive!!


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