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Old 02-09-2013, 10:20 AM
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Hey Guys!
Reporting - 75,500 miles

Just drop off at my dealer today - engine gasket is leaking, transmission pan is leaking, all 4 tires ( 3rd set in 6.5 yrs) need to be replaced.

It's always fight in my family between 2 daughters who will drive my car. Looking back in 25+ yrs of driving - this is my most loving driving car from all my cars.

2 regrets:
1. not getting sport pkg
2. baying instead of leasing.

Best decisions - Get car with European Delivery and driving in Germany at 130 mph.

P.S. First day with F30 328i loaner - ask my self - will I buy this car? And surprising answer to my self - probably YES!.
Steering is jock, comparing to my 330i, very light and absolutely not intuitive. Not feeling road at all.
And I miss my navigation. Using phone today is not as fan as have built in unit.
Will turn off auto start/stop permanently
Everything else - I really liked - car feel bigger, I only feel few times that this is not straight 6 engine. I was surprise, how good this 4 cyl turbo.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:19 AM
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another "ghost" 2006 330i reporting in.... just turned 80K miles on it yesterday. Going great. It's my Wife's primary driver. Monaco Blue, with the sports package....

Dropped the rock flats back at 24K miles. never looked back. currently running Michelin PSS's. great tire!

Had a tranny leak at 66K miles. (so kinda good, to have some new tranny fluid put in then). We live in AZ.

Change the oil at roughly 7,500 mile intervals as well. Using either BMW 5W-30, or German Castrol 0W-30....
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:48 AM
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Just got an 06 330i with a 6 speed stick. Not a sport package but the car is spotless. So far I love it coming from a Boxster.

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:50 AM
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148,100 miles on mine, just changed the oil (7,500 intervals) and the oil filter housing gasket on Saturday(it was leaking a bit). Diff oils and AC service done not too long ago. Valve Cover Gasket leaking a tad in the back (normal), that's the next job.

Going strong.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:18 AM
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My 06 330i with 62k miles and it rides better then new with new suspension and tires

Work done in past year:
Bilstein Touring Shocks
Michelin Primacy Run flats (great tire)
Sway bar end links
Sway bar bushings
Interstate Megatron Plus battery
Manual transmission fluid
Rear diff fluid

Future work planned:
Oil canister gasket
Front and rear control arms
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:44 PM
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Re: 330 Owners..Report for duty!

I must hand in my membership card. After a year without an SUV we decided it's a necessity, so the 330xi has been swapped out for a new Ford Explorer.

Don't judge me!

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Old 07-03-2013, 12:48 PM
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I've had my 330xi since May 2006 and she's still running strong at 92k miles. Had the common problems taken care of....passenger seat mat sensor failure, HVAC blower motor, water pump and tstat, etc. Have a boat load of mods done but too lazy to list them all.

About to put headers on my car in the next couple weeks when I find time. Plan on getting a custom tune done to take advantage of no cats.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:05 PM
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148,100 miles on mine, just changed the oil (7,500 intervals) and the oil filter housing gasket on Saturday(it was leaking a bit). Diff oils and AC service done not too long ago. Valve Cover Gasket leaking a tad in the back (normal), that's the next job.

Going strong.
I think my valve cover gasket is leaking too. There is oil all over my trans pan and I'm almost positive it's not my mechatronics sealing sleeve. Replaced the trans pan at 42k miles along with a fluid flush.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:38 AM
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I think my valve cover gasket is leaking too. There is oil all over my trans pan and I'm almost positive it's not my mechatronics sealing sleeve. Replaced the trans pan at 42k miles along with a fluid flush.
Yeah, but they all do that. Not a tough job at all, just takes a few hours. Check back, that's where it starts.

I replaced both wheel bearings in front on mine, took about 3-4 hours per side without a press over the course of two weekends. Going to do the back ones now as well, and I have to swap out all rotors and pads in the next few weeks as I'm hearing a horrible humming noise that gets louder as I step on the brake and start to come to a stop. It's obnoxious...

Have to do brake shoes as well as I'm getting a nasty squeak in back (not shocks, as the entire back suspension is brand new).
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:23 AM
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New 330 owner

I picked up my 330 last week and love it so far, very fun to drive. 109000 miles but all maintenance seems to have been kept up with.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:59 PM
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Bump...
The 330i still a 'head turner' IMO. Great car.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:46 PM
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Agreed.
Get engine over heat warning first time today. Water pump and sensor will be replaced this week.

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Old 02-05-2014, 02:28 PM
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A rare animal this is. Have not come across a single 330 i sedan or coupe since I got mine 12 months ago.
No problems to report so far with 111,000 km on the clock.

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Old 02-05-2014, 04:24 PM
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A rare animal this is. Have not come across a single 330 i sedan or coupe since I got mine 12 months ago.
No problems to report so far with 111,000 km on the clock.

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That car we never see on the in US!
Post more pics, pls.
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Montego blue - beige leather - piano black - M3 18" rims- Aero M sport front bumper - M3 rear spoiler - Sport seats

- SEAT Leon Cupra R mk1 (210 bhp) 2003
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