Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)

E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-08-2016, 10:10 AM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
New guy needs help!

Hey guys/girls, I'm new to this forum and to BMWs. I JUST bought a 2009 335i yesterday. This morning I start the car to come to work (about 5am, kind of cold outside) and I could obviously tell it was misfiring. It almost smelt like something was burning, I turned the car off (which had only been started for maybe 30 seconds) and looked underneath and it looked like around the cat area was glowing red hot! Let it cool down for a few minutes, started it up and was fine. I went to AutoZone and the got the codes and EVERY cylinder had misfired. In conjunction with that, at low speeds it sounds like a rattling noise around that same area. I'm not sure if the cat blew up or what. I'm already feeling like I'm bent over since I did just drive it home yesterday. The trip home was about 4 hours away through Seattle traffic at rush hour and had no issues what so ever. Whatever knowledge or suggestions you have is greatly appreciated!
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 04-08-2016, 10:17 AM
BashedBarrique's Avatar
BashedBarrique BashedBarrique is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Carmel Indiana
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,611
Mein Auto: 2006 325i
Cat glowing red hot after 30 seconds?!?! Maybe an injector or two are dumping gas while at rest? Could also explain the misfires.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-08-2016, 10:39 AM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
Yeah man it was ridiculous! But wouldn't I have received a code if it was running rich?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2016, 10:59 AM
Krynos's Avatar
Krynos Krynos is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Southern California
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 302
Mein Auto: '09 E93 335i Monaco Blau
AutoZone can't read all the codes. You need access to a specialist BMW code reader to see all the faults.
__________________

"Mods": Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Smartop. Tune2Air WMA3000B. Lux H8 160 Angel Eyes. #sostockithurts
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2016, 05:35 PM
jde330ci jde330ci is offline
Registered User
Location: LOS ANGELES
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 73
Mein Auto: 330CI
misfiring/could be just to replaced spark plug and injectors.....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-08-2016, 05:38 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
If it was one, maybe even 2 but all 6 cylinders misfiring at the same time?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-08-2016, 05:57 PM
328sport 328sport is offline
Registered User
Location: california
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 83
Mein Auto: 2011 328i
I would definitely call and talk to whomever you bought it from. that is a major issue. is it consistent? has the car been tuned for anti lag or something silly like that? either way, it will be an expensive fix, if not taken care of quickly. you probably will ( or have) melted your cats, and have to find the cause of misfire, and/or fuel being dumped into the exhaust. good luck, man. curious to hear what you find out. maybe the injectors are stuck open?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-08-2016, 07:04 PM
CALWATERBOY DUE's Avatar
CALWATERBOY DUE CALWATERBOY DUE is online now
Reregistered User
Location: Fog City, California
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,539
Mein Auto: 09 E93 335i somewhat mod
.

[click me for BMW code reader]

Post what results before we start guessing, but sounds like one or more injectors to me....or oxygen sensor....or.....

Also, [better late than never]
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-08-2016, 07:31 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
After alittle reading I think the rattling is caused from the heat of the misfires melting my catalytic converter. But I'll be going to the BMW dealer tomorrow to get the diagnostic done
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2016, 07:58 PM
surf_ surf_ is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Santa Monica CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 289
Mein Auto: 2009 328i
I'd go to an independent german shop if I were you. the one near me reads the codes for free. even if you have to pay them to read it at indy, it'll be less than BMW
__________________
328i '09
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-08-2016, 08:21 PM
chloe92us chloe92us is offline
Registered User
Location: SW Florida
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 61
Mein Auto: '13 X3 28iX
In some states, there is a 3 day return law on big ticket items, including cars. You may want to find out before wasting too much time and money trying to figure out and fix this problem on day 2 of owning the car. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-16-2016, 09:33 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
Just an update for everyone, BMW dealer checked it out and said all 6 injectors and plugs, and both primary cats needed replaced. Cost of repairs.....$7000. FML
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-16-2016, 10:12 PM
sptt144's Avatar
sptt144 sptt144 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orange County, Ca.
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,991
Mein Auto: 2009 335i
If you are stuck with it, I would call an indy shop. Coils and plugs are about $400 and doable your self. Injectors are also semi-easy to put in but need to be registered and any independent BMW shop can do that. There are even YouTube videos on how. The cats would be the beast for me. Did they say what causes that to happen? Man do I feel for you!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-16-2016, 10:26 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
They said the heat from all cylinders misfiring caused the cats to melt. What's an indy shop? An independent?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-16-2016, 10:35 PM
sptt144's Avatar
sptt144 sptt144 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orange County, Ca.
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,991
Mein Auto: 2009 335i
Wow, I've never heard of that happening. Yes, a certified BMW independent shop. Someone that specializes in them. Usually about half the cost of the dealer.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-17-2016, 07:18 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
I hope it's covered on my warranty
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-17-2016, 08:27 PM
sptt144's Avatar
sptt144 sptt144 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orange County, Ca.
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,991
Mein Auto: 2009 335i
What warranty do you have? Any reason to think it wldnt be?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-24-2016, 06:36 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
I have the premium package, it says fuel exhaust, but doesn't spell out cat or injectors so I'm hoping its that whole system
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-25-2016, 04:40 AM
chimpskibot chimpskibot is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Pennsylvania most of the time
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 180
Mein Auto: e46, W211, e90 6MT :)
Where did you buy this car from? Was it a private sale or from a dealer? If it was from any type of dealer I would demand a refund immediately. Also have you looked at buying a second hand cats and doing the injectors and spark plugs yourself? You will definitely save a lot of money. Btw does Your state do emission inspection?
__________________
'03 325xi Auto
100k
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-27-2016, 07:11 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
Yes Washington does, I thought about the Carlos's dp's. I've seen the cats on eBay for decent prices and also reconditioned injectors for $24 a piece. Just not to sure about them
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-27-2016, 07:17 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
Damn autocorrect, cat less downpipes. I'm in the process of seeing if warrant will cover it now. If not, yah I'll have no choice to do it myself
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-11-2016, 07:37 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
Update:
I actually replaced the injectors myself, bought them off eBay. Changed out the series 6 originals and replaced them with series 9's. It seems to have solved the misfiring issue. I also bought a set of oem downpipes off eBay as well, so I'll be replacing those soon. While I was at it I also replaced the ignition coils and plugs. While replacing the plugs I noticed a little oil in a couple of the plug tubes, so now I'm wondering if I have a bad valve gasket.
I'm also still trying to get INPA to work right on my computer to calibrate/code the new injectors which I have been trying for about a week with no luck. I'm downloading the updated Daten list (15 gigs) and hopefully that will fix the error #95 I'm getting. So doing it myself I've probably saved my family about 5 grand so far....possibly more
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-11-2016, 07:39 PM
Msteve72 Msteve72 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ft.Lewis, Washington
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2009 335i Coupe
I also called BMW dealer near me and they want to charge me $285 to calibrate the injectors and said it would take all day....freakin ridiculous. If I had INPA working I could do it in less than 10 minutes.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old Yesterday, 04:16 PM
mpedraza mpedraza is offline
Registered User
Location: San Diego
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: Bmw 330i
That's exactly what happened to my car yesterday...I drove it for about 3 hrs perfectly fine,got to my destination, parked it and after an hour turned it on and it was misfiring with the rattling noise and the catalytic converter was also red hot I was just wondering if you ever figured out what was wrong with your BMW?? mine is a 330i
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms