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Old 06-23-2012, 02:23 PM
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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.

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:41 AM
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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.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:03 AM
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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.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:11 PM
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Yup, they did. 100k miles/8 (I think) years
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:31 PM
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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.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:20 AM
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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.

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Old 06-29-2012, 12:57 PM
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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.
True dat. I was surprised the 6er was so much slower 0 to 60.

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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.

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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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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.
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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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