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Old 01-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Mhammill Mhammill is offline
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Buying 2008 335I

Im looking to buy a 2008 bmw 335I. I currently own a 2005 325I and a 2010 x3 m sport. The 335I im looking to buy has 79000 miles. My question before I buy is what are common problems with the car at this mileage. Are the turbo's reliable? I know owning a bmw maintenance cost can be high, I have 110,000 on my 325I and really other than replacing the intake boot, valve cover gasket, and spark plugs have had no trouble at all.

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:44 PM
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As far as the turbos go, that is a normal wear item, at some point you will need to replace them. It's impossible to tell without driving it and putting it up on a rack and removing the shield to look at a few things.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:44 PM
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Turbos
Wastegate
Coil-packs
Mechtronic sleeve
Carbon build up (requires walnut blasting 400-900 bucks(
Sparkplug issues
I believe they have a SB out for the tail light signals being replaced (I had it done)

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Are the turbo's reliable? I know owning a bmw maintenance cost can be high
As you know it depends on the previous owner. If you've got guys like us that wait to 200-210 degrees before we floor it [I can count on one hand when I've had to WOT before warm up due to an emergency] they should last. If you've got some guy flooring on cold and just going HAM you might have issues sooner than the people who baby.

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