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Old 03-01-2013, 12:23 PM
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It feels like a "lurch" a second or so after I give full throttle. My MR2 has a two stage intake that opens a butterfly valve (at 4,000 rpm) that allows full air to the second set of intake valves and it has a similar "kick" when that valve opens.
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Yeah, I plan on changing all of the fluids (trans, coolant, brake fluid, clutch fluid, differential) at or before 100k. Cheap insurance really.
I change brake fluid every 20,000 km plan to change trans fluid at 50,000km

Currently e92 27,000km, e90 35,000km 130i 22,000km so still have some times to get there
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It feels like a "lurch" a second or so after I give full throttle. My MR2 has a two stage intake that opens a butterfly valve (at 4,000 rpm) that allows full air to the second set of intake valves and it has a similar "kick" when that valve opens.
Hm, would be something to look into then...I have a lurch when I ease off the throttle after punching it on the highway and the revs start to climb down...
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:03 PM
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Just checked and the manual says the car has "Iridium" plugs that have a 100,0000 mile service life.

Sweet!
Believe me, * they don't *. They were the cause of the too-many misfires events I had.

Better change them at 60000 miles.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:43 PM
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WELL....I got the car!!! I looked over the body every inch....no dings no anything mint!!....Car was loaner for 750 miles then a personal lease. Even trade on my audi...Which didn't start this morning by the way!! I pick it up at 5pm. Thanks everyone!!! I now need new summer wheel selection!
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:05 PM
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Damn, your 2012 Audi didn't start this morning? Boy did you get a lemon and a half haha. Glad you're away from it though.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:56 PM
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I am suprised it didnt catch on fire!! Oh the best was after the paper work was signed..he was like you need new front brakes on the audi.....I am like thats not going to happen but thanks for the almost new bmw!
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:09 PM
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Hm, would be something to look into then...I have a lurch when I ease off the throttle after punching it on the highway and the revs start to climb down...
I just went and did some "research" on the problem. This time I was careful to pay attention to the sequence of events. I think I'm just not used to the accelerator on this car yet. There really isn't a "lurch" at any particular rpm. I think the pedal (or throttle linkage) may be a bit sticky.

I guess I shouldn't call it the "throttle" since these engines don't actually have a throttle plate or anything. The Valvetronic system (or is it the dual VANOS) just opens the valves to regulate the intake charge.

How cool is that?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:11 PM
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I am suprised it didnt catch on fire!! Oh the best was after the paper work was signed..he was like you need new front brakes on the audi.....I am like thats not going to happen but thanks for the almost new bmw!
Welcomen to the BMW fraternity! May your Audi nightmares be only a distant memory in your bright Bavarian future.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:21 AM
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I have a 2011 328 with x drive and I love the six cylinder engine. In one year I put 23k on it and it never used any oil. I haven't had any problems except for a radio glitch.

I used to have Volkswagen's but I had too many problems. My cousin has Audi and it does drink the oil.

Good luck
+1 40,000 on mine and not using any oil. My boss has an Audi A6 and it drinks oil.
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Need wheel help..any ideas ? Nothing to big I live in the city.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:58 AM
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Thanks everyone for your help!! Now if I can find a keychain to fit my key I would be all set
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:18 AM
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2.0T should get way better mpgs than what you were seeing.
Yes the 2.0TFSI will drink oil and expensive oil too.

I switched to BMW from Audi as well, but I have a 2nd car. In chicago, I would not own a rwd car as my ONLY vehicle.
good luck, I hope you are happy with your decision, get summer and winter tires NO all seasons.
all seasons = NO seasons.
two sets of tires and two sets of wheels. swap yourself in late october and early april... you should be ok.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:55 AM
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I know I was like wait 227 per tank...best tank 300 and that was it was on E. We have a Cayenne as a second car, as for the bmw....I will get some snow tires (dedicated) at the end of sept, i figure March is here, I wont be around much so screw it. Very happy with decision!

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yea, at this point do not bother. but keep an eye on prices. if they are holding a lot of inventory (not likely) there may be good pricing available on winters! keep an eye on the classifieds too.

all the best!
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:35 PM
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Damn, your 2012 Audi didn't start this morning? Boy did you get a lemon and a half haha. Glad you're away from it though.
I usually don't like to come in here, but I'm sure OP is just exaggerating or flat out lying. I've owned enough VW/Audi products to know that they don't just "fall apart" or mysteriously not start. And on the topic of burning oil, it has to do directly with break-in and OP's aggressive driving style (look at what he said he's getting on a full tank). I've owned a couple diff't VWs with the 2.0T and they never, never gave me issues.
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I usually don't like to come in here, but I'm sure OP is just exaggerating or flat out lying. I've owned enough VW/Audi products to know that they don't just "fall apart" or mysteriously not start. And on the topic of burning oil, it has to do directly with break-in and OP's aggressive driving style (look at what he said he's getting on a full tank). I've owned a couple diff't VWs with the 2.0T and they never, never gave me issues.
Oops, it looks like this thread has tweaked somebody's Ingolstadt nerve. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that some one that goes by the name of "Auto Union" would be offended by anti-Audi posts.
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I could be a total dick about this and retaliate in haste about your absurd post about my Audi experience.....but I dont care or even have the time. My Audi sucked....plain and simple and now I have a BMW. I am sure opinions can be questioned about every consumer product experience in the world.

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I usually don't like to come in here, but I'm sure OP is just exaggerating or flat out lying. I've owned enough VW/Audi products to know that they don't just "fall apart" or mysteriously not start. And on the topic of burning oil, it has to do directly with break-in and OP's aggressive driving style (look at what he said he's getting on a full tank). I've owned a couple diff't VWs with the 2.0T and they never, never gave me issues.
A friend of mine was a VW family until he had 2 Jettas that all but fell apart and he doesn't drive them hard or anything. But the point here is that the plural of anecdotal isn't data....we can't just go saying "this is my experience so it must be fact." (OP or otherwise).

For something fact based? I was recently reading a CR reliability assessment and they were stating that '11-'12 A4s were good in overall reliability but something like '08-'10 models had engine issues (I do not remember specific model years).

Conclusion: General, anecdotal statements don't mean anything and we really should base our opinions in fact.
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+1 40,000 on mine and not using any oil. My boss has an Audi A6 and it drinks oil.
Wow, your car runs on no oil!? That's amazing, how much do you want for it?

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I could be a total dick about this and retaliate in haste about your absurd post about my Audi experience.....but I dont care or even have the time. My Audi sucked....plain and simple and now I have a BMW. I am sure opinions can be questioned about every consumer product experience in the world.
Having a BMW doesn't mean anything different. Expect to pour money into the car if you want to keep it for longer than 2-3 years, and to keep it running optimally. These cars need maintenance, and regular maintenance. Reliability on these cars is directly proportionate to how much TLC is given. Also money, lots of money.
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I mean really who gives a flying monkeys ass about this or that...However people forget one thing.....we are human and relate to experiences regardless if its back by scientific /numerical/fact. Just because I said my experience sucked, doesn't imply that all Audi suck, however its my opinion and I have a right to it....I reserve the right to have emotion over my car regardless of fact based data. BiHoTTo115 you are absolutely correct...sh*t cost money to maintain...and thats a fact!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:31 PM
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M54 and N52 are engine codes. The M54 was the motor is the E46 generation 3er and the N52 is the motor in the E90 generation 328.


Some people are really paranoid about how loaners were driven, but the fact of the matter is exceedingly few people post on here that they bought a loaner and it's turned out to be a bad car. When dealers CPO their retired loaners they bring everything up to CPO standards and then, of course, BMW backs the six year/100k mile warranty.
I bought my 2011 328i as a dealer loaner with 13k mi 1 year ago. Have put 12k mi on it to date, not 1 powertrain related issue whatsoever and I enjoy the car all out as often as possible.

In retrospect my 335i was always in for service over programming tweaks, performance just was never consistant imo like the 328i; I do miss the turbo power
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Wow, your car runs on no oil!? That's amazing, how much do you want for it?



Having a BMW doesn't mean anything different. Expect to pour money into the car if you want to keep it for longer than 2-3 years, and to keep it running optimally. These cars need maintenance, and regular maintenance. Reliability on these cars is directly proportionate to how much TLC is given. Also money, lots of money.
I've never believed this. Regular maintenance means changing the oil, flushing the brake fluid, etc.

All of that is important, but it isn't going to do anything to help you with what is really likely to go wrong on these cars: Electrical snafus and plastic parts failing.
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I've never believed this. Regular maintenance means changing the oil, flushing the brake fluid, etc.

All of that is important, but it isn't going to do anything to help you with what is really likely to go wrong on these cars: Electrical snafus and plastic parts failing.
I guess I should have gone into slightly more detail. What I, personally that is, mean by "regular maintenance", is checking hoses and plastics for cracks, control arms, tie rod assemblies, play in wheels, etc. The list goes on. Anyone Joe Schmo can change the oil, but that won't save your ass when you have vibration in tires that balancing just won't fix. Nor will it help you out when your water pump leaves you stranded.

I guess the thing to take away from this, is that if you plan on keeping your car for a long time, get into bed with a local reliable BMW Indy, or start learning all you can about your car and grabbing a Bentley E90 book.

I've got it pretty good in my situation, in that my father is a HELL of a DIY'er when it comes to not just cars, but anything really. On top of being an electrician as well! With my continuing knowledge of cars over the years and his incredible talent, there's nothing that can't be fixed. I can't name one reasonable thing. But for anyone else that doesn't have those luxuries or the tools readily available, it's time to make friends with car guys!
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