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Old 05-01-2013, 05:47 PM
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About to get an 06/07 335xi - give me info

I'm looking to buy an 06/07 335xi. Are there any problems specific to these model years that I should be aware of? What parts should I be weary of when making my purchase? This will be my first BMW so all help is appreciated.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:28 PM
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there is no such thing as an 06 335xi.
07 and on.
wastegate rattles, the early cars had weak actuator arms that wore out. blip the throttle on a warmed up engine and listen for a rattling noise.
Past: 2001 330i ZSP/ZPP/Step
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Past: 2010 335xi ZMP/ZCW/ZPP/PPK/PE
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:32 PM
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Good looks, I'll keep that in mind. Anything else you can think of?
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:19 AM
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Make sure it's had the HPFP recall / software reprogramming.
2015 M235xi coupe, Black Sapphire Metallic, Black Leather, Fineline Stream trim, Steptronic, xDrive, ZPP, ZTP, ZCW, ZDA, ZDB, 5DP, hk w/ BimmerTech amp, Enh. BT
Ordered 3/12/15, Off the line 4/7/15, Delivered 5/14/15

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Old 05-02-2013, 06:47 AM
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Lots and lots of things need to be looked for on the BMW.
Easiest to look for are Oil Filter housing gasket seepage. (check the lip on the engine block behind the serpentine belt.
Valve cover leak (this is harder to diagnose as it maybe pooling in a recessed spark plug hole but check the rear left side of the engine just under where the black plastic valve cover is)
Mechatronics Sleeve leak (check just to the rear of the tranny for any oil pooling to drop onto the floor).
check headlights are working correctly point close to a wall and watch them rise fall and rise level again.
Check the air filter has been replaced recently (open the air box on top of the engine)
Check all four tires inspect the inside edge on all tires for abnormal camber wear.
Touch the rotors surface and run your finger from inside edge to outside edge and see what kind of lip has developed on the rotors from wear.
Remove the oil filler cap and check for any signs of sludge.

On the Test drive.
Take the car for a drive put the car into 5th at about 25mph and press the gas pedal down 3/4 of the way not all the way down or it will drop to the lowest possible gear. Holding at 3/4 till you get up to 55-60mph if you have no hesitation then you don't have an excessive carbon buildup on you intake valves.
Push the car and listen for a metal rattle sound from the engine bay you have to get to 2,500 rpm + to hear it and be wide open throttle.

(Manual transmission)
Park the car apply the E-Brake and put the clutch in put the car in 5th give the car some gas about 1,500 rpm and left the clutch out slowly all the way. A good clutch will stall a bad one will just sit and run.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:29 PM
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Awesome, lots of good information. Thanks a bunch.
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