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Old 06-19-2013, 12:16 PM
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I had a 1994 3251 coupe- very little problems. Then I purchased a 2004 X5. My son totaled it. So I bought a 545i with 28K miles. Now it has 70K miles and every problem imaginable occurs. Im done with Beemers. My 1998 Toyota 4 Runner gives me no trouble. go figure.
E60 545's are among the least reliable models from Munich
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Final word on the problem from the dealer is that its a low pressure fuel sensor, related to the HPFP. He said that part of the recall was to check the fuel sensor and if it was working fine to just leave it. He said they are now starting to see those coming back faulty. They are going to cover the out of warranty repair cost since its related to my previous problems

BMW CS called me today. It was essentially just a verbal version of the form letter. Take down my name and info and then tell me they appreciate my feed back and sorry for your trouble. You'll help our engineers make better cars... blah blah...

At least they are fixing it for free. Still quite annoyed that I had ANOTHER HPFP related problem after the problem was supposed to have been solved. That would make 5 HPFP related problems.

Let hope for better luck in F32 land...
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Um, no offense to any women reading here. Especially the high-maintenance ones.
Who gives a crap, they enjoy being treated like **** anyway
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:54 PM
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Final word on the problem from the dealer is that its a low pressure fuel sensor, related to the HPFP. He said that part of the recall was to check the fuel sensor and if it was working fine to just leave it. He said they are now starting to see those coming back faulty. They are going to cover the out of warranty repair cost since its related to my previous problems

BMW CS called me today. It was essentially just a verbal version of the form letter. Take down my name and info and then tell me they appreciate my feed back and sorry for your trouble. You'll help our engineers make better cars... blah blah...

At least they are fixing it for free. Still quite annoyed that I had ANOTHER HPFP related problem after the problem was supposed to have been solved. That would make 5 HPFP related problems.

Let hope for better luck in F32 land...
What brand and octane of fuel do you primarily use?
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What brand and octane of fuel do you primarily use?
I use 93 octane from whichever major place I happen to be passing. Most often BP or Shell. I've never used less than 93.
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I use 93 octane from whichever major place I happen to be passing. Most often BP or Shell. I've never used less than 93.
Just trying to figure out if there is anything that might be causing your problems since you seem to be having more than the norm.
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I know that both of our cars had software updates performed by the dealer for the HPFP related issues. Our '08 had two updates. Do you know if your dealer did yours? Since you've had so many problems, have you tried going to a different dealer to talk with them about the issues?
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Just trying to figure out if there is anything that might be causing your problems since you seem to be having more than the norm.
Yea, I don't think I do anything out of the ordinary with it compared to anyone else. No tracking, no engine mods, normal gas, normal every day driver, getting angry at slow people in the left lane on the highway. I guess I'm just unlucky. Maybe there are mice in my garage that are eating through the hoses and spiders making webs in the engine...
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:33 AM
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I know that both of our cars had software updates performed by the dealer for the HPFP related issues. Our '08 had two updates. Do you know if your dealer did yours? Since you've had so many problems, have you tried going to a different dealer to talk with them about the issues?
I don't know for sure about the software. I'd like to think I did although it would have been easy for me to forget it was done losing track of it amongst all of my dealer visits. I haven't tried another dealer. I'm only going to have the car for a few more months, so we'll see how the F32 is.
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The sad thing about my 335i is that the durability of the interior makes it look like a new car even after 80K miles (I take care of it). The electronics work as well today as they did when I picked it up in Munich. However the N54 engine does not give me confidence in its longevity without major, continuous maintenance. Obviously a lot of people have had much better luck with theirs, but mine has thrown CEL's at least annually since 18K miles for various reasons (cam ledge bearings, loose turbo hose, HPFP, wastegates and most recently ???). I'm sure the version of the N54 used in the 335is is much improved over the 2007 version in my car. If I buy another 335i I would want the N55 even if it sacrifices some of the rawness and ease of mods of the N54.
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The sad thing about my 335i is that the durability of the interior makes it look like a new car even after 80K miles (I take care of it). The electronics work as well today as they did when I picked it up in Munich. However the N54 engine does not give me confidence in its longevity without major, continuous maintenance. Obviously a lot of people have had much better luck with theirs, but mine has thrown CEL's at least annually since 18K miles for various reasons (cam ledge bearings, loose turbo hose, HPFP, wastegates and most recently ???). I'm sure the version of the N54 used in the 335is is much improved over the 2007 version in my car. If I buy another 335i I would want the N55 even if it sacrifices some of the rawness and ease of mods of the N54.
I would be mad as hell too if my cars had the problems that you experienced. It would have been useful if we had tried to figure out any commonality with the cars that had the problems back when many here seemed to be having the problems.

I had asked my SA about the issue several years ago. They said that some of their cars had developed the HPFP problem but they had stayed on top of the issue and were diligent with software upgrades and changing out some parts on the cars. That's why I'm thinking that some dealers may have done a better job than others?

I want to keep our cars for a long time too, as that was our plan when buying them. After reading about the problems people were having, I bought the BMW extended warranties for both of our BMWs. Our '08 is into that now. So far, the only issue has been to replace a window washer reservoir that cracked as a result of heat. I guess time will tell.
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The sad thing about my 335i is that the durability of the interior makes it look like a new car even after 80K miles (I take care of it). The electronics work as well today as they did when I picked it up in Munich. However the N54 engine does not give me confidence in its longevity without major, continuous maintenance. Obviously a lot of people have had much better luck with theirs, but mine has thrown CEL's at least annually since 18K miles for various reasons (cam ledge bearings, loose turbo hose, HPFP, wastegates and most recently ???). I'm sure the version of the N54 used in the 335is is much improved over the 2007 version in my car. If I buy another 335i I would want the N55 even if it sacrifices some of the rawness and ease of mods of the N54.
Nice sig with your HPFP number. I should add that to my sig.
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just got a 2008 335i with 60k miles on it , fully serviced and given the once over nothing wrong. my question what should i be looking out for with these cars as i am assed out on any warrantee . thanks
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meaning my kiester is blowing in the wind. I have no warranty at all. and all these posts around here have me nervous

this is my first ?BMW had many benz's and audi's before
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meaning my kiester is blowing in the wind. I have no warranty at all. and all these posts around here have me nervous

this is my first ?BMW had many benz's and audi's before
I know what you mean, I have owned 325's in the past and found them to be very reliable. I now own a 528 and my wife owns a 328. This site is excellent with a lot of great info, but it does get me nervous reading about all these problems.
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I know what you mean, I have owned 325's in the past and found them to be very reliable. I now own a 528 and my wife owns a 328. This site is excellent with a lot of great info, but it does get me nervous reading about all these problems.
hopefully its just a combo of problems here and there from several posters and not all these problems in one car. or else
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just got a 2008 335i with 60k miles on it , fully serviced and given the once over nothing wrong. my question what should i be looking out for with these cars as i am assed out on any warrantee . thanks
Steering lock module
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Ah yes, the good old Detroit Smokers. Often it was improperly seated rings. Down on power but still serviceable for many years--as long as you constantly fed them oil.
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Steering lock module
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Water pump
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Fuel pump

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whoa lol thanks for tip. i had a a5 before this car and ill say this car is so much more fun to drive. i hope i can keep it . if the repairs come too often ill have to move on sadly. maybe look into the 4 series in a year or so. get that warranty
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