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Old 08-31-2013, 01:21 PM
Teddymultani Teddymultani is offline
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Hi everyone,

I purchased a 335i x drive 2009 sedan with less than 50,000KMS. I'm a MB driver who is switching to BMW. I had a 2002 c320 and i currently own a 2009 c230 4matic. But both benz's absolutely gave me no problems. As i am concerned that the BMW Will give problems. Any suggestions or tips to look out for? Or any certain concerns I should be worried about?

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Old 08-31-2013, 05:57 PM
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Zooks527 Zooks527 is offline
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1 ) As you come up on 80,000 km you should think about having the intake valves cleaned (walnut shell blasting per BMW).
2 ) Change the transfer case and front and rear differentials every 50,000 km. Note: there's no drain plug on the rear, and it's a nuisance to do. Keep chasing quotes until you find one under $150, or DIY.
3 ) Think about changing the ATF at 80,000 km and every 80,000 thereafter.
4 ) Get real snow tires for the winter. Don't rely on AWD and A/S.
5 ) Enjoy the car. It's a blast.

Oh, and welcome to the fest.

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Prior 40 years of cars: 1967 BelAir wagon / 1968 LeMans Tempest / 1970 Mustang Mach 1 / 1972 El Dorado / 1978 Corvette / 1981 Subaru GL wagon 4WD / 1983 s10 Blazer 4x4 / 1985 Bronco 4x4 / 1996 Bronco 4x4 / 2004 Passat 4motion / 2009 BMW 335i xDrive E92

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Old 08-31-2013, 06:41 PM
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What Zooks said.

(Inside joke, and welcome!)
2011 335xi Individual 6MT - Azurite Black Metallic / Oyster & Black / Anthracite Maple + all the good stuff
2003 330Ci Sport 5MT - Black Sapphire Metallic / Natural Brown / Myrtle + the important stuff

   N47 35' 30.13" E11 10' 33.36" - End of break-in...you can guess what came next. BMW CCA
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