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Old 03-14-2014, 07:27 AM
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07' 328 Question

Hi everyone, I am new to the forum.

I have an 07 328XI that i absolutely love. Only thing is she is nearing the 140km mark.
Now I drive quite a lot, 30-40k a year, my question is,


how reliable will she be as the KM keep adding up?

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Old 03-14-2014, 10:08 AM
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:20 AM
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Hi everyone, I am new to the forum.

I have an 07 328XI that i absolutely love. Only thing is she is nearing the 140km mark.
Now I drive quite a lot, 30-40k a year, my question is,


how reliable will she be as the KM keep adding up?

Thank you!

My question is, which scale or gauge should we use? Is there a Canadian or metric measure? What is our origin of reference?

Or do you look for "Very" or "not so much" or "average," in which case, how would you know what we mean?
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:13 AM
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.................... I just wanted to know how reliable 3 series usually are after 140,000 km
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:40 PM
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It is not reliable.

Your engine is probably the only thing that will last.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:45 PM
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Compared to the two British sports cars with <100k which I had, a BMW with >100k is very reliable and troublefree
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:52 PM
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Thank you!
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:40 PM
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It is not reliable.



Your engine is probably the only thing that will last.

Does anyone else see the irony of this post?


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Old 04-03-2014, 10:34 AM
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Cool Preventive maintenance and common sense goes a long way.

I drive a 2007 328i and I intend to make it last for a long time. A lot less $ than a new one, and I prefer the old technology.

Remove the valve cover and replace the gasket and the three seals, replace the spark plugs and coils. Flush the cooling system, and change out the oil and filters in the engine and transmission, and the oil in the rear end. Ask a tech to check your belts. Lose the hard hitting run flats, and replace with Nokian all season go flats. Put a water pump and a thermostat kit in the trunk along with a jack, a spare wheel and tire, gloves, a hi vis vest, warning triangles, a first aid kit and a few tools.

Use good quality fuel, I like Chevron 94 with techron and no ethanol, and have never had injector issues. Change out the engine oil and filter every 10k or so.

Treat your car right and it will run for a long time.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:48 AM
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Put a water pump and a thermostat kit in the trunk along with a jack, a spare wheel and tire, gloves, a hi vis vest, warning triangles, a first aid kit and a few tools.
You're planning a field water pump replacement? What is the point of buying a modern car if you have to carry around a trunk full of tools and replacement parts.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:49 AM
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It is not reliable.

Your engine is probably the only thing that will last.
Strongly disagree.

And one thing you can count on is that maintaining a car through 200K miles or so is less expensive than paying for a new one. You may reach a point where a specific expense exceeds the value of the car, but that will be years and miles in the future.

With any car, preventive maintenance is less expensive than corrective maintenance. Stay in front with oil, filters, lubes, fluid changes and alignments.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:49 PM
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Thumbs up '07

The OP asked about an '07 328i. Bimmers are not trouble free but you can make them last forever if you work at it.

My '91 318is has run over half a million k and continues to run just fine albeit with a well used S52 engine. My '97 Z3 has 170 k on the clock and runs like new, and my '07 328i has 117 k on the clock and likely runs better than when it was new.

If you can afford a new car, and write it off, and are never far from a dealer, then a new one works for sure.

But I am often way off in the boonies with my dog, Gator, and prefer to rely on myself. And I prefer the older technology, and if I can make a new one run as well as a new one, then why pay extra to take a lot of depreciation?

But the water pumps are a wild card with the '07 328's. At 140k it makes sense to swap it out in advance.

Just saying that if you do what needs to be done, it will run, and run, and run some more.
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nobody?
Did you try searching here? This topic comes up more than once per week.
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