Hello everyone. I am glad to be here. Well, my wife and I have decided that a used 2013 Xdrive 35i might very well be the next car for us. I like what I read about the N55 engine and it seems reliable. We dont need alot of extra space and the AWD is a must. I have steered clear of the 28i because of the timing chain guide problems and the potential for catastrophic engine failure.
I am a bit confused about the timing chain in the X1 xdrive 35i however. Is it recommended that the timing chain be replaced at certain intervals? I have always been under the impression that timing chains were, with proper oil changes, designed to last the life of the car. I would appreciate someone clarifying this for me.
Also, I have come to understand that the water pump is due to fail around 80k to 100k. Can anyone give me a ballpark figure on what I should expect to pay for that?
Lastly, I will get a pre-purchase inspection done by a third party...is there anything, engine-wise, I should ask them to take particular note of? Any and all advice is greatly appreciated. I have owned Volkswagons but this X1 xdrive 35i would be my first BMW.
Thanks in advance.