F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 Sedan / F32 Coupe / F36 Gran Coupe Forum > Dead/faulty Twin scroll Turbo! After 5000 miles only..
Extreme Power House
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-14-2013, 06:11 AM   #1
carlos2283
New Member
0
Rep
8
Posts

Drives: 2013 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ashburn, VA

iTrader: (0)

Angry Dead/faulty Twin scroll Turbo! After 5000 miles only..

Sad to say but after owning several 3 series including a 2011 M3, I can say today that my 2013 335i M-sport is the most disappointing after experiencing a turbo failure of some sort along with other less severe issues.

Symptoms:

-last few weeks upon starting , turbo made a weird noise like you would hear if someone threw a leaf into a fan, but it would go away.

-Then yesterday on my way home I noticed an absence in boost/power when accelerating followed by a high pitched blow off sound...

-10 minutes later the car seems to have reverted to a very weak-no turbo- engine and when I put my foot down to test the kick down mode...nada!

-Does not matter if I'm in sport mode, this car has clearly failed me and I'm not an abusive driver. All I can say is that I adjust the settings quite often from ECO,Comfort to SPORT.


Going to take off work to service but I'm going to dread every moment. Be aware folks and let me know if you are experience the same problem...
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
ft1338
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
226
Posts

Drives: None
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: None

iTrader: (0)

Now I'm sure the ATS has a chance.
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
///3dkn
Keeping it Gangster
///3dkn's Avatar
United_States
10
Rep
737
Posts

Drives: Vehicle
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Spanaway, WA

iTrader: (7)

Good luck brother. I hope everything gets worked out
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #4
roundel335
Brigadier General
roundel335's Avatar
United_States
70
Rep
3,894
Posts

Drives: 13 335i Sedan, 11 128i Cabrio
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Leland, NC

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
So you've had no diagnosis by BMW and you're convinced your turbo is dead? There could be many other reasons, not the least of which might be a leak in the turbo plumbing, particularly the charge pipe. I'd wait to get the official diagnosis before declaring to the world that this is some sort of endemic problem.
__________________

2013 F30 335i M-Sport 8AT/MPE/MPPK, 2011 128i M-sport Cabrio 6MT/PE
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
rohms3
Lieutenant
rohms3's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
526
Posts

Drives: 2015 Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by roundel335 View Post
So you've had no diagnosis by BMW and you're convinced your turbo is dead? There could be many other reasons, not the least of which might be a leak in the turbo plumbing, particularly the charge pipe. I'd wait to get the official diagnosis before declaring to the world that this is some sort of endemic problem.
+1, a little premature to place the blame on a turbo failure... sounds like a vacuum leak.
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 09:23 AM   #6
Cyberdemon
Major
Cyberdemon's Avatar
100
Rep
1,401
Posts

Drives: 2015 M235i Vert
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Long Island NY

iTrader: (0)

Things break, that's why you have a warranty.

As was mentioned, there are other things that will cause those problems that have nothing to do with a failed turbo.

You may find out you had a rock shoot up and hit one of your hoses in just the right place to cause a vacuum leak. If there is any leak in the system, you lose boost. My wife flipped out on VW when her EOS lost boost. Turns out she backed off a high curb and cracked the intercooler...damn you VW!

Post what your results are when you take the car in for service.
__________________
Current: '15 M235i Vert
Previous: '13 335i, '08 TL-S, '00 Corvette
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #7
shivaswrath
Brigadier General
shivaswrath's Avatar
United_States
71
Rep
3,269
Posts

Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lost in NJ

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by carlos2283 View Post
Sad to say but after owning several 3 series including a 2011 M3, I can say today that my 2013 335i M-sport is the most disappointing after experiencing a turbo failure of some sort along with other less severe issues.

Symptoms:

-last few weeks upon starting , turbo made a weird noise like you would hear if someone threw a leaf into a fan, but it would go away.

-Then yesterday on my way home I noticed an absence in boost/power when accelerating followed by a high pitched blow off sound...

-10 minutes later the car seems to have reverted to a very weak-no turbo- engine and when I put my foot down to test the kick down mode...nada!

-Does not matter if I'm in sport mode, this car has clearly failed me and I'm not an abusive driver. All I can say is that I adjust the settings quite often from ECO,Comfort to SPORT.


Going to take off work to service but I'm going to dread every moment. Be aware folks and let me know if you are experience the same problem...
I'll put money on the fact that it's a intercooler piping that's popped off.

Stay Calm, Boost on.
__________________
2012 335i Mineral Gray
M Performance Whore: PPK|Exhaust|Brakes|Performance Suspension Struts & Springs|LSD|Black Kidney Grilles|CF Spoiler and Mirror Caps|Bav Stage 1|400Ms|BMWF30.com
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 09:38 AM   #8
OC40
Lieutenant Colonel
25
Rep
1,830
Posts

Drives: 335i MSport + MPS/MPPK
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Irvine, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 MINI S  [0.00]
2013 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyberdemon
Things break, that's why you have a warranty.

As was mentioned, there are other things that will cause those problems that have nothing to do with a failed turbo.

You may find out you had a rock shoot up and hit one of your hoses in just the right place to cause a vacuum leak. If there is any leak in the system, you lose boost. My wife flipped out on VW when her EOS lost boost. Turns out she backed off a high curb and cracked the intercooler...damn you VW!

Post what your results are when you take the car in for service.
+1
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 10:09 AM   #9
Ryan9095
Captain
Ryan9095's Avatar
19
Rep
640
Posts

Drives: 2015 F33 428i Lux Convertible
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

At least you have warranty. Good luck!
__________________
2015 BMW 428i Luxury Line Convertible - Imperial Blue/Saddle Brown
2014 BMW i3-REX - Andesite Silver/Giga Cassia Leather
2014 BMW 650i Coupe - Alpine White/Black Nappa loaded
2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport- Nero Carbonio/Cuoio
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #10
phx08
Lieutenant
phx08's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
480
Posts

Drives: MKV Jetta
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by shivaswrath View Post
I'll put money on the fact that it's a intercooler piping that's popped off.

Stay Calm, Boost on.
KCCO.

OP, things happen. Take it in and find out what is wrong.
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 10:59 AM   #11
CLittle
Second Lieutenant
United_States
4
Rep
205
Posts

Drives: 2013 328i Luxury
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Irvine, CA

iTrader: (0)

Yeah Carlos, where've you been? there's an entire limp mode thread for 335i msport owners. I expect they'll find the culprit to the issue and provide a good will extended warranty on that part.
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #12
carlos2283
New Member
0
Rep
8
Posts

Drives: 2013 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ashburn, VA

iTrader: (0)

Good posts guys. I was self diagnosing this as being turbo prematurely but I was wrong. The next day I took it into service and they said it was some fan attachment but nothing was replaced, who knows if it will return. I guess this is "limp mode" as the one person pointed out having to do with a fan of some sort and the car not allowing you to go above 2-3k followed by a very loud fan noise. Thanks for the replies, I'll keep updating as this situation unfolds...
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
dead turbo 335i f30

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 AM.




f30post
f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST