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      07-05-2012, 10:21 AM   #84
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Drives: F30 328i Luxury - Sport Auto
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lancashire, North West England, UK

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Originally Posted by JohnMan View Post
I'll be interested to know if there will be any issues down the road for your F30. If I recalled, the early E90s had problems with it's steering lock and ABS and other electronic gremlins. Let's hope that won't be the case for the F30.
There will be unfortunately! I'd be seriously amazed if there was no issue. My E90 never had any problems with itself, but engine components failed which caused a large oil leak (about 30k-35k miles) and the glow plug control unit failed which caused poor running with higher emissions (incl. sulphur) , less fuel consumption and less response. So no biggie's, but faults none the less. My E60 had it's front right lower suspension arm fail (which I didn't notice until service!) and in its last two weeks of ownership, drive slip (but it wasn't the clutch) and I never did find out what that was.

328i? Hmm, maybe the spark plugs? I understand they need to be changed every 15,000 miles and the wants 19,000 until its first service for engine oil.

So fingers crossed, but I wouldn't look badly upon the car if it developed one or two minor faults in its lifetime.

Gone: 2006 BMW E60 520d SE 6MT
Gone: 2009 BMW E90-LCI 330d SE 6MT
Current: 2012 F30 328i Luxury 8AT
On Order: 2015 Audi A6 Avant Ultra, Black Edition (sorry!)