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      01-09-2020, 07:26 PM   #7
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Welcome to the n20/n26 world! Id have a post purchase inspection done at your local bmw dealership or a trusted indy shop do one. The timing chains and guides have plagued these engines well into the 2014 model year. The chains and guides like to give out in the higher mileage 60k+ miles. 2015 is when they had a revised timing chain and guides installed to the x28i BMW vehicles. Besides that, there is a tendency for a turbo oil line to leak and have white smoke on cold start ups. Besides that, have at it with the tuning and be careful because there is a power ceiling of around 300-350 hp/tq where these engines like to crap out. Catless downpipes (VRSF) with an O2 spacer add nice sound and not too much smell while keeping the CEL from coming on. Air intakes from Injen produces much spooling noises from the turbo (Not so much performance gains but turbo noises are worth it).


Originally Posted by jss12636 View Post
Hello everyone,
A few days before Christmas my 2008 Tahoe got hit and they declared it a total loss. I really loved that thing but I missed BMWs even more. So I picked up a F30 2012 328i for $10,200 from my local dealer. It has 70k miles and seems to be in good shape. I take delivery in 2 days (had to wait for insurance check). I really wanted another e93 or f33 but my insurance is way too high with previous wrecks being my fault, especially after I put the e93 into the back of a Lexus and totaled them both... and its nice not having car payments. A little older and wiser now, if I may say so.

I have to say Global Imports in Atlanta were great to deal with and they came down from $12,780.

Excited to pick up my car. I forgot how much I loved these things, despite the high maintenance! My golden retriever will probably tear the thing up, though lol. First order of business is tinting the windows, replacing the battery for good measure, and getting a seat protector for the pup! First mods will probably be grilles and would love to do the non-halogen lights.