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      09-25-2019, 01:36 PM   #397
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Wondering how the warranty works in this case, am I technically CPO-only (which wouldn't cover speakers) or does the original 4yr/50k mile warranty still apply to me even though I'm the 2nd owner? I'm at 42k miles.
The warranty should apply no matter how many owners. It is the free maintenance that does not transfer to the new owner (except for immediate family).
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      09-30-2019, 11:02 AM   #398
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Battery@50k, blown strut @ 53k(pot hole?) fan sensor @17k and line for expansion tank to radiator.
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      10-13-2019, 03:59 PM   #399
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2013 335i M sport 6speed manual, 176k miles. I have been meaning to get the maintenance history from the dealer. Carfax has a long list of "maintenance" entries. Judging by the frequency they appear to be just oil changes. I'm pleased to see the PO did that frequently. The PPi came back with a clean bill of health.

It currently drives flawlessly except the heater takes forever to put out warm air. Seems like a stuck open thermostat. As far as things replaced over the years, I don't know. As far as modifications, stock, except for the lighter weight rims. It seems the PO believed, if you repeatedly/evenly curb rash the rims you could reduce the amount of un-sprung mass. Although the PO was on the right track there are better ways of achieving that.

Current ongoing projects, changing all the "lifetime" fluids. Changing the thermostat.
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      10-13-2019, 06:10 PM   #400
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2013 335i. Still zero issues at 70,000 miles. Has never been to any shop, I DIY all maintenance pretty meticulously. BM3 stage 2 for the last 20,000 miles.
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      10-15-2019, 12:06 PM   #401
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Production year 2012

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oil filter housing around 30k
eccentric value malfuntion around 46k (Fixed itself)

Chargepipe never blew when I had Jb4 but changed anyway

valve cover gasket 65k

Maf sensor issue due to the intake oil, but gone after cleaning sensor

Cars been reliable, no serious issues.

-bushings around the car are getting old and worn.

-did not do my water pump yet

-still need to do my tranny fluid
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      10-16-2019, 03:34 AM   #402
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2014 328i at 63k mi all mine and I loved every single miles I put on it. Still going strong. I do walnut shell blasting every 30k miles, it will run very smooth and you can feel it. Change oil every 7k miles. I just had to replace the tires and bushings other than that nothing else.

Now I am planning to do a brake fluid flush and coolant flush.

Good to hear- which bushings threes like a million of them in these cars?
1- Turbo coolant lines which I didn't notice but when i took it for oil change the dealer noticed it.

2- Steering rack
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      10-16-2019, 05:05 PM   #403
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63k miles

Had to replace Vanos tensioner and Vanos solenoids at 62k.

Other than that no probs.

Jb4, charge pipe, intercooler, 3 gals of e85 and the thing hauls.

Replaced spark plugs when i put the performance mods on with NGK 97506's.
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      10-17-2019, 09:45 AM   #404
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Hi all, looking at purchasing my first BMW and hoping to get your opinion.

I'm looking at a 2014 328i xdrive wagon with M sport package, with 144,000km (89k miles).

I had it brought to a BMW dealership for the pre purchase inspection, and the results were mostly good. Needs front brakes, some light rash on 2 wheels, paint is good, tires good.

The only concern is the front struts have leaked some, and will likely need replacing. As it has the adaptive suspension the quote from BMW to fix this was astronomical, but after looking through the forms and exploring aftermarket, replacing with Bilstein B4 doesn't scare me. I want to keep the stock ride height for winter so this seems like the best option.

The only thing that is keeping me from buying the car is the timing chain issue. The more I read the more hesitant I become. The dealer listened to the engine and said it sounds great, if there was an issue they'd be able to hear it.

What do you guys think? Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks!
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      10-18-2019, 01:55 PM   #405
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I've read a bunch about the timing chain issue on here. Ultimately I stopped reading when a poster, much more knowledgeable than I, went on to explain at length that this issue is statistically insignificant. You might disagree if you spent some time reading about the numerous people who have posted about problems. The numbers of members on here, while very helpful, don't represent the amount of cars on the road at large. Not even close.

Even despite the class action going on in California or resolved.

I refuse to think it's a global issue. If you found a car and everything checks out mechanically with the build you want and price, go for it, I say. My .02
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      10-18-2019, 03:13 PM   #406
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MY63 335d xdrive - 167k

Oxygen sensor - warranty
Battery - £200 ish I think
Vac hose £27

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      10-19-2019, 11:51 AM   #407
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Hi all, looking at purchasing my first BMW and hoping to get your opinion.

I'm looking at a 2014 328i xdrive wagon with M sport package, with 144,000km (89k miles).

I had it brought to a BMW dealership for the pre purchase inspection, and the results were mostly good. Needs front brakes, some light rash on 2 wheels, paint is good, tires good.

The only concern is the front struts have leaked some, and will likely need replacing. As it has the adaptive suspension the quote from BMW to fix this was astronomical, but after looking through the forms and exploring aftermarket, replacing with Bilstein B4 doesn't scare me. I want to keep the stock ride height for winter so this seems like the best option.

The only thing that is keeping me from buying the car is the timing chain issue. The more I read the more hesitant I become. The dealer listened to the engine and said it sounds great, if there was an issue they'd be able to hear it.

What do you guys think? Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks!
I've got 70k miles on my 328i now and zero problems. I love it. Yes, there has been talk about timing chain issues, but I'm not losing sleep over it. You live in NS so the xDrive is probably important. Just know that the suspension on xDrives is different, not necessarily worse but different. There is a lot of information on this forum. Do a little searching if you want. I've not seen an m-sport touring before. I'm sure it looks awesome. Good luck!
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      10-21-2019, 08:59 PM   #408
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2014 F30 335i
47k miles.

Passenger side headlight failure. 15k - warranty
Charge pipe cracked.40k - warranty
Passenger side front - vapor barrier failed - water leak cases the illuminated door sill to fail.35k - out of pocket
Oil filter housing gasket leak.40k - warranty
Valve cover gasket leak. 46k - warranty
Oil pan gasket leak.46k - warranty
MAF sensor fail.20k - warranty
Engine mounts shot.47k - out of pocket
Belt tensioner/pulley fail.47k - warranty.

I remember the good old times when i had just an oil filter housing gasket leak on my old 2006 330i E90 with 158k miles.... good old times.
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      10-21-2019, 09:10 PM   #409
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2014 F30 335i
47k miles.

Passenger side headlight failure. 15k - warranty
Charge pipe cracked.40k - warranty
Passenger side front - vapor barrier failed - water leak cases the illuminated door sill to fail.35k - out of pocket
Oil filter housing gasket leak.40k - warranty
Valve cover gasket leak. 46k - warranty
Oil pan gasket leak.46k - warranty
MAF sensor fail.20k - warranty
Engine mounts shot.47k - out of pocket
Belt tensioner/pulley fail.47k - warranty.

I remember the good old times when i had just an oil filter housing gasket leak on my old 2006 330i E90 with 158k miles.... good old times.
Looks like I dodged the N55 bullet. MY2016 B58 340i, 60K miles no issues other than low coolant at 8k miles and some flat tires from potholes.
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      10-21-2019, 09:11 PM   #410
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Blew my chargepipe same day I flashed stage 1.
Blew a coolant line going to the expansion tank, only cost $32 for the line from BMW though.
Other than that just regular maintenance since I've only had the car for a couple of months. They are pretty amazing for sure
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      10-22-2019, 12:09 AM   #411
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Model year 2013 328i bought new in November 2018. Has about 110k miles. Just last month there was a drivetrain Malfunction light on and error message. The car wouldn't get into gear and when it did even when you push the gas there's no power. Took it to a dealer nearby and had to replace the cracked cylinder head. Approx $2000. This is in San Diego California. And a new battery ~$500.
When it had about 75k miles had to replace a gasket/valve and don't exactly recall but was over a grand I believe.
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      10-22-2019, 12:39 AM   #412
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Model year 2013 328i bought new in November 2018. Has about 110k miles. Just last month there was a drivetrain Malfunction light on and error message. The car wouldn't get into gear and when it did even when you push the gas there's no power. Took it to a dealer nearby and had to replace the cracked cylinder head. Approx $2000. This is in San Diego California. And a new battery ~$500.
When it had about 75k miles had to replace a gasket/valve and don't exactly recall but was over a grand I believe.
Did you get the timing chain done at the same time? or was it previously changed?
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      10-22-2019, 12:46 AM   #413
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Model year 2013 328i bought new in November 2018. Has about 110k miles. Just last month there was a drivetrain Malfunction light on and error message. The car wouldn't get into gear and when it did even when you push the gas there's no power. Took it to a dealer nearby and had to replace the cracked cylinder head. Approx $2000. This is in San Diego California. And a new battery ~$500.
When it had about 75k miles had to replace a gasket/valve and don't exactly recall but was over a grand I believe.
Take it to an Indy. They are overcharging you for the battery you can DIY for around $200 plus registration. How could you buy an MY2013 new in 2018?
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