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      02-14-2016, 07:57 PM   #23
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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.

That seems very frequency and perhaps unnecessary. I remember reading a thread a while back and it said the N55 is much better than the N54 with regard to needing walnut blasting.
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      02-14-2016, 11:48 PM   #24
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      02-14-2016, 11:54 PM   #25
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Where do I begin...

Parking lamp malfunction x4
Engine map thermostat replaced (check engine light on, no other warnings given to me in iDrive)
Transfer box replaced (overheated?)
All brake pads and discs at least once (the US spec pads and discs have no heat capacity for speeds greater than 65-70mph so they warp very easily, corner braking also causes excessive rear brake pad wear IMO)
Faulty rear brake pad wear sensor (probably installed incorrectly when pads were replaced)
Drivetrain malfunction (resolved spontaneously without explanation)
Vent replaced for peeling trim
Rear vents replaced due to cracking
CD case on top of front passenger seat bass speaker leading me to believe I needed a new speaker (doh!)
New windshield wipers I didn't ask for from dealer (?)
Extra insulation installed for rattling driver side door panel
Driver side window reprogrammed for lack of auto up/down feature (d/t battery being disconnected??, not sure)

I have 24,000 miles on my 2013 320i xDrive.

This is why I lease.

Total cost out of pocket: $188.04 (rear brake disc labor- per BMW NA who wouldn't pay fully for rusty/grooved discs under no-cost maintenance)
Loss of my business to the dealership that did all of this repair work and was reimbursed by BMW NA (d/t the brake repair charges): priceless

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      02-15-2016, 12:07 AM   #26
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so far 23,000 miles on my 2013 328i, bought it new.

Rattle on driver side dash developed around 10,000 miles,
took it to a dealer few times didn't solve the issue. Got it fixed myself
recently as it turned out to be the driver side ac vent.

Rattle from center console, where I drive knob is present. Fixed by the dealer.

Rattle from trunk just recently. Solved this by fastening the bolts on the trunk ceiling.

Trunk spring squeaking developed just recently. I fixed it with a spray of Pb blaster.

Thermostat replaced (recall)

The A/C is rather smelly during cold start, must be the molds on the evaporator even though the cabin filter have been replaced. Gonna buy A/C Spray.

Tires due soon for replacement.

My biggest concern was the rattle which annoys me every time, but it's been quiet so far after having all fixed.
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      02-15-2016, 04:49 AM   #27
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      02-15-2016, 08:11 AM   #28
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25k miles on my '13 328i with no issues up to date.

Indy changed out oil around 1500 miles (I'm a sucker for Mike Miller's old school maintenance).
Walnuts will be done at 50k miles.
Plugs will be done at 50k miles.
Trans fluid, filter/gasket at 50k miles.
Coolant flush at 50k (has anyone done it sooner/later)?
Fuel filter at 50k, though my car is the SULEV so don't remember if it can be changed or not w/o replacing the fuel tank.
Rear diff fluid at 50k.

I've asked this before on here and wondered the water pump/thermostat life on the n20's.
Read here a while back about a n20 calling it quits at 72k miles, though seems it's an isolated case?
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      02-15-2016, 03:18 PM   #29
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Issue#1. 700 miles in, "drivetrain malfunction". Dealer replaced turbo.
Issue#2. 10k miles, squealing brakes, more like an annoyance than an issue. I overhauled the braking system for the Stoptech Trophy Kit.
Issue#3. around 15k miles, noise from ac vent. I bought the weight and add it to the intake hose myself
Issue#4. around 31k miles, loud humming noise under the hood. Replaced the waste gate solenoid myself
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      02-15-2016, 03:39 PM   #30
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      02-29-2016, 10:52 PM   #31
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      02-29-2016, 11:04 PM   #32
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      03-01-2016, 05:56 AM   #33
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Radio button panel replaced by dealer due to crack/light shine through.

It has been good so far.
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      03-01-2016, 06:20 AM   #34
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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.
So I'm guessing you did it around 30K and 60K ? Do you have pictures of the condition of the engine those two times before you did it ?
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      03-01-2016, 07:09 AM   #35
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125000 km. Except for few rattles, it has been standard maintenance, no issues so far.
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Also for the people who have done the walnuts, did you have a indy shop do it or a dealer? My local dealer last year advertised a $450 special but was only for the 4 & 6 cylinders. Pretty convenient since you'll be offered a loaner, whereas a indy most likely won't.
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      03-01-2016, 09:47 AM   #37
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'12 328i Sport 6MT, 25k miles, 4 years old. Not even close to high mileage, but so far:

Trunk spring
Thrust arm front passenger side
Steering rack replaced with updated version
Camera and wiring from bumper cam
MAP sensor
Clutch switch
Battery
Window seals

First thing I asked for was the trunk strut/spring to be replaced for smoother opening, supposedly it was done but not much improvement.

Mentioned a front end noise, one "thrust rod" found to be leaking fluid and was replaced.

Mentioned front end noise more specifically and reproduced with technician on a drive, I was seeking a new updated steering rack based on another user's experience, my wish was granted and so far so good.

Camera system faults occurred, bad signal found from front right bumper cam. Camera and wiring replaced and re-routed through I think a less-wet path to the firewall.

MSA frequently stalling on re-start with occasional drivetrain failure warnings; slow cranking speed on cold starts. MAP sensor fault, replaced. Clutch switch failed diagnostics and was replaced, symptoms later returned. Replaced battery and finally all is well - take note here, many electrical oddities will stem from a failing battery, this car is voltage sensitive!

Window rubber seals seem a little noisy on the highway and appear to have swollen or shrunken away from the top of the glass and the b-pillars. There's a thread on here about the issue. I asked my technician and he agreed to replace them while my car is in for its final free oil change.

All in all not bad, I've only ever gone to the dealer once outside of annual maintenance visits (for the clutch switch after multiple powertrain faults). I'm feeling confident as my warranty nears its expiration, but then again I'm a technically inclined DIY type of car owner. I have an oil catch can installed, hopefully preventing the need for walnut blast.
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      03-01-2016, 06:26 PM   #38
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Also for the people who have done the walnuts, did you have a indy shop do it or a dealer? My local dealer last year advertised a $450 special but was only for the 4 & 6 cylinders. Pretty convenient since you'll be offered a loaner, whereas a indy most likely won't.
I had to to it with the Dealer here in Los angeles they charged me like $180
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      03-01-2016, 06:27 PM   #39
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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.
So I'm guessing you did it around 30K and 60K ? Do you have pictures of the condition of the engine those two times before you did it ?
Hi, sorry I don't have the images it was done by BMW service center in Century West. But I can certainly feel the difference and the milage improvement
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      03-01-2016, 06:46 PM   #40
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      03-01-2016, 10:02 PM   #41
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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?
FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM BUSHING
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      03-03-2016, 11:47 AM   #42
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2012 BMW F30 328i - I have owned the car for exactly a year and I have managed to put on 36,000 miles. Yes, thats a lot but i have had 0 problems besides the usual maintenance replacements and replacing the EPDW (Electropneumatic pressure convertor). She is sitting at 68k and running strong. Mods?I have currently CAI, Downpipe, JB4 they have been on for about 30,000 miles. I am considering the BMS catch and doing walnut blasting soon.
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      03-03-2016, 12:25 PM   #43
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'12 328i Sport 6MT, 25k miles, 4 years old. Not even close to high mileage, but so far:

Mentioned a front end noise, one "thrust rod" found to be leaking fluid and was replaced.

Mentioned front end noise more specifically and reproduced with technician on a drive, I was seeking a new updated steering rack based on another user's experience, my wish was granted and so far so good.
I have a 2012 335i with 54K and at around 46K I drove it on a really bumpy road and it had a front end noise. I then realized that it sounded like a bad or blown strut tower cap and after several attempts at a couple dealerships (One completely blew me off saying it was normal), the second dealership took my advice and change that part, but in the process a few other things needed changing. Car was eventually back to normal at around 50K. The second dealership treated me really well and I like to think it is also due to my technical background and general knowledge or cars. I helped them out fix a few things without them having to look to hard.

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Camera system faults occurred, bad signal found from front right bumper cam. Camera and wiring replaced and re-routed through I think a less-wet path to the firewall.
Camera System warning appeared on me out of the blue a few miles ago and it would not go away. I took every connection apart to look for corrosion and I did find the front right camera location had some minor water intrusion (Not the camera itself), but the area around it. The connector was not corroded, but I cleaned it just in case. Warning went away. I also made sure the panels were put back together slightly better and I will keep an eye on it for more water intrusion.

I also read somewhere that a low battery might cause these warnings, but I know the battery still good and it is charged since I drive it quite a bit.

I was expecting the camera control module to be bad since it was giving the Camera System warning on the top view, but well see what happens.

The cameras alone are 400 USD and the cables are around 175 USD or so. I am more scared about the cables in the front primarily due to how much of a pain is to route a cable.

Driver mirror was replaced because it was loose.

CIC monitor/screen and CIC brains were replaced as well (Not sure about the later because the CIC was working fine, the screen would dim and stay dim for a while, did it twice and I took it in.

Other than that, the car has been fine.

Cars have a lot of electrical crap in the and stuff will fail. As long as the music plays, windows go up and down, and no other mechanical stuff happens with it (outside of the normal stuff like pumps, belts, etc at the right mileage), I will be very happy.
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