If you smell burnt oil, assume there is a leak. . My test car had a well-weighted clutch and decent gate placements, but the shifter had longish, rubbery throws; even with practice, upshifts took far too long. This post is going to cover the most common N54 engine problems, along with the symptoms and error codes to be able to identify them. They offer decent leg room, though, so passengers in the six-foot realm can reasonably fit back there, even for extended periods of time.
The most common used model of the 3-Series is rear-wheel drive sedan in a four-door configuration with automatic transmission and an in-line 6. We didn't want to dilute our admirer's fascination, but we could have pointed out that even the Sebring can be ordered with a retractable hardtop. Those in search of something more will be well-served by the twin-turbo 335i, which maintains the 328i's refinement while adding a huge wallop of torque that's always on tap. A reliable shuttle service is an important part of making things work out when you don't have a ride. I found these guys on-line and after reading the reviews I decided to give them a try. The car requires premium fuel, superior tires, synthetic oil, as well as higher-than-normal cost for labor and parts.
The convertible's available heat-reflective leather does a wonderful job of keeping occupants' posteriors cool. Other 328i and all 335i models get 17s. Drop the top and you'll notice ever the faintest scuttle shake primarily evidenced by a rearview mirror that doesn't especially like to stay still. Though the company promises long intervals between servicing, the fact is that their turbocharged models often have more problems more often. If you have a convertible, you can't put anything in the trunk? Lark, howzabout posting a pic of your Z4 with those SuperL wheels? What is an N54 Wastegate and Why is it Important? But I promise most of the others are. Mine was doing the same thing last week then miraculously cured itself after two days of misbehaving.
Turns out nothing was wrong -- it was just the gas cap. But relative to most droptops on the market, the 335i Convertible is among the best. There is plenty of room up front to get comfortable, even if we wish the front seats offered adjustable lumbar. It definitely did when I was looking for my 135i…but the substantial difference in tune-ability between the N54 and N55 is what brought me back. Rims not strong enough for poor road conditions here in new England i.
But hey, we're the motoring press. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. This is replacement is usually 15+ hours of labor. This current thread over at e90post sure does not alleviate my fear. The estimates were provided broken down, into parts and labor, followed by a discussion as to what was the best day and time for both of us.
The seats are rated highly for comfort and the materials get high marks for quality. It needs premium gas and synthetic oil. This current thread over at e90post sure does not alleviate my fear. Hopefully you have ironed out the issues by now. I spoke to some specialist and he suggested that since there is no sign from the machine at the back turning or moving it means that probably there is no power going back there or the sensors are not picking anything. They said I could drive it for a long time before I really needed to bring it back in.
The fuel injectors are responsible for spraying the spark plugs and with gasoline, so that they ignite on start-up and every revolution thereafter. For the used car buyer, this means buying a model that is five or six years old is probably smarter than buying a newer one. When it is a leaky injector causing these symptoms, then you will likely need to replace the injectors which is expensive. Nav system a bit freaky, not always accurate. Dash lights frq on even after being serviced! I abuse my car and it takes it like a Champ.
Car has been into a very, very good independent shop three times for extended period. Comfortable, well equipped with heated seat, navigation. The last step of the procedure is to disable a relay to effectively lock top operation. I am thankful for their honesty and integrity. In this case, running higher levels of boost psi on your turbochargers will likely increase your chances of Wastegate failure. What they have going for them is their large size, making them s safe bet in a crash.
Convertibles add front knee airbags and head extensions for the side-impact airbags, while the coupe, sedan and wagon have two-row side curtain airbags. Set your eyeballs on that price tag, and it's easy to start nitpicking all that the 335i doesn't have as standard equipment. I can say that all of the above are problems almost anyone will have before 80k miles. The diesel model is less expensive when it comes to fuel, but overall it costs more for upkeep. Car has been overall reliable. The chargepipe is a component of the turbo system, and holds boost until it is released out of the system by the blow off valve.