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#5281 of 5378 Re: 2011 335i sedan problems [2thelimit]
Feb 21, 2012 (3:33 am)
I wonder if you can share with us the production date of your 2011 335i BMW.
I am asking because the HPFP part has been a notorious issue for several years but was supposedly fixed after rotating several variations of the HPFP and assumedly had been resolved with use of the remanufactured 1351 7 613 933 HPFP in May 2010. So it would be very helpful to understand if your vehicle was produced before that time and still equipped with one of the previous HPFP for which failure rates were high and led to general recall and replacement with part #13517616170.
At any rate you should not be having any issue related to that part. If my experience can be of any assistance I am about to finish my 4th year of satisfying driving with a 2008 335xi and the only issue I have had was a small leak in the transmission picked up 2 weeks ago (still under warranty so no cost to me).
Best of luck!
#5282 of 5378 Coolant Resevoir upper fitting
Feb 21, 2012 (6:32 pm)
What is the name of the elbow that is at the top of the coolant resevoir? It seems to have a pressure relief vent pointing straight upward and for some reason I'm getting coolant spray out of this relief port.
Any thoughts? Seems easy enough to replace this fitting, it attaches to the top of the resevoir and then to a coolant hose, I believe this hose goes to the thermostat.
Could there be any underlying reason why this pressure relief blew? Car has 129k miles and yes, it does have that aftermarket supercharger on it...
No overheating at all, it seems to lose about 1 liter of coolant when I drive it.
Feb 23, 2012 (9:25 am)
How many o2 sensors does a 2002 325i have? and is it safe to drive the car if one fails? and for how long? Also how much would it cost to get one replaced?
#5284 of 5378 Re: o2 sensors [sabrina14]
Feb 23, 2012 (9:21 am)
I think your car has the OBD-2 diagnostic system. Therefore, I'm 99% sure there are at least 2 O2 sensors on your car's exhaust - one before the catalytic converter (cat), and one after it.
The one behind the cat is used to assess whether the cat is working correctly or not. If that one fails, then the CEL light should come on and the relevant OBD-2 code stored, but I don't think anything should be damaged.
If the one ahead of the cat fails, then it could, in the extreme, cause damage the catalytic converter, which is expensive to replace. If that one fails drivability could suffer also.
As to cost, I'm going to go way out on a limb here . Say the O2 sensor itself costs $100. Shouldn't take more than about an hour to replace either one, so my guess would be $200. Of course, your's is a BMW so that cost could easily be 2X higher.
#5285 of 5378 Re: o2 sensors [srs_49]
Feb 23, 2012 (2:24 pm)
A 2002 325i has two pre-cat 02 sensors and two after-cat 02 sensors.
OEM equivalents from Bosch will run $95 for the pre-cat sensors and $78 fpr the after-cat pieces.
In any case the fault codes need to be read in order to determine which sensor(s) is/are flakey.
#5286 of 5378 Re: 2011 335i sedan problems [steveaccord]
Feb 25, 2012 (12:40 pm)
Unfortunately I don't have the car as the engine service soon light went on again and I had to take it back to the Dealer again?!?! The Dealer said it was the catalytic converter that had been damaged by the gas flow when the High Pressure Fuel Pump went out. I don't know where to find the production date ? Is it on the inside of driver door stamp? It was not on the window sticker. I will check the driver door when I get the car back. I leased it in December of 2010 so I imagine the production is November of 2010 but I will confirm once you tell me where to look. The window sticker says Engine and transmission are from Germany and Final Assemble in Rosslyn South Africa. Thank you very much for any help
#5287 of 5378 2006 BMWi, my radio kaputt
Apr 01, 2012 (7:42 pm)
2006 BMWi with 6000 miles on it. My radio is kaputt . What a shame! The screen lights up but it is blank. What is the price to fix the radio?
Best regards, Lehrer
#5288 of 5378 Re: 2006 BMWi, my radio kaputt [lehrer1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 02, 2012 (2:03 pm)
Might be a good opportunity to upgrade rather than repair the old one. Probably you'll have to pay a good car audio shop a "bench fee" to pull it and test it, and then give you an estimate for repair versus replacement. If your old one doesn't have ipod and USB inputs, maybe it would be worth it for you?
#5290 of 5378 Re: BMW 330xi oil change [ilovebeemers]
Apr 17, 2012 (6:19 pm)
If you need a better visual, here is my mechanic's site and they have a video on a 3 series BMW Oil Change. They are super skilled and have a lot of great maintenance tips for European vehicles.