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#1359 of 1398 Re: 2007 BMW 335xi Burned Caught Fire in Parking Lot [srs_49]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:07 pm)
That is a good point. The pressure in this case came from BMW. I am just looking to see if anyone has information to solve. I was wrong on my post. The BMW 335xi only had 20K miles not 40K. This is not a spam this is a post looking for info.
#1360 of 1398 2007 BMW 335xi Burned Caught Fire in Parking Lot [docuwize]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:15 pm)
Hi.. wanted to correct my post. The BMW 335xi that burst into flames with only 22K miles and under factory warranty. I was just looking for comments and info on if anyone is having the same issues. Was a nice car before it went up in flames. Good thing no one was inside.
#1361 of 1398 Re: 2007 BMW 335xi Burned Caught Fire in Parking Lot [docuwize]
Feb 05, 2010 (8:27 pm)
2008 BMW 335xi caught fire in a parking lot today, one week after a factory rep looked it over because of a pending lawsuit filed against BMW. The fuel pump has been replaced at least 3 times. BMW has stonewalled from the git go. Anyone else having this problem?
#1362 of 1398 2008 BMW 335xi fire
Feb 05, 2010 (9:46 pm)
The car burst into flames today in the hospital parking lot after being driven to work. The hi-pressure fuel pump has burned out at least 3 times. After filing a lawsuit against BMW for not fixing or knowing how to fix the problem, the Company requested the car be brought in to the dealership where the "factory rep" went over the car from top to bottom in preperation to defend itself. The car was picked up with no explaination on what was found. One week later the car totally burned up in the parking lot after being driven to work. We were lucky, it could have been in the garage after being driven home. By the way, the master bedroom is above the garage, like I say, we were lucky, no one was killed. Has anyone had a similar problem?
#1364 of 1398 Re: 2007 BMW 335xi Burned Caught Fire in Parking Lot [srs_49]
Feb 07, 2010 (9:17 am)
Actually they couldn't because most of the stock is owned by one family. So the family would have to sell...not likely.
Did a web search couldn't find any information about spontaneous BMW combustion.
Mar 08, 2010 (8:38 pm)
After the fire the insurance company wrapped the car in plastic and took it to their forensic lab for investigation. More to come......
#1366 of 1398 Re: 335i Overheating [dewey]
Oct 22, 2010 (5:41 pm)
Looks like time has proved me right. Within months BMW added (and also retrofitted) oil coolers to these twin-turbo engines.
They also changed the oil temp display from a max temp of 300 to 340--that way the gauge wouldn't be maxed out when it read 300 . . .
I presume that between the two changes it was enough to avoid the limp-home mode for most folks as you don't hear much about it.
Interestingly, with the upgraded (if temporary) boost on the 335is model for 2011, they've also gone to the major expense of adding a SECOND radiator circuit to the left side wheel well, in addition to the a much larger radiator fan for the primary radiator. Look like these cars were at the limit of their cooling system performance with the original upgrades, and were originally insufficiently equipped when introduced for the 2007 model year . . . .
Just thought you'd like to know.
#1367 of 1398 Re: 335i Overheating [pylt1]
Oct 22, 2010 (5:56 pm)
Class action lawsuit recently filed over this BMW engine.
I had this 335i twin turbo auto/nonsport without radiator and live in south Florida. Never overheated or limped in 3 years 100 degree heat and race to each red light....
#1368 of 1398 Re: 335i Overheating [pylt1]
Oct 22, 2010 (7:06 pm)
FYI: you're replying to a 4-year-old post.
Apparently, Dewey hasn't logged on to CarSpace since January, so I doubt that he'll see your response.