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#1366 of 1398 Re: 335i Overheating [dewey]
Oct 22, 2010 (4:41 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 (4:56 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 (6:06 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.
#1369 of 1398 Re: 335i Overheating [00boxsters]
Oct 31, 2010 (6:18 pm)
same her live in South Florida and my 335i has never overheated . I just love driving it. The twin turbo's make it a blast to drive
#1370 of 1398 underwhelmmed by recent 3series test drives
Nov 15, 2010 (11:29 am)
So, after a year now, I'm missing my lemoned 08 335i sedan (manual/sports pkg/that's it/paid $43k otd. To be honest, I missed it from the very first day! and am begrudged that BMW couldn't properly re-design the high pressure fuel pump leaving no other reasonable option but to have me part with such a beautiful car. Don't get me wrong, I Am enjoying my fully paid 2010 Mustang GT (manual/with FR3 Ford Racing Parts Suspenssion/3.73 Rear Axle/upgraded brakes/$28k otd/incl 7yr 100k miles full warranty/7yr 100k full maintaince). Yes, that is a full $15k less than the Bimmer, with double warranty and maintaince and no worries about a failed high pressure fuel pump, and in this economy, this is somewhat refreshing. I feel less anxiety about whether I did the right thing financially. It is hard to imagine two cars that can be so different yet have so much in common. The Stang and 3 series have 4 seats, are sporty in nature, have satisfying low end torque, provide a masculine drive; yet the 3 has more room in the back, has a more business suit sporty look, provides it's torque via forced induction rather than natural aspiration, and the 3 provides more of a sophisticated and precise level of control leaving one a sense that he is more a skilled master mind of the road as opposed to a rogue villan. Yet, there is a rugged purity to the Stang, at least with my minimalist settup. It is lighter than the 3..yes it is at around 3400lbs. Engine sound boosts testosterone levels, tail loves to swing out, rear seats fold down a standard option, convieniently allowing access through trunk, in black and lowered at leat 2 inches with the updated suspenssion, my Stang looks sharp. It holds its own impressively in the twisties and can run side by side with a 335 on any straight away if not pull ahead just before 60! Thats right fanboys. Obviously, the Stang does have alota flaws that I wish could corrected. Steering wheel is too large and lightly weighted for example. The Stang isn't nearly as planted as a 3 neither, even with updated suspenssion. There is a lack of sophistication, both in performance and asthetics..something I must live with as a compromise during this economy.
But, I stopped by my local BMW dealership, near Irvine, in hopes of being inspired. Dissappointment in what I saw did not cease from the moment I arrived. Not a single manual on the lot, nor in the country as I would want one. I would have to order it and it would take at least 6 weeks to get it. (MSports sedan, Premium, manual, black interior, aluminum trim, premium speakers, and white or blue exterior) An equally equipped 3 with the exact same features, would run not $43k otd (which is what I paid in 08), but probably closer to $48k if not more. One new option, that I would seriously consider, is a 3 with MSports package mainly due to the shorter shift knob, however I really don't like the M Steering wheel. It is too thick. One can't easilly make a U turn in a parking lot using one hand. WHY have they made the steering wheel so thick? Anyway, I was kinda bumbed out.
#1371 of 1398 Re: underwhelmmed by recent 3series test drives [jmaroun]
Nov 15, 2010 (1:22 pm)
I remember when the 'new' mustang was released I was at an auto-cross event (as a drop-in...driving a relatives car). A new mustang was driven by a good driver...and did surprisingly well (beat me).
I always thought they were clumsy...sloppy handling cars; not so here (sounded great too)
#1372 of 1398 Re: underwhelmmed by recent 3series test drives [jmaroun]
Nov 15, 2010 (4:22 pm)
Why do you insist on this continuous self abuse? We've been telling you for a number of years now that BMWs are the wrong car for you. In fact, when you lemonized your car a number of us laughed amongst ourselves because we predicted you'd do just that even before you bought the car. I humbly suggest you stick to Hyundais and the like.
#1375 of 1398 Re: underwhelmmed by recent 3series test drives [jmaroun]
Nov 16, 2010 (4:31 am)
I would have to order it and it would take at least 6 weeks to get it.
So order it, if that's what you want. I keep my cars for a long time, so I don't mind waiting a few extra weeks for a car that's equipped to my exact specifications.
I'm not in the market at the moment, but if I were, I'd go for a 328i with the sport package & nothing else.