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Old 09-07-2012, 09:57 AM   #21
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I think he has issue on the n54 cuz its not DIY friendly & has no dip stick which makes all of us wonder if rly the sensor can be that perfect at 100k and not lead to low oil drive or dummy owner ...
No. He says BMW ditched the N54 which means they changed motors which obviously is the N55. Either case he's saying the N54 is a POS. Also I've never heard of a case of someone being low on oil on an E9X and destroying their engine as a result of a faulty sensor.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #22
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #23
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No. He says BMW ditched the N54 which means they changed motors which obviously is the N55. Either case he's saying the N54 is a POS. Also I've never heard of a case of someone being low on oil on an E9X and destroying their engine as a result of a faulty sensor.
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That was my point...they (BMW) ditched the POS N54. But he could have picked up a used 335 (not a 2013 my though). Oh how I hate the N54!
interesting... i love my n54... when you get into it many of the people on the e82,e9x,f30 boards prefer the n54 to the n55 for the twin turbos. what is the issue with it? No complaints here at least. basically the only pitfall is carbon buildup from direct injection, but this is not n54 specific. it got motor of the year like 5 times..? as for personal review i have really had no problems and enjoy it quite a bit. it is definitely DIY friendly, as long as you have software. but that has been true since like.. e36s
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:14 AM   #24
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interesting... i love my n54... when you get into it many of the people on the e82,e9x,f30 boards prefer the n54 to the n55 for the twin turbos. what is the issue with it? No complaints here at least. basically the only pitfall is carbon buildup from direct injection, but this is not n54 specific. it got motor of the year like 5 times..? as for personal review i have really had no problems and enjoy it quite a bit. it is definitely DIY friendly, as long as you have software. but that has been true since like.. e36s
Not sure why you're quoting me along w/ that other guy. I said nothing bad about the N54. I know it's a great powerplant back from 2006-2007 when the first juicebox was being tested on my buddy's car.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #25
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$80 is a very reasonable price for an oil change.. As you said, OEM parts always add up to not much less than that. Most dealerships charge over $100 for an oil change. Name of this dealership..?
Sale BMW in Kinston, NC. It's part of their BMW Value Service that most dealerships have. It's available for all E46's so I figured I should take advantage of it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:44 AM   #26
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Not sure why you're quoting me along w/ that other guy. I said nothing bad about the N54. I know it's a great powerplant back from 2006-2007 when the first juicebox was being tested on my buddy's car.
Sorry, was quoting yours as a strong point. Haha.

For sure, like anything else this complicated can have it's quirks I'm sure but overall happy too.
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The N54 is super unreliable: high pressure fuel pump, injectors, wastegates, high oil temps etc.
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If you have 3 series It does'nt matter if you have M sports your car will be the same, if you like M sports just get a m3 more on re-sale value.
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That was my point...they (BMW) ditched the POS N54. But he could have picked up a used 335 (not a 2013 my though). Oh how I hate the N54!
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You mean the N54 used in the Z4sDrive35i or 1M?
Or on the 335iS... or the countless 335 N54 cars that are running around just fine - including several of my family and friend's cars...
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #32
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I'm so excited on 9/01/12 I ordered my awesome 2013 335i M Sport in Alpine white with black dakota leather interior and with almost all of the options available. I can't wait to pick it up in 6-8 weeks....

Now I'm selling my 2003 330i with 59,700 miles for $11,000 it has many upgrades. Dynavin stereo w DVD, CD, Bluetooth, Internet, Nav and back up camera, full carbon fiber interior trim, halos and eye brows, aluminum pedals, rear deck and rear window spoiler, tinted windows, clear lenses all around with stealth bulbs, new brakes, lower control arm bushings and wheel alignment, steptronic trans, and my tires have less than 10,000 miles. I sold my CSL's and Toyo tires. Contact me if you want to pick up my baby.....she will be missed.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #33
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I would take a new 335i or 135i over any M3 anyday.
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hmm is it the same for if i get a brand new bmw bike cus im about to buy a s1000rr haha
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