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Things to look out for when buying an E90/Common issues
#1
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Hi all,

I see there's a thread named "Things to look out for when buying a 3 series" and it seems like it's more focused on the E46's.

Could we perhaps start this one for the E90's?  I'll go first:

1.  Vibration damper (Before 200k kms)
2.  Central locking failure
3.  Oil filter housing/Cooler
4.  Timing chain issues on pre LCI (n47 2006 - 2009)

Feel free to add them as you go along.
Current:
Alpine White E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T

Previous:
96' VW Jetta 1.6i CSL POS (Sold)
05' VW Velociti 1.6i (Sold)
05' Polo TDI 9n 1.9TDI (Regretfully Sold)
00' VW Polo Playa 1.8i (LYFGP) (First true love - Sold)
96' Mazda Midge 1.6i (Sold)
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#2
A failed gearbox oil cooler could result in huge gearbox issues as well.
Muhammed

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#3
Door handles going sticky
Slow - limited to the 320i lol
Valve stem seals - limited to the 320i lol
CVVT motor - 320i also lol
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(18-11-2020, 10:55 AM)Nick Wrote: Door handles going sticky
Slow - limited to the 320i lol
Valve stem seals - limited to the 320i lol
CVVT motor - 320i also lol

Rofl
Current:
2014 BMW F30 330d Msport - A/T - Alpine White
2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe E86 - Black Sapphire Metallic


Previous:
1994 VW Golf Mk3 GTi -
2005 BMW 118i Black Sapphire Metallic
2008 BMW 120i M-Sport Space Grey
2011 BMW E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T Alpine White
2006 BMW E86 Z4 3.0Si Coupe Black Sapphire Metallic  - Manual
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#5
(18-11-2020, 10:55 AM)Nick Wrote: Door handles going sticky
Slow - limited to the 320i lol
Valve stem seals - limited to the 320i lol
CVVT motor - 320i also lol

As for Slow  Biglol
Current:
Alpine White E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T

Previous:
96' VW Jetta 1.6i CSL POS (Sold)
05' VW Velociti 1.6i (Sold)
05' Polo TDI 9n 1.9TDI (Regretfully Sold)
00' VW Polo Playa 1.8i (LYFGP) (First true love - Sold)
96' Mazda Midge 1.6i (Sold)
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#6
On the Autos - Gearbox Service at ZF 140,000km
Diesel model - Damper pulleys at 150,000km
325i/330i - Water pump at around 150,000km

would like to know what is the clutch life span on manual models
Current:
2014 BMW F30 330d Msport - A/T - Alpine White
2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe E86 - Black Sapphire Metallic


Previous:
1994 VW Golf Mk3 GTi -
2005 BMW 118i Black Sapphire Metallic
2008 BMW 120i M-Sport Space Grey
2011 BMW E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T Alpine White
2006 BMW E86 Z4 3.0Si Coupe Black Sapphire Metallic  - Manual
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#7
I did mine at 160k
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#8
Check the indicators, many drivers of other brands say bmw indicators don't work
Muhammed

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#9
Vanos solinoids (n52)
Vanos gears (n52)
Water pump (n52)
Valve cover (n52)
OFHG
Thumbs
Current : 325i E90 M/Sport

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(19-11-2020, 07:26 PM)muhammedman Wrote: Check the indicators, many drivers of other brands say bmw indicators don't work

There was a recall for this.  They should go do the recall campaign to have it sorted  Rofl
Current:
Alpine White E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T

Previous:
96' VW Jetta 1.6i CSL POS (Sold)
05' VW Velociti 1.6i (Sold)
05' Polo TDI 9n 1.9TDI (Regretfully Sold)
00' VW Polo Playa 1.8i (LYFGP) (First true love - Sold)
96' Mazda Midge 1.6i (Sold)
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#11
Nah indicators where an optional extra
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#12
(20-11-2020, 12:26 PM)Danny@DSCmotorsport Wrote: Nah indicators where an optional extra

Rofl
Current:
Alpine White E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T

Previous:
96' VW Jetta 1.6i CSL POS (Sold)
05' VW Velociti 1.6i (Sold)
05' Polo TDI 9n 1.9TDI (Regretfully Sold)
00' VW Polo Playa 1.8i (LYFGP) (First true love - Sold)
96' Mazda Midge 1.6i (Sold)
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#13
I am a e90 driver and have no clue what this optional extra of indicators are

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