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Old 03-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #51
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Soap, how much is a nice used 135? Like $25-30k?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:45 AM   #52
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Soap, how much is a nice used 135? Like $25-30k?
A quick search on AutoTrader would tell you. Depends on year/mileage/options/your location just like any other car. The fuel pump is still a problem for these cars; it's covered until 100K miles or 10 years, but what happens after that? I've also read about issues with replacing injectors. I'm going to be watching the new N20 powerplant to see if it will have the same issues. If it doesn't, I'll probably pick up a 2-series/N20/6-speed when the WRX is paid off in 2 years.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:36 PM   #53
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The fuel pump is still a problem for these cars; it's covered until 100K miles or 10 years, but what happens after that?
That's not correct. I thought the latest revision, from some point earlier last year, really solved it. Failures on the newest pump revision are very rare, and have been for over a year now, almost 2 IIRC. Least that's the latest on the bimmer forums.


But anyway, what happens after that? In the rare instance a new-spec pump goes...you replace it. Just as you do on any other car. I'd rather do that once or twice during ownership than say oh, rod bearings from a Subaru engine.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #54
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Soap, how much is a nice used 135? Like $25-30k?
I've see an '08 with 29k miles on it go for $23.8. But yeah, $25k seems to get you something nice.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:53 PM   #55
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That's not correct. I thought the latest revision, from some point earlier last year, really solved it. Failures on the newest pump revision are very rare, and have been for over a year now, almost 2 IIRC. Least that's the latest on the bimmer forums.

But anyway, what happens after that? In the rare instance a new-spec pump goes...you replace it. Just as you do on any other car. I'd rather do that once or twice during ownership than say oh, rod bearings from a Subaru engine.
I heard that too, but there are also N55 pumps going out so it seems like a crapshoot still. I would love to pick up a facelifted N55 135i (MY12) when the prices come down a bit, but their pumps seem just as faulty as the N54 units. Then people talking about injectors failing and it all just doesn't seem worth it, but maybe it's blown out of proportion? No idea. And yeah, Subaru is known for the rod bearing problem, but I'm still not convinced it's not an owner-related problem. The factory tune sucks, but there are a lot of cars out their with lean factory tunes for emissions so who knows.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #56
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So it looks like the M235i is semi-official for the US market. 315hp

http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=799090
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:50 PM   #57
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^ Wonder what the deal is with the (lack of a) manual option for the 228i.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:14 PM   #58
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^ Wonder what the deal is with the (lack of a) manual option for the 228i.
Probably just poor sales on the 128i, which is a shame because that 228i will have the N20 motor.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:29 PM   #59
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Probably just poor sales on the 128i, which is a shame because that 228i will have the N20 motor.
Exactly, that was one of the major contenders for my next car. 228i coupe/N20/manual.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #60
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The fuel pump is still a problem for these cars;
Um, no.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #61
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Um, no.
For ones that haven't been replaced yet, they are. N55 pumps are still failing too.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:36 AM   #62
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The point is the fix is out. Just get the thing replaced for free. Done.
Like I said, not an issue anymore.
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