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Old 03-09-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
Alex Dee
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I am thinking about going back to BMW, more specifically 2008 335i but i keep reading all these articles about the engine blowing up, am i being too over cautious? are there people on this form that would point me away from the 335? this car will also be for my wife, so i am most afraid of her running low/out of oil. I know these cars don't have dipstick and a warning light goes off on your dash when you need to add oil, but will the car still allow you to drive with dangerously low oil? also is the oil cooler a big problem as well?

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Old 03-09-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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To start off, are you looking to buy private sale or from dealer? you're going to want to ask the right questions. How has the car been maintained? Have all the services been done on time? Have the common problems been adressed such as high pressure pump, injectors and such. Test drive a few different 335's to get a feel of how the throttle should be. If it feels like its just not performing or lagging, ask if carbon cleaning has been done and when.

If you live in the GTA I can refer you to a salesman from Parkview BMW where I work. He can contact you at your earliest convenience. Good luck with the search.
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