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Twin turbo failure
By JEG on
2007 BMW 3 Series 335xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
I bought 335XI with all the options, car has been a blast to drive, however in May 2008 my engine light came on took it to the dealership. Dealership had the car for 3 weeks after replacing both turbos and numerous other parts I got the car back but the mechanic did not know what caused the original failure. I started googling "335Xi twin turbo failures" there is a real problem with these cars overheating into limp mode especially cars that don't have oil coolers installed which mine did not I called BMW of North America 3 different times and got the same response, though I bought the 335XI with all options, since I had 17" instead of 18" wheels I was not eligible for the oil cooler kit
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Very disappointed in BMW obviously cars without the oil cooler (should have been installed at the factory) are having serious over heating issues (look at the online complaints). Paid $50k for a car that I have to baby, BMW should retro fit all 335s that left the factory without oil coolers.
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