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      11-14-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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135 Reliability

Hi there, Are these 135s really reliable in the UK, re the HPFP / other turbo related questions that have been highlighted on the USA fuel? 'Considering a 2009 135 convertible (manual) with 1 owner and 19k miles. Local dealer car, looks v nice. Thanks for your help - apologies if this retraces old ground for experts.
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      11-15-2012, 01:59 AM   #2
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I'd check out its history, contact BMW and find out what work, recalls its had. If its from a dealer then it'll have warranty. Is it a AUC?
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Hi there, Are these 135s really reliable in the UK, re the HPFP / other turbo related questions that have been highlighted on the USA fuel? 'Considering a 2009 135 convertible (manual) with 1 owner and 19k miles. Local dealer car, looks v nice. Thanks for your help - apologies if this retraces old ground for experts.
My 135i was fine for over 3yrs. Only needed a new HPFP after the software fix failed just after the warranty ran out. Just glad I got the BMW extended warranty. Oh, and I ran with JB3 for most of the 3 yrs without any other problems.

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      05-01-2013, 12:02 PM   #4
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Is the one you're looking at an N54 or N55 engine? N55 was from June 2010 I believe. They are much more reliable - so far.
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Is the one you're looking at an N54 or N55 engine? N55 was from June 2010 I believe. They are much more reliable - so far.
If it's 2009, it will be a N54.

For the OP, the HPFP issue is still a problem here in the UK, it's just that because the big petrol engined cars are relatively rare here, with only a 1000 or so ever sold here, the problem is a very small percentage of all cars sold.
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      05-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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Why not contact BMW with the reg or vin number
They will be able to tell you what work/recalls have been done
I have one of the last N54 built, its been fine , no issues at all
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