BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-22-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
11N55
First Lieutenant
11N55's Avatar
12
Rep
379
Posts

Drives: AW 2011 135i 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 BMW 135i  [0.00]
N55 Problems

Seeing as the N54 was plagued with HPFP problems I wanted to start a thread where people could post there problems with the N55. Feel free to chime in and please be as detailed as possible. Thanks!
__________________
Order Placed: October 25 | Production Complete: November 4 |En Route: November 16 | At Prep Center: December 2 | At Dealer: December 6
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
1hot135I
Private First Class
7
Rep
119
Posts

Drives: Red on Red 135I
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PA

iTrader: (0)

The only problem I've had is my N55 won't let me stop staring at it
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 12:10 PM   #3
doublevanosrc
Back in a 1er!!!
doublevanosrc's Avatar
United_States
25
Rep
1,996
Posts

Drives: 2013 135i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin. Tx

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2013 BMW  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1hot135I View Post
The only problem I've had is my N55 won't let me stop staring at it
Ha me too, it just looks badass under the hood with the BMW emblem and the words "TwinPower Turbo" on it. Also the sounds are intoxicating!!!
__________________
Now: 2013 135i manual Black on coral, all options except HK.
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 12:28 PM   #4
Brandon26pdx
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
22
Rep
1,938
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, OR

iTrader: (1)

Car is fast but not scary fast. Only "problem" I can come up with so far!
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 12:36 PM   #5
3onDubs
You live by the sword...
3onDubs's Avatar
108
Rep
8,267
Posts

Drives: 2014 F30 328i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: OC

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2007 328i  [0.00]
good thread....this has never been done before
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #6
shockin330i
Brigadier General
90
Rep
4,248
Posts

Drives: blue
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: f y'all, I'm from Texas (RGV)

iTrader: (1)

Only problem is that I drive it too much.
__________________
ERnie 2011 AW/e90/n55 12.9@107.53mph
*N55 Moderator*
I'm crawling similar to a ant cuz I'm low to the earth
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 02:28 PM   #7
IS+1
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
239
Posts

Drives: '11 CR 135i coupe
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

25,000 km (15,000 miles) and not so much as a hiccup... the N55 has been simply rock solid. I love this car.
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 02:33 PM   #8
laurenxesq
Second Lieutenant
laurenxesq's Avatar
Taiwan
37
Rep
278
Posts

Drives: 2015 M4
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: dark angel's cave

iTrader: (0)

Smile

Love my N55. The only problem I'm experiencing is the thrill of driving it, it's almost like sex on wheels. Damn sexy piece of machine.
Appreciate 1
      11-23-2010, 03:03 PM   #9
babyboss
First Lieutenant
babyboss's Avatar
South Africa
16
Rep
374
Posts

Drives: 640d Msport
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: centurion

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 640d  [0.00]
sparkplugs shot @ 2000km !
3rd windscreen on 2day - road construction stones <>
radio replaced cos not matching chassis number - bought car new !
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 05:18 PM   #10
spyderx
Private First Class
2
Rep
133
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

compared to DCT, my 6MT vert is definitely NOT rev happy. It has just 700miles but DCT test drives were reving to red line when puched.

there's a lot of resistance w/ this 6MT...maybe need to further broken in???
maybe a decent set of aggressive cams!

otherwise, it's not too fast and too heavy. looks good thou I guess for girls to look at...

fast is relative, I suppose.
now, my previous EVO VIII - that was a rocket! if you think this thing is fast...lol
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 08:27 PM   #11
DWRAT
Private
1
Rep
55
Posts

Drives: 135i
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by spyderx View Post
but DCT test drives were reving to red line when puched.
Nice, way to trash someone else's soon to be new car.
__________________
2011 135i DCT
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 08:47 PM   #12
SinCalgary
Private First Class
Canada
3
Rep
128
Posts

Drives: AW 2011 135i DCT M-Sport
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Calgary, AB Canada

iTrader: (0)

Too much power in the snowy winter, not enough in the dry summer
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 10:27 PM   #13
11N55
First Lieutenant
11N55's Avatar
12
Rep
379
Posts

Drives: AW 2011 135i 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 BMW 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyderx View Post
compared to DCT, my 6MT vert is definitely NOT rev happy. It has just 700miles but DCT test drives were reving to red line when puched.

there's a lot of resistance w/ this 6MT...maybe need to further broken in???
maybe a decent set of aggressive cams!

otherwise, it's not too fast and too heavy. looks good thou I guess for girls to look at...

fast is relative, I suppose.
now, my previous EVO VIII - that was a rocket! if you think this thing is fast...lol
Resistance?!?!

Please don't pollute this thread with this kind of nonsense....thanks
__________________
Order Placed: October 25 | Production Complete: November 4 |En Route: November 16 | At Prep Center: December 2 | At Dealer: December 6
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 10:57 PM   #14
spyderx
Private First Class
2
Rep
133
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

Right, only my biased opinion... Read the thread title
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 11:06 PM   #15
11N55
First Lieutenant
11N55's Avatar
12
Rep
379
Posts

Drives: AW 2011 135i 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 BMW 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyderx View Post
Right, only my biased opinion... Read the thread title
I started this thread, but thanks for letting me know what the title was... "N55 Problems"

I don't care for your opinion if you cant describe it in detail.

Comparing it to an EVO VIII...really? The 135i is equally fast if not faster stock not sure where you were going with that. You clearly are a troll...
__________________
Order Placed: October 25 | Production Complete: November 4 |En Route: November 16 | At Prep Center: December 2 | At Dealer: December 6
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2010, 11:16 PM   #16
Kyle_e90
First Lieutenant
Kyle_e90's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
375
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i ,08 328i e90
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rosemead,California

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW 135i  [0.00]
2002 Impreza WRX  [0.00]
05 Mazda RX-8  [0.00]
2008 328i e90  [0.00]
07 Subaru STI  [0.00]
:)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 11N55 View Post
I started this thread, but thanks for letting me know what the title was... "N55 Problems"

I don't care for your opinion if you cant describe it in detail.

Comparing it to an EVO VIII...really? The 135i is equally fast if not faster stock not sure where you were going with that. You clearly are a troll...
+1
Appreciate 0
      11-24-2010, 05:03 AM   #17
handle
Major
handle's Avatar
United_States
73
Rep
1,084
Posts

Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brea, CA

iTrader: (8)

fuel pump issues.

long cranks (3 times in the past week) and car has shut off in tiptronic mode

i was at a red light when all of a sudden the shifter snapped into neutral and the car shut off.

car will be taken in after thanksgiving weekend
Appreciate 0
      11-24-2010, 11:23 AM   #18
doublevanosrc
Back in a 1er!!!
doublevanosrc's Avatar
United_States
25
Rep
1,996
Posts

Drives: 2013 135i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin. Tx

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2013 BMW  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyderx View Post
compared to DCT, my 6MT vert is definitely NOT rev happy. It has just 700miles but DCT test drives were reving to red line when puched.

there's a lot of resistance w/ this 6MT...maybe need to further broken in???
maybe a decent set of aggressive cams!

otherwise, it's not too fast and too heavy. looks good thou I guess for girls to look at...

fast is relative, I suppose.
now, my previous EVO VIII - that was a rocket! if you think this thing is fast...lol
I guess you should head back to the Mitsubishi dealer and pick up another Evo. On paper both cars are very close in acceleration sounds like user error to me.
__________________
Now: 2013 135i manual Black on coral, all options except HK.
Appreciate 0
      11-24-2010, 11:45 AM   #19
shockin330i
Brigadier General
90
Rep
4,248
Posts

Drives: blue
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: f y'all, I'm from Texas (RGV)

iTrader: (1)

So much hostility around here...
__________________
ERnie 2011 AW/e90/n55 12.9@107.53mph
*N55 Moderator*
I'm crawling similar to a ant cuz I'm low to the earth
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2010, 10:40 AM   #20
M34lnch
Private First Class
United_States
8
Rep
125
Posts

Drives: 2014 BMW 435i
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: West LA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by goeslikeschnell View Post
fuel pump issues.

long cranks (3 times in the past week) and car has shut off in tiptronic mode

i was at a red light when all of a sudden the shifter snapped into neutral and the car shut off.

car will be taken in after thanksgiving weekend
How do you know its the fuel pump? Could be any number of things.........
__________________
2014 BMW 435i Blk/Blk | Auto | M-Sport | Nav |
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2010, 11:07 AM   #21
JimmyT
Redneck Engineer
JimmyT's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
435
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by goeslikeschnell View Post
fuel pump issues.

long cranks (3 times in the past week) and car has shut off in tiptronic mode

i was at a red light when all of a sudden the shifter snapped into neutral and the car shut off.

car will be taken in after thanksgiving weekend
Let us know what the problem is. I know a lot of owners are very gunshy with the HPFP problems on the N54 engines.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2010, 12:11 PM   #22
CMSS2000
Private First Class
United_States
1
Rep
135
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i DCT
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NE PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by goeslikeschnell View Post
fuel pump issues.

long cranks (3 times in the past week) and car has shut off in tiptronic mode

i was at a red light when all of a sudden the shifter snapped into neutral and the car shut off.

car will be taken in after thanksgiving weekend
I take it you have DCT and meant you were in manual mode. Did you open the door by any chance or was it possibly not closed all the way?

I like to open my door when backing up sometimes to get a better idea how close I am and the first time I did this in my DCT it started going backwards and then suddenly jammed into park. It was so abrupt I thought I hit something. I don't remember it shutting off though.

I think BMW needs to address this. Since when did cars start parking themselves when you open the door? This is the first vehicle I've owned that ever did this.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:39 AM.




1addicts
1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST