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
      08-24-2009, 08:04 AM   #67
oasis3582
Lieutenant
oasis3582's Avatar
12
Rep
477
Posts

Drives: 135i
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cincinnati, OH

iTrader: (0)

We should set up this same sort of polling:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=248019
__________________
Current: BMW 135i cpe BSM / blk/gray / sport / prem / ipod

Previous: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe, 2007 Acura RDX, 2005 Pontiac GTO, 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 03:06 AM   #68
Robert
Major General
270
Rep
6,950
Posts

Drives: 135i -> is350 -> Tesla M3 perf
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

Opened a petition to collect signatures of owners or future buyers who are concerned about this problem. See first post for link.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 08:56 AM   #69
oasis3582
Lieutenant
oasis3582's Avatar
12
Rep
477
Posts

Drives: 135i
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cincinnati, OH

iTrader: (0)

Signed...don't think you should have put "pissed off N54 owners" though. And how do you plan to pass along to BMW?
__________________
Current: BMW 135i cpe BSM / blk/gray / sport / prem / ipod

Previous: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe, 2007 Acura RDX, 2005 Pontiac GTO, 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 09:53 AM   #70
jeremyc74
Banned
United_States
65
Rep
5,972
Posts

Drives: '08 135i Montego/Terra
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evansville, IN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert View Post
Opened a petition to collect signatures of owners or future buyers who are concerned about this problem. See first post for link.
Sounds good.

Quote:
Originally Posted by oasis3582 View Post
Signed...don't think you should have put "pissed off N54 owners" though. And how do you plan to pass along to BMW?

Yeah I agree. I added that, and the last part in the original about the hookers as a joke.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 09:55 AM   #71
jeremyc74
Banned
United_States
65
Rep
5,972
Posts

Drives: '08 135i Montego/Terra
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evansville, IN

iTrader: (0)

Someone should link it to some of the other forums that are concerned about this as well. Anyone regularly post in the 3 Series section?
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 07:52 PM   #72
SJ
Private
SJ's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
83
Posts

Drives: none yet
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NC

iTrader: (0)

Great letter to BMW

It's a great letter,which should be sent to the Editors for publication in all the trade car magazines, here and Europe too. It'd be great to see it published and discussed in Car & Driver, etc ...

They should even be encouraged to do an in-depth article, interview the folks here on 1addicts, etc, and embarrass BMW publicly as much as possible. Might even make it into the Times (here and London) since BMW is a mega-corp.

It's really, totally unacceptable.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 08:34 PM   #73
bmwzone
Captain
bmwzone's Avatar
25
Rep
778
Posts

Drives: Black 5.0 (ordered), 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremyc74 View Post
This has been going on for over three years. They HAVE to know what the root cause is at this point, and I'm of the opinion that it's cheaper for them to replace the pumps over and over again instead of fixing it right.
Of course they know. Ford knew about the Explorer rollover issue BEFORE the first production model was built. Unlike Ford, BMW won't have to worry about lawsuits so it's really not a big deal to them. Especially the fact that the N54 engine wins award after award and accolade after accolade.

It's a turbo - turbo's have never been known for reliability anyway and when you hit 100k, don't expect good resale regardless.

Go get yourself a new 5.0 "Coyote" 2011 Mustang. No turbo.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 08:34 PM   #74
Citizen Z
Alpine Master
Citizen Z's Avatar
United_States
73
Rep
1,310
Posts

Drives: '08 135i AW Sport
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kansas

iTrader: (1)

Add me to the list of 2 replaced fuel pumps. Car runs great now, not sure for how long, but we'll we driving it hard no matter what.

If you can get this issue on Autoblog, it'll blow up internet wide pretty quick and will hit mainstream media shortly thereafter.
__________________
Alpine White with Taupe Leather 135i, Sports Package, Heated Seats, Comfort Access, iPod Adapter

Fastness: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252727
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 08:36 PM   #75
bmwzone
Captain
bmwzone's Avatar
25
Rep
778
Posts

Drives: Black 5.0 (ordered), 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJ View Post
It's a great letter,which should be sent to the Editors for publication in all the trade car magazines, here and Europe too. It'd be great to see it published and discussed in Car & Driver, etc ...

They should even be encouraged to do an in-depth article, interview the folks here on 1addicts, etc, and embarrass BMW publicly as much as possible. Might even make it into the Times (here and London) since BMW is a mega-corp.

It's really, totally unacceptable.
Uh, okay, kill your immediate resale too with a negative ad compaign? OMG

How bad do you beat on your cars could make this issue worse as well. Do you warm it up before pegging it? LOL
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 11:46 PM   #76
jeremyc74
Banned
United_States
65
Rep
5,972
Posts

Drives: '08 135i Montego/Terra
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evansville, IN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwzone View Post
Of course they know. Ford knew about the Explorer rollover issue BEFORE the first production model was built. Unlike Ford, BMW won't have to worry about lawsuits so it's really not a big deal to them. Especially the fact that the N54 engine wins award after award and accolade after accolade.

It's a turbo - turbo's have never been known for reliability anyway and when you hit 100k, don't expect good resale regardless.

Go get yourself a new 5.0 "Coyote" 2011 Mustang. No turbo.

Go get a Mustang?

Go kill yourself. Basically what you're saying is that BMW is no better than Ford, and I should dump my car and go buy a Mustang rather than hold BMW to the standards the average customer expects.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 11:49 PM   #77
jeremyc74
Banned
United_States
65
Rep
5,972
Posts

Drives: '08 135i Montego/Terra
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evansville, IN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwzone View Post
Uh, okay, kill your immediate resale too with a negative ad compaign? OMG

How bad do you beat on your cars could make this issue worse as well. Do you warm it up before pegging it? LOL

So you think not talking about the situation is going to protect your resale value? Are you fucking serious? This issue is being widely discussed on every automotive enthusiasts forum in the country. The resale is already fucked and the logical thing to do is hold BMW accountable for building a completely unreliable engine.

And just for the record there's NOTHING an owner can do to a car that should cause a fuel pump failure. NOTHING.
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2009, 12:51 AM   #78
Robert
Major General
270
Rep
6,950
Posts

Drives: 135i -> is350 -> Tesla M3 perf
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwzone View Post
Uh, okay, kill your immediate resale too with a negative ad compaign? OMG

How bad do you beat on your cars could make this issue worse as well. Do you warm it up before pegging it? LOL
Sir, I am happy that you have not experienced the pump issue. Second, as I have stated many times I don't abuse my car: no redlining, no autox, track, proper warm up and oil change every 5k miles. Take your condescending attitude elsewhere, and I hope the unwise speculation is not a true reflection of your intelligence. I will keep it civil here.
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2009, 01:39 AM   #79
themyst
Major General
themyst's Avatar
South Korea
140
Rep
6,632
Posts

Drives: '16 MK7 GTI
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NYC

iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to themyst
I just saw the results of the 335i HPFP survey... 68% of the respondents state they never had the HPFP replaced, and of those 32% who did, 81% of them never had a second replacement.

I guess the problem is not as widespread as the vocal minority here, or at least I hope it's not.

FYI - I had my HPFP replaced at 5800 miles.
__________________
E90 LCI N54 6AT
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2009, 01:44 AM   #80
jibaholic101
Brigadier General
117
Rep
3,503
Posts

Drives: women wild
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Charleston, SC

iTrader: (0)

a poll is in order for the 1ers
__________________
some italian, german, and japanese ones; and on order more of the same
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2009, 03:53 PM   #81
SJ
Private
SJ's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
83
Posts

Drives: none yet
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by themyst View Post
I just saw the results of the 335i HPFP survey... 68% of the respondents state they never had the HPFP replaced, and of those 32% who did, 81% of them never had a second replacement.

I guess the problem is not as widespread as the vocal minority here, or at least I hope it's not.

FYI - I had my HPFP replaced at 5800 miles.
I would say a 32% failure rate is catatrophic for any modern automobile. And that's only from those within this forum that are reporting. And that's only ... so far. These things may never stop blowing, at 30k, 50k, 100k mi., no one knows. It means if I'm tooling around in the Blue Ridge Mountains in my 135i I've got a 1 in 3 chance of ending up broken down by the side of the road in "deliverance" country .. hmm

This is certainly disappointing and frustrating. There's no doubt of all the cars I've spent too much time test driving this summer, the 135i was by far the most fun.
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2009, 05:55 PM   #82
themyst
Major General
themyst's Avatar
South Korea
140
Rep
6,632
Posts

Drives: '16 MK7 GTI
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NYC

iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to themyst
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJ View Post
I would say a 32% failure rate is catatrophic for any modern automobile. And that's only from those within this forum that are reporting. And that's only ... so far. These things may never stop blowing, at 30k, 50k, 100k mi., no one knows. It means if I'm tooling around in the Blue Ridge Mountains in my 135i I've got a 1 in 3 chance of ending up broken down by the side of the road in "deliverance" country .. hmm

This is certainly disappointing and frustrating. There's no doubt of all the cars I've spent too much time test driving this summer, the 135i was by far the most fun.
No one's disputing the failure rate is bad, just the fact that a lot of people do not require more than one fuel pump replacement.
__________________
E90 LCI N54 6AT
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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
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