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About MaiaB

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    Maia
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    Auckland
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    2009 E91 325i Touring

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  1. Thanks smiddy. Best description I have seen so far. I’ll get it properly inspected, but wanted some info to give me an idea of what the problem may be and where it’s stemming from.
  2. Thanks Glenn. Looks like I’ll have to get another one done. He ran diagnostics and did a semi-detailed report, but he didn’t know what the noise was or could potentially indicate.
  3. I’m looking at buying this ‘07 e91 325i. I had a pre-purchase inspection done, it passed rather well considering the vehicles age. The one thing putting me off is this slow ticking, the mechanic wasn’t too sure what it was as he didn’t hoist the car up. It seems to slow to be lifter tick? Is this a ticking time bomb (excuse the pun) or just symptomatic of the engine not being warmed or driven much recently? Any help or advice greatly appreciated 😊 IMG_6457.MOV
  4. I’m looking for a car with lower KMS than my current one, so keen to get something between 80-110, unless the vehicle is in great condition, I.e the dark grey one. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-3289355486.htm Am going to look at this as well, as seems cheap considering the K’s. Mechanical warranty would be nice.
  5. Thanks for your advice Qube, helps a lot. I think I’ll check out both the dark grey and silver one when alert levels allow. Both seem to be owned by people who seem to know what they are doing. Got another few on my watchlist at dealerships to consider as well. The Blue one looks so bliss but not keen to overpay for a certain color.
  6. That looks very promising, clearly owned by a BMW head as well, so should be in very good nick. Why do people go for run flats on E91’s?
  7. Hey qube, thank you. I’ve scouted a few on trademe, would be great to get your thoughts. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-3275983626.htm https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-3287149893.htm https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-3211712797.htm if you come across any you’d recommend on trademe etc I’d be super keen to have a look.
  8. Hey mate, thanks heaps for the advice. I get you, so the E91 325’s have N52. I’ve found a couple on trademe which I’m keen to test and potentially do a ppi if they tick enough boxes. How regularly would you recommend the service intervals? 10,000 kms? Any other watch outs aside from thermo and water pump?
  9. Hi team, I have been lurking on this website for awhile without having an account. However, I’ve been getting serious about buying a BMW. Admittedly I am no mechanic, but merely an enthusiast of German auto engineering brilliance we know as BMW. I’ve been doing a ton of research on E91 320i’s and 325i’s, as a wagon is perfect for my lifestyle. Is there any advice for a potential purchase? I’ve seen info warning to stay away from N46 engines, and other advice on here explaining that N46/N43 4 pots are gutless and not worth the hassle. Is it worth looking at a 6 cylinder N43 over a N43 4 pot? No other station wagon in my price bracket comes close to BMW for looks and ride, however as a first time buyer I don’t want to get in over my head. Cheers Edit* - Not too sure if I should be asking purchase/advice questions on a different topic - happy to move it if needed 🙂
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