How are your 320d doing so far?

Discussion in 'E90, E91, E92, E93' started by paultantk, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. bimmerdude

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    how many of these 5 series are in msia? wonder if its the de-tuned versions like the current 3 series batch or CBU?
     
  2. JediM

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    What do you mean by "de-tuned" 3 Series?

    Far as I know, the 320D is pretty much up to spec as far as tuning is concerned.
     
  3. jim2106

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    Err mine is 2009 version 350nm/177hp
    i just wonder whether this is cbu or ckd? how do i check ?
     
  4. DieSel

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    My baby is doing soooo well. Born on Feb 2010. Clocked about 25k km. I just love the sound of the turbo. Can I 'enhance' this 'music'? However, will this enhancement void my warranty? Looking al all the gurus out there for some opinion.

    p.s. To all my bros and sis out there, hi again. It has been quite some time since I joined the forum.
     
  5. gameover

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    DieSel, yes you can buy tuning boxes although ECU remaps are still out of the question right now due to the encrypted ECUs. Most of the vendors are in the UK though. I first looked at the OBD based ECU remaps from Superchips and Evolve. Evolve is very active on the e90post forums and extremely helpful. Unfortunately there aren't any OBD ECU remaps for LCI E90 from 2009 onwards so I went digging further. Next I looked at the DTUK CRD-T and the Spider tuning boxes. Almost bought it but unfortunately since I'm supposed to go to Beijing (or maybe not?) everything's on hold for me.
     
  6. Maniac

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    Mine was the performance edition 2010..done around 13km since last sept..so far so good ..fuel consumption during peak hour 8.7 liter/100 km....one tank can do around 750 to 800 km from subang to kl everyday(jammed ma)..
     
  8. 320D

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    Mine is pre-owned at 11K bought from premium selection Glenmarie. Now is already 19++K. So far excellent!! except for some occasional cracking sound from front passenger door panel when I get into a certain bumps. They did an oil change before delivery. Service indicator says next oil change is not due until next 4K. That makes oil change requirement at about 12K interval. Question is do we need to change oil at every 7 - 8K ?

    QUOTE=mikeyC;611408]Mine's at 30k++, so far so good other than faulty rear light (changed twice under BSRI) and jerky gearbox which i encounter lately anyway will get the GB re-programmed tomorrow. Engine oil need to change quite frequently at 7~8K, engine will feel rougher after 10K.

    Well after 8 months of ownership still enjoy every minutes driving it. Just love the 'surge' every time step on the throttle. Just my 2 cents :top:[/QUOTE]
     
  9. docrayboy

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    [/QUOTE]

    Great to hear you are loving it too-the 320d!
    I take in for service everytime the display says so-I don't think the changing of the motor oil needs to be done every 7-8K km. Its such a hassle to bring into the service centre more frequently anyway.

    I bet our 320d will outlast a lot of the petrol cars for many,many years to come-because of the sturdier diesel engines. That's why buses and lorries engines last sometimes even 50 years and are still going strong!
     
  10. Maniac

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    Wow, 2 more oil burners to add to the growing crowd here in the klang valley! Welcome welcome! :rock:

    Might I encourage you to do 2 things:
    1. do a quick intro in the newbies section to make yourselves known to the rest of the forum. more testimonials for our 320d's too :)
    http://www.bmwclubmalaysia.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?30-Newbies

    2. join the 3 series drive on Apr 10! trying to get a big diesel contingent to attend :top:
    calling zhul, DieSel, cklein, DKNY, Pheldagriff, RCBL, gameover (if car's still around!),makko, supersonic, mikeyC, jim2106 and any others i've missed!
    http://www.bmwclubmalaysia.com/forums/showthread.php?40298-Ultimate-3-series-Owners-Drive-2011

    My input to 320D's engine oil change question. I'm planning to get mine changed every 10km's irrespective of what the countdown indicates. I'd rather have the peace of mind, and feel it's worth investing the $$.

    Welcome again!
    Thanks also to all who've replied so far. Nice to know that the cars are still all relatively problem free into the 30,000+kms
     
  11. JediM

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    I'll be taking mine on her first out-station run on Friday: KL to Penang, and then back for a brief meeting. She's got barely 950kms on the dial, as I've been away for 5 days, a feat of endurance that has been too much to bear. It'll be a struggle keeping her below 150km/h up and down on the PLUS....
     
  12. M.Street

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    Tuningbox

    . want to try my Tuningbox? Ready stock. pm me or email me street1@pd.jaring.my for further details . Thanks
     
  13. haywire

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    i thought you are supposed to run her in slowly and not straight away blast before the first oil change?
     
  14. JediM

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    Errmm... first oil change is in 10,000kms... anyhow, the manual states do not rev over 3500rpm, which for a diesel is pretty close to the redline of 4500rpm, and do not use kickdown, for up to 1500kms... so i think a leisurely cruise at 150km/h at around 3000rpm should be okay, but i've got her close to 180km/h which was pretty close to exceeding the rev limit suggested by the manual. Anyways, I intend to change the oil at around 3000kms anyway.
     
  15. haywire

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    i thought the first oil change is usually quite early anyway 1000-3000kms? Dont actually know for sure, always bought old cars :4:
     
  16. JediM

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    They simply told me to go by the onboard computer but it's good practice still, to go for it at 2-3000kms in my humble opinion.
     
  17. 320D

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    Thanks to all who responded to my questions regarding the oil change. Yes 10k seems to sound quite about right. I think. Ok will next do the newbies section. Thanks
     
  18. Maniac

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    yea, the BMW break-in speed limit allowance is quite generous. there are 2 schools of thought, one where a gentle run-in helps gradually wear in the mechanical interfaces within the engine, transmission and other moving parts (brakes, suspension..); the other is to drive it like you stole it, ie HARD, in order to ram your piston sealrings and set them up nice and tight, which is thought to prevent leakage/burning of the seals during the life of the engine - which gives you better compression and performance in the long term. Whichever the case, it's a good idea to get your oil changed to flush out what ever gets worn off during the run-in period. 2000+kms is a good time to get that done, so your plan is a good one!
     
  19. gamenoob

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    Btw the only way to minimize the high sulfur content impact on ur diesel is regular oil change. Think of ur engine oil as liquid detergent where it will absorb contaminant up to a point.

    Anyhow there is a huge supply of 320d in the premium selection with as late as nov 2011 stock asking 215k.
     
  20. JediM

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    Nice points there Maniac. My personal preference is a happy medium between the two approaches. I'm gonna blast it up the PLUS tomorrow morning and take it nice and easy, not too easy mind you, on the way back and I should be well on my way to the first oil change by the end of next week.
     

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