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    Hi all at the moment i drive a 2006 focus 2.0 petrol Titanium which is a st replica but im thinking of buying a e90 318d or 320d just was wondering if someone can tell me what the common fault on them and which on to got for and are which is more reliable and cheaper to run etc please help thanks.
     
     

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    Lots of faults. You'll get someone unlucky enough to own one along to help you out in a moment, but in the meantime I'll just advise you not to waste your time and buy a 6 pot instead (325/30/35d)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cforehead View Post
    Lots of faults. You'll get someone unlucky enough to own one along to help you out in a moment, but in the meantime I'll just advise you not to waste your time and buy a 6 pot instead (325/30/35d)
    Hi thanks for your reply so you think i should walk away what kind of faults we talking about
     
     

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    Do a search on here for N47 Timing Chain - I believe that's enemy number 1.

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    [QUOTE=cforehead;1015230]Do a search on here for N47 Timing Chain - I believe that's enemy number 1.[/Q

    is petrol e90 better then the diesel
     
     

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    An E90 up to March 2007 is OK with the 163bhp engine but as said the 177bhp N47 engine is just too risky so avoid.

    Also if you are driving less than 20k a year the risk/return just doesn't add up, the 325i are a lovely car to drive and have bombproof engines. Even the M47 engines are a bit delicate and have a number of faults such as flywheel, EGR valve and turbo issues. They also need regular oil changes (much more regular than BMW suggest)

    If you are doing high mileage consider a 325d it will last longer
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew_henson View Post
    An E90 up to March 2007 is OK with the 163bhp engine but as said the 177bhp N47 engine is just too risky so avoid.

    Also if you are driving less than 20k a year the risk/return just doesn't add up, the 325i are a lovely car to drive and have bombproof engines. Even the M47 engines are a bit delicate and have a number of faults such as flywheel, EGR valve and turbo issues. They also need regular oil changes (much more regular than BMW suggest)

    If you are doing high mileage consider a 325d it will last longer

    thanks for your advice i wont be doing alot miles anyway but il have a look around and see what happens i will let you no if and when i buy the car
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by moy24 View Post
    i wont be doing alot miles anyway
    Buy a loverly 6 cylinder petrol in that case, cheaper to buy and wonderful to drive
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew_henson View Post
    Buy a loverly 6 cylinder petrol in that case, cheaper to buy and wonderful to drive
    at the moment i drive a 2006 focus 2.0 petrol titanium st replica and i have a 2012 mercedes coupe which i drive on week end i was thinking of selling the focus and buying a e90 deisel for everyday use but il do more reserch on them and go from there what ever i sell the focus for i was hopeing that be enough to get a e90 318d or something.
     
     

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    Trouble is you pay a premium for a poverty spec four cylinder BMW diesel when the same money buys a loaded six cylinders petrol
     
     

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