Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.
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Failure of the front control arm bracket bushings—often referred to as thrust rod bushings—is moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.
An engine coolant leak may develop from the expansion tank resulting in engine overheating. When a cooling system component fails the entire cooling system should be inspected. It is not uncommon to find additional component have failed or are leaking.
Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.
It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.
Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a rep...
A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.
2004 BMW 330Ci Questions and Answers
I have a flat tire on my right front wheel. After I have taken off all the bolts, the wheel cannot be removed like it is frozen onto the hub. The manual states I need to use a "wheel puller&...
I want to replace the fuel filter on my car (BMW 330 Ci). Went to Auto Warehouse.com and bought new filter - is there any place on the web that shows where and how this thing goes on?
How much should it cost to replace the lower radiator hose that travels from the bottom of the radiator back into the engine block? I also need a price on the replacement of the rear fender pin tha...
After I put in windshield washer fluid, if I use it once it all disapears. Doesn't look like a leak and ideas?
My 330CI is make the rubbing noise when the window roll up all the way. Is it the rubber goes bad? But noise goes away when I roll the window down a little.
2004 BMW 330Ci Reviews
I bought a 2004 330ci ZHP COUPE and LOVE this car. It is loaded with "M" stuff,(totally love the ALCANTARA M steering wheel),and it looks just like an "M" and runs like a "BAT"!! As far as repairs go "ZERO". I got it in Dec. 2005,2nd owner with 30K miles on it. In a nut shell it's been a great car and I will own another one and recommend them to others. As the sloagan says "THE ULTIMATE DRIVING EXPERIENCE",I'm a true believer.
dsc and p/brake lights stays on also winding noise then vehicle struggle to move
I just purchased a 2004 BMW 330cic with 74K miles. I just took it in to have the oil changed and the mechanic said I needed new rear coil springs. This is an expensive repair. He said that BMWs of this era were known for their weak coil springs and were prone to breakage. Has anyone else had this problem? I would also like to know how long can I drive with bad coil springs before it becomes dangerous.
This my first BMW and I love it. I do not look forward to repairs however. I have 74K on her now and have had 0 issues so far. I will need new tires soon and I know those will be expensive, but this car is worth any amount of repair or TLC I can give it.