Explore Your 2004 BMW 330Ci

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for the 2004 BMW 330Ci

2004 BMW 330Ci Problems

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.

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.

Failure of the front control arm bracket bushingsoften referred to as thrust rod bushingsis moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.

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2004 BMW 330Ci Questions

The dealer replaced them at 50,000 miles (not under warranty) and I'm now told at 63,000 miles and 18 months later, they are close to needing replacement again? Have never noticed the clunk others describe and I'm skeptical.

how do i know if a shock is bad

what major repairs should I be anticipating and an estimate of the costs involved.

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2004 BMW 330Ci Reviews

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 dan...

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...

dsc and p/brake lights stays on also winding noise then vehicle struggle to move

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