BMW 328Ci Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 328Ci

BMW 328Ci Problems

Coolant Loss Due to Leak from Expansion Tank

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.

Water Pump May Develop Coolant Leak

The low coolant light may illuminate and/or the engine may overheat as a result of a coolant leak from the water pump. The leaking pump will require replacement and the entire cooling system should be inspected for leaks as it is not uncommon to find multiple leaks on higher mileage vehicles.

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.

Check Engine Light and/or Engine Overheating

The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.

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.

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BMW 328Ci Questions

Battery light on. Besides alternator,what to check. (1 answer)

I don't want to replace alternator and still have light on, no charge

what would cause a noise by my stick shift? (1 answer)

when I am stopped and my car is idling I am hearing a noise by my stick shift.

How do u reset the immobiliser (1 answer)

Check the fuel line for pressure none can't find the relay to see if its bad was told it could be the immobiliser after I jump 12v to the fuel pump and it worked So I asked how to I fix or reset the immobiliser?

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BMW 328Ci Reviews

Rear driver side subframe cracks and the repair is 4900 dollars. They replace the subframe from the beginning of the backseat to the rearend. After the crack you can loose 1/2 in. In height On drivers rear. The problem is the car Chassis is for a 325 2.5. Engine and they install a 2.8l engine which produces more torc on three rear in. They had a class action law suit filed for all E46's. Fro...

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