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      12-27-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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ArthurL's E93 M3 Progress Thread

Hey everyone, just picked up an 08 E93 M3 today. Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I'll continue updating this thread with my progress.

She has 121K on the dash. Just bought a ton of fluid from Turner (engine oil/filter, cabin filter, engine filter, transmission fluid/filter/gasket ring, differential fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant) and will have her serviced tomorrow morning. I'll also have the mechanic look at the spark plugs, belts, pulleys, chassis, and hoses to make sure everything looks good.

Here are some pics!









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      12-27-2014, 07:26 PM   #2
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121K later and she's still sexy
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      12-27-2014, 07:34 PM   #3
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121K later and she's still sexy
Thanks!
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      12-27-2014, 11:37 PM   #4
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      12-28-2014, 01:33 AM   #5
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Lookin good.
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      12-28-2014, 09:44 AM   #6
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you bought a first year M3 with 121k on it? AND you're letting your mechanic look at it AFTER you already bought it?



Balls of steel I tell ya
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      12-28-2014, 10:53 AM   #7
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121k and 08?..wow..
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      12-28-2014, 12:12 PM   #8
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Congrats! Mine has 100k miles less and your car looks cleaner!
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      12-28-2014, 09:04 PM   #9
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you bought a first year M3 with 121k on it? AND you're letting your mechanic look at it AFTER you already bought it?



Balls of steel I tell ya
I had a PPI done a few weeks ago and it came out fine, the car just needed some maintenance done to it.

I just wanted to have another mechanic look over it a second time while he serviced the car.

Had all the fluids replaced this afternoon.. now I have a peace of mind moving forward with the car. Sending an oil sample out to Blackstone tomorrow for an oil analysis.

Here are some pics from today:




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      12-31-2014, 04:46 PM   #10
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as long as the car was properly maintained, and the oil samples comes back clean, then having a car with 121k on the clock should be no issues...
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      12-31-2014, 08:05 PM   #11
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nice and congrats
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      01-01-2015, 10:41 AM   #12
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I love high mileage examples in the E9x M3 arena that is too often filled up with bad news headlines. Have no proof, but I suspect there are way more of our cars that perform in relatively faultless fashion over the long haul. Congrats on a great choice. You might want to check out Mike Miller's Old School Maintenance Schedule, although you are spot on with all the fluid replacement. This simple step is #1 on his list.
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      01-06-2015, 12:12 AM   #13
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Just picked up an RPi axle-back exhaust this afternoon.. they're going on the car tomorrow. Pretty excited!
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Just mount my winter set this evening, finally some peace of mind.

Blizzaks (245/40/18) on Sport Edition A7 wheels (18x8 +20).

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      01-08-2015, 11:10 PM   #16
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Welcome to the club!
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Didn't know M3's had the chrome window trim option! First one I've seen with it.
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Didn't know M3's had the chrome window trim option! First one I've seen with it.
Standard on the E93.

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      01-09-2015, 12:22 PM   #20
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Good call putting on the snow tires as the snow was pretty deep this morning. I don't know how people drive with summers/all seasons on a rwd..
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      01-09-2015, 02:27 PM   #21
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Good thing I threw on the winter set last night because I definitely wouldn't have made it to my mechanic to install this:



It's the RPi GT Axle Back exhaust.. and it sounds amazing. Nothing obnoxious but it's aggressive sounding enough that I'm 100% content with.

I feel the M3 sounds very tame from factory.. an aftermarket exhaust is a must!
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Nice little Christmas present. How much you pay?
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