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      04-26-2015, 12:48 AM   #1
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New owner 2009 E92 M3

Hello everyone,

I just picked up my 2009 M3 coupe last week, coming from an E90 335, the M is in a completely different league.

It has little over 44K miles and I paid 28K for it. I will be re-financing it with my credit union in a few months and, contemplating getting a warranty through them but not sure if I need it. After going through several posts on this forum these appear to be much more reliable then the 335 platform.

Any advice would be appreciated!

I will be doing the GTS DCT flash with Alex next week to smooth out the shifts, no other mods planned yet.

Thanks for looking.
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      04-26-2015, 01:01 AM   #2
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Pretty car.
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      04-26-2015, 03:26 AM   #3
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Congrat's on this bargain, man...wish these car's would be so cheap over here!
2009 M3/ DCT? Not under 35k!
So you are a lucky man
Enjoy your new ride...it's an M....an....M.....dude you now own an freaking M!!!
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      04-26-2015, 06:51 AM   #4
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Congrats man! I got mine in January and have never been happier
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      04-26-2015, 09:04 PM   #5
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2009 is a good year, Welcome! Also wow what a deal!
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      04-26-2015, 11:41 PM   #6
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Thank you for the warm welcome! I have been driving it non-stop last few days. Specifically picked 09 for the updated iDrive.
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      04-26-2015, 11:43 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum and 'the club'!

Car looks great and the price sounds too good to be true!
GTS Flash is good to have, I did the same.
Warranty is not a good deal IMO. What can I say, I live life on the edge.


What are your plans with the car?
-Just got it to daily? any track plans? mods?
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      04-26-2015, 11:49 PM   #8
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It will be my daily driver. I really want to take it to the track at least once every couple of months. No mods planned yet.
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      04-27-2015, 12:30 AM   #9
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Welcome aboard and I'd say you got a hell of a deal on it! Car looks mint too.

Only advice I'd give is:
-Get gloss black kidney grills and painted reflectors. Maybe it's the angle but those grills look off…like pre-lci e90 grills.
-Not trying to scare you but look up the bearing thread under the engine sub forum and decide for yourself if it's worth replacing. Just a few posts below someone blew their engine with only 55k miles on it. If you are not getting extended warranty, replacing the bearings might not be such a bad idea. The issue definitely exists and I believe every e9x owner should be aware of it.
-Last but not least, enjoy! I also came from a e92 335 and it's night and day. It took me a few weeks to get used to the power delivery of the S65 being that it's so different from the n54/55 but now I would never go back. Nothing like taking the engine to redline and enjoying the sound!
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      04-27-2015, 01:05 AM   #10
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Great car, congratulations now mow that lawn man.
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Welcome aboard and I'd say you got a hell of a deal on it! Car looks mint too.

Only advice I'd give is:
-Get gloss black kidney grills and painted reflectors. Maybe it's the angle but those grills look off…like pre-lci e90 grills.
-Not trying to scare you but look up the bearing thread under the engine sub forum and decide for yourself if it's worth replacing. Just a few posts below someone blew their engine with only 55k miles on it. If you are not getting extended warranty, replacing the bearings might not be such a bad idea. The issue definitely exists and I believe every e9x owner should be aware of it.
-Last but not least, enjoy! I also came from a e92 335 and it's night and day. It took me a few weeks to get used to the power delivery of the S65 being that it's so different from the n54/55 but now I would never go back. Nothing like taking the engine to redline and enjoying the sound!
Thanks for the headsup on this, I was just reading that rod bearing thread from earlier today. I will get them replaced in the next 5-10K miles.


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Great car, congratulations now mow that lawn man.
LOL, my gf has been yelling at me last few days to do the same. I hope she doesn't see your post!
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      04-27-2015, 02:08 AM   #12
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Sweet ride!
Welcome to the M club...
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      04-27-2015, 11:12 AM   #13
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2009 M3 with 44k for 28K?? thats the cheapest M3 for this year and miles...how did your find this deal man? Any accident or body work on the car?
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      04-27-2015, 11:50 AM   #14
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Nice find...congrats Bro!
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      04-27-2015, 12:05 PM   #15
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      04-27-2015, 01:15 PM   #16
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Great looking M! Agree with others, seems like a great deal. Congrats and enjoy it!
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      04-27-2015, 01:41 PM   #17
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2009 M3 with 44k for 28K?? thats the cheapest M3 for this year and miles...how did your find this deal man? Any accident or body work on the car?
I had been searching for the right one for a few months, setup an alert on cars.com app for my criteria and few weeks back one popped up at a Toyota dealership in the middle of no where in Canton, GA. Drove up there, test drove the car, checked carfax, got a PPI done and everything checked out - clean record, no body work. It was originally listed for 32K but I talked them down to 28K with taxes it came to right around 30K.

They hand't even finished listing the car on their official site so they were pretty surprised how quickly I turned up to buy it.


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Beautiful, enjoy in good health mate. Don't forget to get started on preventative maintenance and proper warm up procedures.
Just this morning, I am noticing a slight squealing noise from front axle each time I brake at low speeds, is this normal or should I get the brakes done? Actual braking functionality seems OK and there is no vibration/jerk when I brake.

Regarding the warm up procedure, I start the engine and let the car sit for about 10-20 seconds in the garage then drive away, while driving I keep the RPMs below 3000 until the temperature needle moves into 140-150 range. Is this sufficient?
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      05-02-2015, 03:44 PM   #18
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Replied your PM !
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I had been searching for the right one for a few months, setup an alert on cars.com app for my criteria and few weeks back one popped up at a Toyota dealership in the middle of no where in Canton, GA. Drove up there, test drove the car, checked carfax, got a PPI done and everything checked out - clean record, no body work. It was originally listed for 32K but I talked them down to 28K with taxes it came to right around 30K.

They hand't even finished listing the car on their official site so they were pretty surprised how quickly I turned up to buy it.




Just this morning, I am noticing a slight squealing noise from front axle each time I brake at low speeds, is this normal or should I get the brakes done? Actual braking functionality seems OK and there is no vibration/jerk when I brake.

Regarding the warm up procedure, I start the engine and let the car sit for about 10-20 seconds in the garage then drive away, while driving I keep the RPMs below 3000 until the temperature needle moves into 140-150 range. Is this sufficient?
Are stock pads on there? My stock pads never squealed. I use PFC 06 brake pads now these do squeal at lower speeds.

For me, I don't let the car sit usually, I just get up and go. I do keep RPMs below 4k until temp is right in the middle - 210, then I open it up to 8300 rpm.
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      05-05-2015, 11:48 PM   #20
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Not sure if I have stock pads. I will be taking it to my Indy in the next dew days to get it checked out.
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      05-06-2015, 12:13 AM   #21
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Hell of a find for $28K!!!! Congrats!!
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Welcome and congratulation ! excellent choice !!
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