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      12-13-2017, 01:47 AM   #1145
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Just hit 100k

Original rod bearings, TBA's and clutch!

Only thing that has failed has been the low pressure fuel sensor. All fluids changed very regularly, new battery and pads all round recently. Oil sent off for Blackstone analysis.

Changed thermostat, water pump, idler and belts at 100k as preventative maintenance.
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      12-13-2017, 11:56 AM   #1146
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97000 miles the other day. {snip}
I have been changing oil every 7k or less and just got my first above-average lead reading but I think it might have been gas from a trackside Sunoco pump I used, otherwise wear metals have all been low on this engine. Might be doing rod bearings soon for peace of mind if the next analysis doesn't look better.
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Rod bearings changed at 102,400 miles due to that spike in lead readings on the blackstone report not dropping on the next one after 4500 miles on the oil. They didn't look terrible (for S65 bearings) but didn't look great either. It was time. Still on the original other big known "wear" items (Throttle actuators, clutch). Has just under 104,000 on it now.
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      02-15-2018, 05:36 PM   #1147
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Just purchased an '08 E90 M3 6MT with 87,800 miles. As far as I know, the throttle actuators are original. The clutch and flywheel were replaced at 86k miles.



Just before pickup, I had the rod bearings replaced with BE bearings. I think it was about time...



Here's to many trouble-free miles!
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      02-15-2018, 09:14 PM   #1148
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Same as mine! I like that color!
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      03-22-2018, 08:22 PM   #1149
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2009 E90 M3
- Owned since new, and racked up 162,000kms/101,000miles.
- Not a single issue, going to be replacing my bearing this week and possibly engine mounts if needed (highly likely)
Wow! What have been your OCIs and oil of choice?
Very cool!
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      03-23-2018, 01:32 AM   #1150
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Nearing 95,000 mi on my 08 E90 M3. Done TAs, all fluids (diff, trans, coolant, brake), new brakes, battery, cabin filters, sparks. Original rod bearings. Running like a charm.

What are the must-do's as I hit 100k?
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      03-23-2018, 06:54 AM   #1151
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Wow! What have been your OCIs and oil of choice?
Very cool!
And they did look good! Guy knows how to treat his M3: www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1413805
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      03-23-2018, 06:59 AM   #1152
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Nearing 95,000 mi on my 08 E90 M3. Done TAs, all fluids (diff, trans, coolant, brake), new brakes, battery, cabin filters, sparks. Original rod bearings. Running like a charm.

What are the must-do's as I hit 100k?
Saw you did cabin filter, was the intake filter ever swapped?
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      03-23-2018, 08:24 AM   #1153
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I would check suspension bushings. A quick test is to grab the control arms and try to twist with one hand. If you can contact metal at either end of the twist, it has more play than fresh. Or you can wait until you hear clunks while driving.
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      03-23-2018, 09:20 AM   #1154
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73k Miles on my 08, fluids changed regularly changed fluids, original bearings and TA's. Clean bill of health from blackstone, from 2k miles ago. Will probably do the RB's next year.
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      03-24-2018, 01:47 AM   #1155
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Saw you did cabin filter, was the intake filter ever swapped?
Installed K&N!
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      03-26-2018, 09:21 AM   #1156
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Checking back in with 154,000 miles, with only one throttle actuator needed to be replaced and regular maintenance .
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      03-26-2018, 10:24 AM   #1157
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Just purchased an '08 E90 M3 6MT with 87,800 miles. As far as I know, the throttle actuators are original. The clutch and flywheel were replaced at 86k miles.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/NpS9ndNl.jpg[/img]

Just before pickup, I had the rod bearings replaced with BE bearings. I think it was about time...

[img]https://i.imgur.com/aph13Rcl.jpg[/img]

Here's to many trouble-free miles!
Was the flywheel upgraded to the 2009+ flywheel when the clutch was replaced ? Might have to do this soon for my car. I can feel slipping in 1st gear more often and I have about 86xxx miles on my 08.
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      05-15-2018, 11:54 AM   #1158
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I'm at 115K now, bearings done as well as actuators once. gonna check back in here when im at 200k
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      05-18-2018, 01:59 AM   #1159
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Black 2008 E90 purchased last year March with 79k motor blew a rod at 84k due to rod bolt coming loose on rod #1, found bolt in oil pan undamaged . Installed 11 block with new rb and mb car sits at 94k now running strong with drop in filter, test pipes and Xpipe with no resonators. Possible actuators going out soon...
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      05-18-2018, 01:44 PM   #1160
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      05-19-2018, 01:45 AM   #1161
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2008 E92 6 Speed
84k Miles
TAs have been done once prior to my ownership
Original Rod Bearings- Waiting on an analysis I just sent into blackstone (likely doing them within the next 5k Miles regardless.)
All Fluids have been changed/flushed, plugs done recently.
Still on original clutch with no signs of slippage whatsoever (lots of highway mileage previous owner)
Suspension Components in great shape
Very solid (knock on wood).
Rear Brakes/Rotors are in my near future.
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      05-23-2018, 10:35 PM   #1162
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123k miles now... throttle actuators done at 118k... rod bearings done around 75k.
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      06-18-2018, 11:34 PM   #1163
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This bitch is just over ten years old!

52,000 miles - original owner ordered car. It gets started every few weeks and I drive my kids to school. I am addicted to my Raptor nowadays so I cant be bothered with this car, LOL - I like driving as fast as I want wherever I want!

Anyway - no issues, all maintenance done by me and its immaculate with zero mods except the old-school exhaust mod, OEM grill, OEM spolier and some wheel studs and wider better tires. Not one thing replaced due to failure. Did plugs and all that at ~ 40K. Car sat around just getting a few mile drives for about 9 months waiting for an airbag recall while I banged around in a new 328 loaner.

I have no worries about the throttle actuators because I never press the M button under load. Its my opinion that's what strips the gears. I called this out a long time ago on here. Plastic gears cant move in a fraction of a second under load.

I'll probably do some rod bearings and list it for sale at some point and grab a GT350.
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      06-18-2018, 11:58 PM   #1164
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This bitch is just over ten years old!

52,000 miles - original owner ordered car. It gets started every few weeks and I drive my kids to school. I am addicted to my Raptor nowadays so I cant be bothered with this car, LOL - I like driving as fast as I want wherever I want!

Anyway - no issues, all maintenance done by me and its immaculate with zero mods except the old-school exhaust mod, OEM grill, OEM spolier and some wheel studs and wider better tires. Not one thing replaced due to failure. Did plugs and all that at ~ 40K. Car sat around just getting a few mile drives for about 9 months waiting for an airbag recall while I banged around in a new 328 loaner.

I have no worries about the throttle actuators because I never press the M button under load. Its my opinion that's what strips the gears. I called this out a long time ago on here. Plastic gears cant move in a fraction of a second under load.

I'll probably do some rod bearings and list it for sale at some point and grab a GT350.
This thread is about high mileage 2008's, you have 52K, you don't qualify

Good story though, love to see original owners posting here. Cheers to another 10 years
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      06-18-2018, 11:59 PM   #1165
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2008 e92 MT with 140,000 miles

New actuators at 80k
New O2 sensors a couple time each already
Brakes rebuilt at 120k
New electronic module for M button cluster on steering wheel
New rod bearings at 133k (bearing #1 in real bad shape, possibly resulting from a broken motor mount... Blackstone Labs always showed high lead)

...not inexpensive to maintain properly, but so worth it.

Will now be debating if it will stay in the sable then the M2C finally arrives...
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I have no worries about the throttle actuators because I never press the M button under load. Its my opinion that's what strips the gears. I called this out a long time ago on here. Plastic gears cant move in a fraction of a second under load.
Are you sure about this? I've replaced my TAs and for 4 other friends I don't think the gear grinding happens solely by the M button (if at all). None of us ever did that but we all had damaged gears.

It shouldn't make a difference whether you hit the M button under load or simply get on and off the gas quickly. The effect would be the same (opening and closing the ITBs due to the change in throttle response)

If you think that the small spike in throttle response from the M button would cause the gears to move to the point of damage, I just don't see how it would differ than stepping on the gas quickly. Track driving has the TAs moving the ITBs all day long and at a much more pronounced degree than the M button would.

My thoughts on the matter is from wear and tear due to the material BMW used given the application of the part.

Happy to hear your take. thanks


BTW... Last weekend I drove an '18 Raptor like you have...awesome truck

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