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      05-12-2018, 02:15 PM   #45
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Not really. I figure I'll do an oil analysis at every oil change (5k miles), and go from there. I generally drive like an old lady and have yet to see the shift lights come on. Have not been over 5k or so RPMs. If the bearings show excessive wear, then I'll replace them. The throttle actuators should be good for another 30k miles or so I'll deal with those when the time comes.
I did a ton of research and honestly, even with those issues looming in the back of your mind, a good example of this car is truly worth owning.
yes don't sweat the RB, it is a 1% occurence. That said oil analysis has saved no one. Any proven correlation between visual wear of RB and broken engines is inexistant. This lack of any proof from cause to effect is a fact. In fact there have been failures at mileage so low that the RBs had no wear in them which is to say worn RB's are not the cause of engine failures. Don't bother with oil analysis pure waste of time and money.
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      05-14-2018, 06:22 PM   #46
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CLEAN!!! Congrats
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      05-21-2018, 09:06 AM   #47
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The car looks super clean

Just went from a f30 2016 328i to a fully stock e90 2008 M3 myself
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Had a e46 2001 325i before
The m3 is just on a different level in every way possible
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      05-21-2018, 03:41 PM   #48
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The car looks super clean

Just went from a f30 2016 328i to a fully stock e90 2008 M3 myself
Both 6 speed
Had a e46 2001 325i before
The m3 is just on a different level in every way possible
I agree. The M3 feels like it was built by a different car company.
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      05-22-2018, 07:43 PM   #49
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      05-22-2018, 08:06 PM   #50
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      04-02-2024, 03:14 PM   #51
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Just wanted to update my old thread. 6 years later and currently at just over 55k miles still in love with this car. I threw on an M Performance exhaust a couple of years ago and really enjoy the sound.

Unfortunately my life circumstances have changed. I'm getting divorced and have sell the house in a couple of years. I probably won't be able to afford a house with a garage, so the M3 will likely have to go (I refuse to park this car outside). For now, I will enjoy it while I can.
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I would love to keep my 2010 M3 in the garage but I have too many toys occupying the garage. There are plenty of nice car covers available if you cant keep the car in the garage. Motortrend Safekeeper is a heavy duty cover that fits our cars well. I use it when it rains. It will stand up to snow and severe weather. Otherwise, I keep the M3 covered with the Covercraft 5 layer cover since the OEM cover is no longer available. The Covercraft fits perfect and withstands the sun and even light rain.

Keep the M3. Keep it covered if it needs to sit outside. I have found no drawbacks in keeping it covered with a good cover. After almost 7 years, the car still looks like it did when I first bought it.
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      04-05-2024, 01:19 AM   #53
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Just wanted to update my old thread. 6 years later and currently at just over 55k miles still in love with this car. I threw on an M Performance exhaust a couple of years ago and really enjoy the sound.

Unfortunately my life circumstances have changed. I'm getting divorced and have sell the house in a couple of years. I probably won't be able to afford a house with a garage, so the M3 will likely have to go (I refuse to park this car outside). For now, I will enjoy it while I can.
This is a sad ending to what was a great decision 6 years ago. I hope you can find a way to keep the M3. Sorry to hear youíre going through a tough time but I hope it all works out for you in the end.
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      04-07-2024, 07:01 PM   #54
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Sorry to hear about the divorce. Keep the car, itís special to you and youíll need something like that to keep you sane. Havenít read everything but if there are kids involved, keep it. Shite, just keep it if you own it outright. Get a nice cover for it or find a buddy that may have a barn or space for it.
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      04-08-2024, 09:45 AM   #55
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Iíd keep the M3. Youíre probably going to end up buying another anyways once your garage situation changes, and Iíd rather keep the car you own then go through the headache of trying to source another one. If youíre worried about parking it outside, Iíd just PPF the car to protect the paint.
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      04-16-2024, 04:50 AM   #56
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Iím sorry to hear and hope things go well as you move on. I was in a dilemma with storage also. A friend let me borrow a garage space.
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      04-16-2024, 03:42 PM   #57
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Keep the car. I street parked my previous car and had no issues. I am sure the divorce will get stressful and being able to push the s65 passed 8k might be the therapy you need. Keep your head up, better things are coming
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      04-16-2024, 05:13 PM   #58
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Nothing illogical unless you're referring to fuel economy. Otherwise very emotional car.
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      04-16-2024, 08:00 PM   #59
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Personally I rather have a car I want outside than a car I don't want outside. I have one garage space but one too many cars. It sucks having one outside but prefer having it than not. Hoping soon to have two garage spaces.
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      04-16-2024, 11:05 PM   #60
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My M3 lived in the garage till I purchased it. No room with other toys. Get a ceramic coat on it and cover it. The car will look good for years to come.
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The gar is gorgeous! What a looker.. I love how the white make the vents stand out.
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