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      12-22-2020, 08:56 PM   #89
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102K miles, original rod bearings, original shocks & struts, replaced throttle actuators at about 70K miles, replaced valve covers & gaskets at 100K miles. Besides that, basic maintenance. Car sees lots of track time and aggressive driving.
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150k 2008 6mt. Runs like new. RB done. Clutch once. Just regular maintenance some bushings. That's about it. Will sell at 200k lol
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      03-08-2021, 11:02 PM   #91
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Just wanted to update. Car is currently at 238k miles. I no longer own the car, but a close friend now has the car. Daily driven.

Engine mounts (Replaced)
Transmission mount (Replaced)
Radiator hose (Replaced)
Coilpacks (Not replaced yet)
Rod bearings (Replaced @ 235k~ miles, performed at Precision Dynamics Motorsport)
Valve cover gasket (Done, also coated the valve cover)
Oil pan gasket (Done)
Piston rings (Compression still good)
Possible a few sensors, depends (No sensors replaced yet)

My friend and I are working on swapping the oil filter housing gasket, as it's leaking.

Overall, car is still solid, will need to swap out suspension, as the shocks are giving out, but coilovers will prob be installed.

love reading posts like this. These cars are well made if you give them some tender loooooove and care
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      03-09-2021, 02:07 AM   #92
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150k 2008 6mt. Runs like new. RB done. Clutch once. Just regular maintenance some bushings. That's about it. Will sell at 200k lol
Are you getting the oil light on startup yet? I think around 160k, it will always be on (change oil indicator).
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      03-09-2021, 09:55 AM   #93
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150k 2008 6mt. Runs like new. RB done. Clutch once. Just regular maintenance some bushings. That's about it. Will sell at 200k lol
Are you getting the oil light on startup yet? I think around 160k, it will always be on (change oil indicator).
No light yet.
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Yeah, around 160k, the "change oil notification, counter" is going start at 0. I heard it a sensor/software issue. You can reset it, but on next startup it will go back to 0 and start counting backward.
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      03-12-2021, 10:04 AM   #95
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Just bought a 2008 e92 m3 with 175k. Will be replacing pre-cat o2 sensors tomorrow, after that I still have a slew of errors/codes that I need to work on. Hopefully I will not regret this purchase lol
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      03-12-2021, 10:21 AM   #96
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Just bought a 2008 e92 m3 with 175k. Will be replacing pre-cat o2 sensors tomorrow, after that I still have a slew of errors/codes that I need to work on. Hopefully I will not regret this purchase lol
Bought mine at 123k on a Friday. That Saturday the sunroof headliner fell off and sprinkled that orange crap around my car.

Week after that I got a nail in my new tires.

Week after that, second nail, same tire.

Month after that, driveshaft started clunking

TAs after that.

Been a dream since I shook out all those age globlins in the first year or so
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      03-12-2021, 10:32 AM   #97
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Bought mine at 123k on a Friday. That Saturday the sunroof headliner fell off and sprinkled that orange crap around my car.

Week after that I got a nail in my new tires.

Week after that, second nail, same tire.

Month after that, driveshaft started clunking

TAs after that.

Been a dream since I shook out all those age globlins in the first year or so
What are you doing for the headliner fix? Mine is starting to go.
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      03-12-2021, 10:49 AM   #98
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I did a lot of required and preventive maintenance in the last few months at 159k miles. Replaced the t-stat which was the main reason for the maintenance but ended up doing a whole lot more at this mileage. Lol. Finished the coolant flush and cleared the code. Then 2 short drives later, I get codes for precat O2 sensor, secondary air pump and additional water pump. Hope that's all for now. But I still smile every time I floor this car.
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      03-12-2021, 10:59 AM   #99
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Bought mine at 123k on a Friday. That Saturday the sunroof headliner fell off and sprinkled that orange crap around my car.

Week after that I got a nail in my new tires.

Week after that, second nail, same tire.

Month after that, driveshaft started clunking

TAs after that.

Been a dream since I shook out all those age globlins in the first year or so
What are you doing for the headliner fix? Mine is starting to go.
I eventually got the entire headliner reupholstered at a shop, initially I took the piece out because it was an eyesore, which involved taking the sunroof out. Looking back this was not a good solution living in Florida in the summer. But for $250 the entire headliner professionally done and looks like new.
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      03-13-2021, 12:56 AM   #100
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Hello Everyone.

Im a brand new member, been reading for years, but finally decided to chyme in after attending MFest Canada

Im the original owner of an e92 M3 Interlagos Blue (graphite interior), DCT.

I've been through a lot with this car, and am looking forward to sharing my upgrades, mods and repair history with the community.

I currently just passed 205,000 Km (127,000 miles).

This car was born in (at least first purchased) Toronto, Canada, and gets quite a bit of winter driving.

Still look forward to driving it every chance I get. An absolute thrill.
Car is still strong running, almost like new.

I replaced the rod bearings at 195,000 Km (they were in great shape when I removed them btw). Repaired a throttle body actuator. Recently installed the Turner test pipes (cat removal), Turner engine flash/tune. Turner skid plate. White Angel Eyes. aFe stage 2 cold air intake. Opened up the factory muffler box 50k ago. Transmission (DCT) oil is original, but switched to LiquiMoly engine oil about 100,000 Km ago. Diff oil has been changed just recently.

I have driven this car extremely hard since purchase (up to 8000rpm almost daily), and she is still tight. It consumes almost the same amount of oil as it always has (no increase, or so it seems).

Im looking forward to hearing the experiences of other high mileage M3 owners in this thread, and continue a sharing dialogue that will extend our M3 enjoyment.

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      03-13-2021, 07:20 AM   #101
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I did take pictures during this process (rod bearing replacement), and will post them with other pics soon enough.

I've owned modified Mustang GT's, Supercharged Jaguars, 2 Lotus esprit turbos (one im currently rebuilding, the other purchased new in 1987), 2 Corvettes (still own one, bought new on the day of my daughter's birth, 1992, can never sell it, lol) and more. I have mostly driven manual, but this DCT is pure fluid fantasy.

Again, I can't emphasize how spirited I've driven this car, and what an absolute pleasure it is to drive over the years till today. I can't seemingly notice a difference in drive-ability, but most of all, fun-ability. So impressed.....
Yeah how that thrill can still be there, year after year! Did you ever post a picture on the rod shells mate, can't seem to find it?

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      03-14-2021, 03:33 PM   #102
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Really enjoying this thread to see what to expect down the road. I bought my 103k mile 6mt 08 last year, with PO having recently done actuators, starter, thermostat, and wheel bearings.

Since purchasing, I've done rod bearings, motor/trans mounts, spark plugs, and swapped to a low km set of struts w/ swift springs.

I'll be tackling the center support bearing/guibo soon, along with belt/idlers, pulleys, rad hoses, and alternator. Next winter I'd like to do control arms all around, and subframe/diff bushings. Otherwise, looking forward to putting another 100k on her!
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      03-14-2021, 09:39 PM   #103
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Mine is about to turn 120K. Replaced rod bearings, front main seal, and motor mounts when I got it at 72K miles. Also serviced the DCT trans fluid at that time. Since then I've done the TBA's, an alternator, and recently replaced the EDC struts with non-EDC Bilsteins.

Took it up into the mountains yesterday, and hit 100 mph on the uphill without even breathing hard. Magnificent car.
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Had 145k 6MT on my 08 and then it was rear ended and totaled
My 2010 DCT is at 118k miles supercharged, original bearings. Either going to part out and sell for a low mile e90 m3 6MT, or keep and swap in BE bearings
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      10-14-2021, 12:05 PM   #105
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I bought this 2009 e90 6 speed last year with 201k miles.
Only big maintenance it had was throttle actuators. Since then i did

- Rod bearings
- Valve cover gasket
- Oil filter housing gasket
- Thermostat and waterpump
- All fluids
- Brake fluid flush
- MS Stage 2 intake, MS Pullies X pipe, Exhaust, Alpine Stage 2 tune, Ohlins R&T, GAS Monoballs

Car has been running great I just took it to a track day and beat on it for 7 20 minute sessions. Hope it lasts a lot longer! Current miles 203,5xx
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I bought this 2009 e90 6 speed last year with 201k miles.
Only big maintenance it had was throttle actuators. Since then i did

- Rod bearings
- Valve cover gasket
- Oil filter housing gasket
- Thermostat and waterpump
- All fluids
- Brake fluid flush
- MS Stage 2 intake, MS Pullies X pipe, Exhaust, Alpine Stage 2 tune, Ohlins R&T, GAS Monoballs

Car has been running great I just took it to a track day and beat on it for 7 20 minute sessions. Hope it lasts a lot longer! Current miles 203,5xx
Other than the rock chips it looks like a brand new car
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      10-15-2021, 07:11 PM   #107
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These cars are rock solid when looked after. I tell all my friends that the only real preventive maintenance that needs to be done are rod bearings. Everything else will give errors before they fail and will not destroy the engine. Even throttle actuators are not really a preventive item anymore, and Rebuild/M Power offer lifetime warranty on them.
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Almost 98k on my 2011 E90 ZCP 6MT. Did RBs at 95k miles. TAs were done around 70k. Runs great.
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Awesome thread! Have owned a few BMWís, new to M ownership but long time fan.
1 month ownership. 09 build, 10 registered E92 DCT, Alpine White with black interior purchased with 155k kms on it (Aus delivered car). Bought sight unseen (C19 restrictions) and because there are only 20 or so for sale in the country. Purchased from forum member although I didnít know this at the time.

Have put just over 1000kms on it so far and falling more and more in love with it. Still walk to the garage just to stare at it. 😀

Completed works:
RB + engine mounts
Evolve Test pipes
Evolve stage 2 + DCT tune
Replace Idrive controller (didnít like the small chips around the buttons)
Replaced sticky dct speed selection button
LUX white angel eyes
LED interior lights
Carbon shift paddles
Carbon steering wheel trim
Red M button
Red start stop (to be installed)

Planned works:
Replace rocker cover gasket as there is a small leak
Spark Plugs
LCI tail lights
Updated comms module for blue tooth steaming
Rear carbon spoiler
Front carbon spoiler

Would love to:
Replace and paint rocker covers
Replace coil packs and injectors
Wheels, suspension + breaks
Evolve plenum air intake and box
Black alcantara trim pieces
And more ++++
Also win the lotto so I can pay for all this lol
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I bought this 2009 e90 6 speed last year with 201k miles.
Only big maintenance it had was throttle actuators. Since then i did

- Rod bearings
- Valve cover gasket
- Oil filter housing gasket
- Thermostat and waterpump
- All fluids
- Brake fluid flush
- MS Stage 2 intake, MS Pullies X pipe, Exhaust, Alpine Stage 2 tune, Ohlins R&T, GAS Monoballs

Car has been running great I just took it to a track day and beat on it for 7 20 minute sessions. Hope it lasts a lot longer! Current miles 203,5xx
Did you went to the track with stock brake lines?
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