BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
European Auto Source (EAS)
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-18-2019, 05:21 PM   #23
anthonybp
New Member
Canada
33
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 200+K - 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by drrust View Post
I have 155 k miles on my 2009 E90. Changed bearings around 109 k.
Woah. Didn't do the conversion. 155k miles is almost 250,000 KM.

Wow drrust. What have you done to maintain? How's she running? Any major failings along the way? How do you drive?

Details on your machine please !!!!!

Wicked!!!!!!

Last edited by anthonybp; 07-18-2019 at 05:37 PM..
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2019, 08:00 PM   #24
drrust
Captain
drrust's Avatar
303
Rep
706
Posts

Drives: E90 M3 DCT Sedan
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Cincinnati

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by anthonybp View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by drrust View Post
I have 155 k miles on my 2009 E90. Changed bearings around 109 k.
Woah. Didn't do the conversion. 155k miles is almost 250,000 KM.

Wow drrust. What have you done to maintain? How's she running? Any major failings along the way? How do you drive?

Details on your machine please !!!!!

Wicked!!!!!!
It's a daily driver/kid hauler. DCT Silverstone sedan. Love driving the car, but get tired of filling it with gas. Compared to others I baby the engine as the car is not fully warmed up on the interesting sections of road.

Previous owner had spoiler and BMW splitters installed/partially painted. Also supposedly has Dinan DCT tune.

Rod bearings were done at a shop in the Cincinnati area. I had replaced the gears in the throttle actuators near 100K miles when the fuel tank breather went bad. Those lasted about two years when I replaced with rebuilt units. Replaced water pump this spring. Did a brake job, but since had a Sparta BBK put on last winter. Other mods include BimmerWorld power steering reservoir, AFE intake and MPE V1 (repaired).

Car is not perfect has many paint chips, some dings, but worst of all is my trunk lid was keyed. Likely not worth the cost of repair/repainting at this point. Just had windshield replaced.

Biggest annoyance has been a stripped oil pan. Happened on first oil change after the bearings were done. Timesert wasn't perfectly installed and started dripping after a while (replaced pan).

Getting ready to replace struts/shocks with ZCP units but trying to decide what else to replace while there.

During last differential fluid change was discussing having DCT fluid changed, but mechanics suggested not doing it until a leak develops. Transmission supposedly had been worked on while under warranty by previous owner.

My oldest kid is turning 13 this fall. I will likely keep the car another couple of years and sell before he starts driving.
Appreciate 2
      07-18-2019, 08:36 PM   #25
Cbozz
Colonel
Cbozz's Avatar
United_States
570
Rep
2,571
Posts

Drives: M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Florida/ St. Louis

iTrader: (26)

Garage List
I'm about to hit 100k on my e92 m3!
No issued so far, original bearings and good oil reports!

I do have BE bearings waiting in my garage for last 8 months, just need time to change them!
Car is solid tho!!!
__________________
Evolve, Eisenmann, Strasse, StopTech, Active Autowerke
Appreciate 1
      07-18-2019, 09:39 PM   #26
wfdeacon88
Major
1060
Rep
1,382
Posts

Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Triad, NC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by drrust View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by anthonybp View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by drrust View Post
I have 155 k miles on my 2009 E90. Changed bearings around 109 k.
Woah. Didn't do the conversion. 155k miles is almost 250,000 KM.

Wow drrust. What have you done to maintain? How's she running? Any major failings along the way? How do you drive?

Details on your machine please !!!!!

Wicked!!!!!!
It's a daily driver/kid hauler. DCT Silverstone sedan. Love driving the car, but get tired of filling it with gas. Compared to others I baby the engine as the car is not fully warmed up on the interesting sections of road.

Previous owner had spoiler and BMW splitters installed/partially painted. Also supposedly has Dinan DCT tune.

Rod bearings were done at a shop in the Cincinnati area. I had replaced the gears in the throttle actuators near 100K miles when the fuel tank breather went bad. Those lasted about two years when I replaced with rebuilt units. Replaced water pump this spring. Did a brake job, but since had a Sparta BBK put on last winter. Other mods include BimmerWorld power steering reservoir, AFE intake and MPE V1 (repaired).

Car is not perfect has many paint chips, some dings, but worst of all is my trunk lid was keyed. Likely not worth the cost of repair/repainting at this point. Just had windshield replaced.

Biggest annoyance has been a stripped oil pan. Happened on first oil change after the bearings were done. Timesert wasn't perfectly installed and started dripping after a while (replaced pan).

Getting ready to replace struts/shocks with ZCP units but trying to decide what else to replace while there.

During last differential fluid change was discussing having DCT fluid changed, but mechanics suggested not doing it until a leak develops. Transmission supposedly had been worked on while under warranty by previous owner.

My oldest kid is turning 13 this fall. I will likely keep the car another couple of years and sell before he starts driving.
What's your plans for shocks and suspension parts? New or used? best value?
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2019, 05:31 AM   #27
drrust
Captain
drrust's Avatar
303
Rep
706
Posts

Drives: E90 M3 DCT Sedan
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Cincinnati

iTrader: (0)

I had picked up a set of used ZCP struts/shocks with about 30k miles on them. Will have to have some coding done after installation. Trying to decide on what other pieces of the front suspension to replace.

Originally was going to get some Ohlins, but in the end couldn't justify the cost. When I bought the car I had hoped to go to one or two track events a year. However, with family responsibilities that hasn't happened.
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2019, 10:14 PM   #28
m3peat
First Lieutenant
United_States
58
Rep
333
Posts

Drives: 2009 E90 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Burbank, CA

iTrader: (1)

09í E90 closing in on 123k here. Sheís been good and feels 95% of what new feels like. Have replaced bearings and a ton of maintenance since I took over ownership at 94k. Even though I plan on adding a Pcar to the mix, I want to keep her. Sheís a great daily outside of the gas mileage.
Appreciate 3
      07-23-2019, 06:37 PM   #29
anthonybp
New Member
Canada
33
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 200+K - 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Turner Motorsports Tune and Test Pipes, 200,000+KM e92 M3

Toronto, Ontario, Canada has stopped testing emissions. Yippeeeee...Sooooo........

I installed test pipes (removed the primary catalytics) from Turner Motor Sports, and did the Turner flash/tune.

After running an absolute stock car for the last 11 years (I did do the 'cheap' factory exhaust 'opening out' mod at about 170,000 K)

It feels like a new car........I've always loved driving this car, but it's like I've renewed my vows.....hahaha.

The sound is insane. But only beyond 5k rpm. Otherwise, it's unbelievably tame. Lovin' it.....

The power is instant, and more. I may have produced 30 to 40 more HP with the Tune and the Cat deletes, but this bit more is palpable. I'm spinning tires almost at will.

The thrill is back. I'd recommend a tune, even on our high mile m3's.

Seems safe so far (3k...). Its time to replace my ignition coils finally, I think,....no problems ever, but I've read that their power degrades over time. Any opinions?

Last edited by anthonybp; 07-23-2019 at 07:58 PM..
Appreciate 3
wfdeacon881059.50
R-3551.00
      07-23-2019, 07:03 PM   #30
anthonybp
New Member
Canada
33
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 200+K - 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

BMW Dilawri Dealership, Newmarket, Toronto Canada, M Event....

I just finished attending the BMW Newmarket M Event drive and BBQ in Toronto Canada.

My daughter is an Instagram influencer, and drives her 2018 440i twin turbo M Package, we were invited. I got the chance to drive the new M3 Competition, the M4 Competition, and the M850 Convertible, for extended periods of time. Wonderful event, and well orchestrated. (Still love the e92 M3 better.....the turbos don't inspire me in their power delivery vs NA, and the M8 V8 twin turbo maxes out about 6,500 rpm, and 525 ish HP. Totally not impressed, and the Swarovski Crystal gear shift and dials couldn't make up for it)

It was a great experience, finding back roads, and filming my daughter (26 yrs old) doing her thing. I got a chance to do some doughnuts in the M4 competition...... When I figure out how to post pictures, I'll start.

I've realized that BMW people are a culture. I met so many multi generational BMW owners, young and old (like me. It was so cool....

I'm more affirmed than ever, that the e9X M engine is special, and fun fun fun...........

Last edited by anthonybp; 07-23-2019 at 07:34 PM..
Appreciate 3
Siajoon1677.00
Dpc2u9162.00
      07-23-2019, 07:35 PM   #31
Siajoon
///Majestic
Siajoon's Avatar
United_States
1677
Rep
1,994
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 ///M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by anthonybp View Post
I just finished attending the BMW Newmarket M Event drive and BBQ in Toronto Canada.

My daughter is an Instagram influencer, and we were invited. I got the chance to drive the new M3 Competition, the M4 Competition, and the M850 Convertible. Wonderful event, and well orchestrated. (Still love the e92 M3 better.....the turbos don't inspire me in their power delivery vs NA)

It was a great experience, finding back roads, and filming my daughter (26 yrs old) doing her thing. I got a chance to do some doughnuts in the M4 competition...... When I figure out how to post pictures, I'll start.

I've realized that BMW people are a culture. I met so many multi generational BMW owners, young and old (like me. It was so cool....

I'm more affirmed than ever, that the e9X M engine is special, and fun fun fun...........
It will always be a special machine.

And it ages just like wine.
Appreciate 2
      07-23-2019, 08:10 PM   #32
bmwpower603
Lieutenant
189
Rep
480
Posts

Drives: E36 m3 coupe 08 e90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: New Hampshire

iTrader: (0)

2008 e90. 173k miles.

Maintained at bmw. Never abused. Never tracked. Rod bearings just done at 170k.

Hoping to make it to 250k
Appreciate 6
Dpc2u9162.00
wfdeacon881059.50
bradzx15.00
M3MPH1S572.50
      07-27-2019, 02:26 AM   #33
fivaxis
Private
42
Rep
86
Posts

Drives: 2017 M4 competition, 2010 M3
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Phoenix

iTrader: (0)

139k now, original bearings and 0w40

Iíve done throttle actuators, thermostat and new shocks. I need to do the valve cover gaskets next.


Appreciate 0
      07-28-2019, 02:34 PM   #34
anthonybp
New Member
Canada
33
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 200+K - 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwpower603 View Post
2008 e90. 173k miles.

Maintained at bmw. Never abused. Never tracked. Rod bearings just done at 170k.

Hoping to make it to 250k
173K miles? That's 278,000 Km. WOAH. WOW, and running well. Thats what I am excited to hear. Congratulations Bro.....That means, with appropriate maintenance, and the original German engineering, we can all expect the same I wonder if anyone has gone further than you.............and what they've done to keep it so.........
Appreciate 2
      07-28-2019, 03:10 PM   #35
bmwpower603
Lieutenant
189
Rep
480
Posts

Drives: E36 m3 coupe 08 e90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: New Hampshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by anthonybp View Post
173K miles? That's 278,000 Km. WOAH. WOW, and running well. Thats what I am excited to hear. Congratulations Bro.....That means, with appropriate maintenance, and the original German engineering, we can all expect the same I wonder if anyone has gone further than you.............and what they've done to keep it so.........
Thereís plenty of people out there with over 200k miles.

I would rather have my car at 170k knowing all maintenance has been done. Opposed to one with 99k a bunch of unknowns.

These are the last of true M engine internals. They should see 250-300k miles. I know Iím being presumptuous. But this engine is better compared to the e39 m5. And those go over 300k with all proper services.
Appreciate 4
wfdeacon881059.50
chocstraw334.00
M3MPH1S572.50
      07-28-2019, 03:52 PM   #36
Dpc2u
Major
Dpc2u's Avatar
No_Country
9162
Rep
1,029
Posts

Drives: E93 M3, E60 M5, F15 X5, E46
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Middle Tennessee

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fivaxis View Post
139k now, original bearings and 0w40

I’ve done throttle actuators, thermostat and new shocks. I need to do the valve cover gaskets next.


I thought our R/B's were only good for 50-100 miles?
__________________
E46, E60 M5, E93 M3, F15 X5

IG - @thebimmerhaus
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2019, 01:46 PM   #37
yyzron
New Member
3
Rep
7
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

I just dropped off the car for rod bearing change and plugs today, coincidentally also at 195k.

Last year did throttle body actuator and thermostat, plus full pads, rotors and sensors.
Appreciate 1
M3MPH1S572.50
      07-29-2019, 02:56 PM   #38
chocstraw
First Lieutenant
chocstraw's Avatar
334
Rep
343
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WAKman View Post

I've owned, raced, and tracked many many cars over the years (13 Porsches alone), and this is virtually my favorite car (though in a tie with my 1985 Porsche 911 hot rod). The M3 is an incredible machine, with an epic engine wrapped in such a graceful package.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GFerrara View Post
100k plus club checking in. Purchased my car last year in New Jersey with 103k miles, did about 6 track days on the east coast before setting out on a cross country adventure, been living in LA since and driving the car hard in the canyons and frequent track days. I've spent about 4500 on maintenance but car still feels tight and rips on the road course. About 120k miles now

Can any track guys confirm if the diff fatigue I'm feeling is real or imagined? The M Variable Diff seems to have a lot of complaints about being slow to lockup. I can still feel the rear end skating out a bit on hard shifts and acceleration, and can still steer the rear with throttle on track, but I am having a hard time believing it functioned this way from the factory.

Everything else feels like a low mileage 2013 that I'd been in: DCT, engine, suspension, etc
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2019, 03:19 PM   #39
DasboostF80
Private First Class
203
Rep
187
Posts

Drives: 2020 Toronto Red X3M Comp
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Wilmington, Nc

iTrader: (0)

Had my 08 E90 Melbourne red car for just over a year, bought with 99,650 miles on her. She currently sits with 105,450 and getting running strong. Recently got a alpine mss tune, cleaned the filter(macht schnell intake), did oil change and test results were good and then Macht Schnell race cat delete xpipe. Car is super strong now and I am in the process of ordering a new clutch as this car was bought with the intent to track so I want to sure a few things up. Previous owner did bearing at 98k so I have no doubt this car will go for much longer.
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2019, 07:53 PM   #40
Redd
Brigadier General
2533
Rep
3,217
Posts

Drives: 2010 BMW E92 M3 Dakar Edition
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Malaysia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chocstraw View Post
Can any track guys confirm if the diff fatigue I'm feeling is real or imagined? The M Variable Diff seems to have a lot of complaints about being slow to lockup. I can still feel the rear end skating out a bit on hard shifts and acceleration, and can still steer the rear with throttle on track, but I am having a hard time believing it functioned this way from the factory.

Everything else feels like a low mileage 2013 that I'd been in: DCT, engine, suspension, etc
The stock diff is a viscous diff, so yes, it does react a little bit more slowly than a clutch-type. Plus viscous diffs do wear over time. There's a very good diff thread somewhere in here with all the info you need.
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2019, 11:29 PM   #41
Richbot
Major General
2577
Rep
5,411
Posts

Drives: Jerez Black E90
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: STL

iTrader: (5)

Itís not a viscous diff. Itís a GKN viscolok

Clutch diff with viscous shear pump to initiate clutch lock

And no youíre probably not imagining things they do wear
Appreciate 0
      08-02-2019, 05:52 AM   #42
GotV8?
Captain
980
Rep
794
Posts

Drives: Jerez E92 M3 ZCP "12"
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: OHIO

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 E92 M3 ZCP  [0.00]
😎👍someday I want to join the 100k club!! Have another 20k to go, if time permits, my goal is to keep up with maintenance and see if we can make it to 250,000 miles!!!😜 before I turn 50 years old!!! So I have about 7 years to drive 170k more miles!!! Doable!!!👍
Appreciate 1
      08-09-2019, 02:13 PM   #43
pseto
Major General
pseto's Avatar
United_States
667
Rep
7,718
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 ZCP, F80 M3 ZCP- beater
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Rockville, MD

iTrader: (4)

115k miles on my DD and still loving the sound of this engine. Did RBs, throttle actuators, DCT fluid, and a bunch more maintenance (spark plugs next).

Curious to hear other's long term experience with DCT. Mine leaked in several places at 20k before BMW swapped in a replacement. Has been great ever since and I'd love to keep this car forever.
__________________
Paul Seto - BMW Car Club of America
President, National Capital Chapter (MD/DC/NoVA)
East Coast Governor, ///M Chapter

Become a BMW CCA member; Click HERE to join and use my member #339225 for a referral
Join our NCC Facebook Page
Appreciate 0
      08-16-2019, 06:40 PM   #44
M3MPH1S
Captain
M3MPH1S's Avatar
United_States
573
Rep
769
Posts

Drives: 2010 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (8)

2010 E92 here with 163k miles. oil test just now came back with high lead, so finally changing the bearings. ~33k miles/year under my ownership the past 3.5 years. 30 track days.

TAs were done at 133k
Appreciate 1
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST