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Old 08-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Bought a 2001 320i?

Bought a 2001 320i, the car looks very clean and drives good (124K). New to the bimmer game, what do you guys think and any comments or suggestions?
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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nice 318 of the e46 world? lol congrats.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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Take some pix! What do you need suggestions for-- maintenance or upgrades or?
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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Supercharger bro and some nos bro and lets go to millies tear some peeps up bro
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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Get it inspected by a local bmw garage.

Coommon issues

valve cover gasket
ccv
intake elbows/bellows
boots
and so on are to be expected eventually.

And change the damn oil every 12000 or so NOT the bmw recommended service interval.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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12000kms????!!!! ... Every 5000kms regardless of what car
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:06 PM   #7
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There's much in depth oil research saying that changing every 5k is a waste ... I think that's what he's referring to

I've heard numbers like 8k for Dino oil and 15 for synthetic being fine
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #8
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Thats good i guess however i prefer my oil not coming out pitch black... I'll continue wasting my money every 5k
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:57 PM   #9
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BMW recommends something like once a year or 25K, when using the proper synthetic oils. I do mine 10-11K...
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #10
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What are some common problems and how should i maintain it?
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