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thekurgan 12-18-2012 06:59 AM

New Owner 08 E90M3
 
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Just introducing myself (again) ... was previously in an E86M and had a need for a back seat (older parent issues). Just some quick specs, still need to detail, but weather here has been counterproductive.

08 Alpinweiss/Schwartz


6MT
ZPP
ZTC
ZCW
19"
Enhanced Prem Sound
HD radio
Sat radio
Side/Rear shades
PDC (rear)
ipod/usb

Car was a one owner, 19k miles, babied, service history is as clean as the car itself.

Excuse dirty iPhone pic. Detail will happen hopefully this weekend.

NASA43 12-18-2012 07:18 AM

Congratulations. That is LOW mileage.

rotorheadbob 12-18-2012 05:06 PM

Congrats! You'll love yours as much as I love mine!

MMME30W 12-18-2012 05:38 PM

Lurvly. :bigpimp: 6MT FTW.

nhman 12-19-2012 03:19 AM

OP, congrats and welcome to the M3 forum. Looking at your picture, seems that you parked to avoid a potential door ding (on your left-side).

Rare, MT.

thekurgan 12-19-2012 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by nhman (Post 7259056)
OP, congrats and welcome to the M3 forum. Looking at your picture, seems that you parked to avoid a potential door ding (on your left-side).

Rare, MT.

Good catch ... there were kids in that car.

beden1 12-19-2012 06:56 AM

I really like the sedan. We have an '11.5. Enjoy! :thumbup:

thekurgan 12-19-2012 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by beden1 (Post 7259334)
I really like the sedan. We have an '11.5. Enjoy! :thumbup:

Good to see you, beden1. Sedan all the way.

IndyMike 12-19-2012 09:14 AM

Nice snag! :thumbup:

I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I actually like the look of the sedan more than the coupe.

How do you like the manual transmission?

Seems to be a common statement that the clutch is exceptionally light, and finding the gateways for gears 1 - 3 take a little getting used to, particularly in earlier models and on cold starts.

thekurgan 12-19-2012 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by IndyMike (Post 7259642)
Nice snag! :thumbup:

I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I actually like the look of the sedan more than the coupe.

How do you like the manual transmission?

Seems to be a common statement that the clutch is exceptionally light, and finding the gateways for gears 1 - 3 take a little getting used to, particularly in earlier models and on cold starts.

From what I've read about the clutch, there was a compression return spring changed sometime in 09, so my clutch feels just right to me. I've had to many BMW manual (ZF and Getrag) transmissions, I'm used to their feel. Gears 1->2 are separated by quite a distance ratio-wise, the rest are smooth; I like the ultimate control over gear choices that a manual provides.

IndyMike 12-19-2012 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by thekurgan (Post 7259707)
From what I've read about the clutch, there was a compression return spring changed sometime in 09, so my clutch feels just right to me. I've had to many BMW manual (ZF and Getrag) transmissions, I'm used to their feel. Gears 1->2 are separated by quite a distance ratio-wise, the rest are smooth; I like the ultimate control over gear choices that a manual provides.

Interesting. Figures that just my luck I happened to test an early '09 and found the clutch to be way too light and spongy feeling, plus the throws for each gear were virtually in their own zip code (slight exaggeration :) ).

Went from it to testing a 135 and found that kit to be the true sweet spot. Moderate resistance and throws fairly short and snappy. 1 M is even better in that capacity.

Best wishes for many miles and smiles in your AW beauty! :thumbup:

thekurgan 12-19-2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by IndyMike (Post 7259961)
Interesting. Figures that just my luck I happened to test an early '09 and found the clutch to be way too light and spongy feeling, plus the throws for each gear were virtually in their own zip code (slight exaggeration :) ).

Went from it to testing a 135 and found that kit to be the true sweet spot. Moderate resistance and throws fairly short and snappy. 1 M is even better in that capacity.

Best wishes for many miles and smiles in your AW beauty! :thumbup:

I think the 135, and most of the ZF trannies have smaller gears/cogs, so the throws are naturally shorter. The Getrags have always have a bit of a throw, but, for me, it's a perfect length. I do, however, hope Mason Engineering makes a replacement clutch pedal like they did for the past generations:

http://www.masonengineering.net/Subp...W_Products.htm

Jamerikan 12-19-2012 09:23 PM

Congrats. I too have the same color M3 sedan and love it. Sold my 07 911S for an 08 with 32,000 miles.

BikeGeek 12-20-2012 01:03 PM

Sweet ride!


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