01-17-2013, 09:49 AM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Join Date: Apr 2006
Mein Auto: ist schnell! (03 330i SC)
Originally Posted by bmwdanapoint
Bought my first Bimmer on 01/12/13. Anything I should know?
I just bought a 1999 BMW 328i, 126k miles. I am the 9th owner.
Dana Point Juan
Nice fix Bob. You even took the OP on that one!
if nothing's major wrong with it you bought a great car!
my biggest worry on your car would be subframe.
then figure out if the following have been addressed (see wiki for more info):
cooling system refresh
control arm bushings refresh
pre-cat O2 sensor refresh
new fuel filter
fresh fluid in :
TM, Diff, P steering, brakes
Vanos piston seals refresh(with fresh vanos and valve cover gaskets)
and just know that lots of other little things will need attention as parts fail/wear on a car this age. if you DIY at all, it will be a labor of love. these cars are fairly easy to work on and this site has great info. and members to help you.
Welcome to the Fest!
Last edited by ahull; 01-17-2013 at 09:51 AM.