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Old 01-17-2013, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwdanapoint View Post
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.

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Originally Posted by Fast Bob View Post
Holy CRAP !

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
CCV 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!

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