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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:47 AM
mhiggi02 mhiggi02 is offline
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Hi gang. I'm glad to be back on bimmerfest (I used to own a 2003 325i). Just before New Year's I got an absolutely stupid good deal on an 08 128i Vert CPO and couldn't be happier (details below). I bought it from an Audi dealership who didn't know it was a CPO car and also didn't know it had many of the features and packages that it has (i.e. comfort access, performance and sport package, etc.).

My local BMW dealer has been absolutely awesome. I have 110 miles left on the 4yr/50k warranty so they have my car now and I have a loaner. They are taking care of the following for me: new wiper blades, new battery in key fob, replace gear shift handle (there was some wrinkling of the surface) and new front and rear brakes (the service rep told me that I heard them "squeaking") even though the BC doesn't say I'm ready for brakes for another 7.5k miles!

I'll post up a few pics when I get my car back. Looking forward to learning, being entertained, and contributing here.

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iPod and USB adapter
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Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:39 PM
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Your car is well equiped and sounds awesome...
Dealer appears to be awesome.

The warranty perfomance of both dealer and manufacturer is great.

My 08 vert is in for cracked third break light lens, convertible top replacement, lifter replacement, and replacement wheel center caps.

The top and third break light issues are quite common.

You will want to inspect these in the next few miles!

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Old 01-07-2012, 05:45 PM
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Your car is well equiped and sounds awesome...
Dealer appears to be awesome.

The warranty perfomance of both dealer and manufacturer is great.

My 08 vert is in for cracked third break light lens, convertible top replacement, lifter replacement, and replacement wheel center caps.

The top and third break light issues are quite common.

You will want to inspect these in the next few miles!
Thanks, I appreciate it! Can you tell me what went wrong with the top and lifter?
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:34 AM
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The lifter issue is apparently the cause of a "ticking" noise that sometimes occurs when the car is driven on short "errand" type trips. If I drive the car less than a mile then drive it again after cooling the car motor would sometimes "tick".

The top issue is a rubbing against the frame while down. There was a TSB issued for this and I believe it was corrected later in model year.

I would ask the dealer for the complete service history based on the vin. They would know if any or all of the issues were addressed in the past

Both are common addressable issues.

Here is a good page to review the known issues;

http://www.edmunds.com/car-maintenance/guide-page.html

( edmunds car site ->car-maintenance -> guide-page.htnl ) in case the link is removed.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:37 AM
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Can you tell me what went wrong with the ... lifter?
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The lifter issue is apparently the cause of a "ticking" noise that sometimes occurs when the car is driven on short "errand" type trips. If I drive the car less than a mile then drive it again after cooling the car motor would sometimes "tick"...
Here's a thread on the E83 X3 forum with an imbedded video that provides a pretty representative audio demonstration of the lifter 'tick.'

It seems to be a relatively common thing with recent versions ('06-'08) of the BMW inline six, regardless of the platform in which it's installed; I had to have the lifters on my X3 replaced under warranty as well. BMW has apparently engineered some corrective measures into the replacement parts, and engines starting with roughly the 2009 model year had these improvements incorporated from the start.

Congrats on the new wheels! I've always liked the 1-Series!
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:47 AM
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Thank you both - very helpful!! I just emailed the TSB's and recalls to my SA since it's still in service getting the other things taken care of.

Really, thank you!
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