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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:43 PM
Charlee01 Charlee01 is offline
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Pre purchase inspection 2009 M3 coupe

Hey ya'll, just have a question about performing a pre purchase inspection on a 2009 M 3 coupe', my question is what all do they check? and maybe a better question is what all should they check? I have talked to several shops and prices ranged as low as $45.00 and as high as $300. That included a cylinder compression check. A bmw dealer wants 240.00 , So I'm at a lose for which way to go, maybe not the low and not the high? the M3 has low miles, under 30k, and has an extended warranty to 75k miles. I'd sure like to know your thoughts. Thanks charlee01
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:48 AM
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Hey ya'll, just have a question about performing a pre purchase inspection on a 2009 M 3 coupe', my question is what all do they check? and maybe a better question is what all should they check? I have talked to several shops and prices ranged as low as $45.00 and as high as $300. That included a cylinder compression check. A bmw dealer wants 240.00 , So I'm at a lose for which way to go, maybe not the low and not the high? the M3 has low miles, under 30k, and has an extended warranty to 75k miles. I'd sure like to know your thoughts. Thanks charlee01
To me the really non-trivial item would be the compression check, because it will give you a hint about lingering problems such as excessive oil consumption and the like. Most of the other stuff is straightforward and would be covered by your warranty if it failed anyways, but if you end up with a car that drinks oil you might have a long struggle with BMW on your hands (they officially allow more than a quart of oil per 1000 miles for the high-performance M3...). So, if you can get that done within budget you should go for it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:55 AM
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I agree with your approach. However, you may also want to look at a Indy shop http://www.bimmershops.com/.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:39 PM
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thanks for your help on this, looks like a compression check is a must do item. One more question, this same M3 is advertised as having been fitted with Dinan exhaust, intake, gear pulley and computer. Are there any long term issues on the life and wear of the engine with use of these additions to the engine? Guess im asking how these additions to the engine will impact the life of the engine or components after 50K or 4 years. In talking to Dinan today, I was told that Dinan will honor a warranty issue if it is determined that the Dinan product ( which ever it may be) caused something else to fail up to 50K or 4 years which ever comes first. There is no extended warranty through Dinan available after the initial warranty period. hope my question makes sense. thanks for helping. Charlee01
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:03 AM
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I don't know anything about mods, though certainly Dinan seems to have a good reputation from what I read on these boards.

I think it's commonsense to expect that a modded used car will have seen more performance driving compared to a non-modded car. The M3s are built for performance, of course, but that does imply more wear on everything, so more maintenance is also required. So I would suggest looking closely at the maintenance records to see how this was done over the life of the car so far.
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