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Old 02-29-2016, 11:12 AM
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Hi everyone im new to this forumn. Reason im here is because im going to purchase a 2008 e92 335i from an owner. Only thing wrong is that he suspects a leaky fuel injector in cylinder 3 because of a dark spark plug when he changed them and a small rough idle on occasional cold starts. He also says there is small seepage coming from a valve cover. Owner claims it doesnt loose any oil but he can see slight seepage. Im from fresno and wondering if anyone knows of a reasonable mechanic to fix these issues or if i can pay anyone that knows how to fix these issues lol. Ive never owned a bmw this would be my first coming over from mercedes but after driving a n e92 335i i dont think i can go back. Lol would anyone be willing to help?
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:53 AM
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Vcg is an expensive fix, put back about 800-1000 dollars!
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:45 PM
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yeah aww idk i think i might shy away its a really beautiful car black coupe with saddle brown interior sport package nav super clean but those are the only issues :/ and yea would the car be driveable while i saved money?
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Old 02-29-2016, 03:12 PM
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yeah aww idk i think i might shy away its a really beautiful car black coupe with saddle brown interior sport package nav super clean but those are the only issues :/ and yea would the car be driveable while i saved money?
Yes. VCG is valve cover gasket, it's most likely where the owner is seeing oil seepage. You can go without replacing the gasket as long as you want, as long as you keep an eye on the oil level. My brother, when we were kids, had a Jeep with a cracked block. He drove it for 2 years, but it cost him a quart of oil every couple of weeks.

Call up an independent shop and ask about a prepurchase inspection, and have it checked out.
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