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Old 04-15-2013, 10:49 AM
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just purchased used 2007 335i convert

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My wife and i just purchsed a used 2007 335i convert with 47k miles the dealer didn't have any service records so we are looking a potential laundry list of items that shoudl be looked at, are there any items that i may be missing? Any help would be great.

1. Spark Plug Service light, I assume the spark plugs have never been changed
2. Brake fluid flush?
3. Coolant System flush?
4. Automatic Trans flush?
5. Rear Differential
6. Cabin Air filter
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:01 PM
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:01 PM
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Hello all-
My wife and i just purchsed a used 2007 335i convert with 47k miles the dealer didn't have any service records so we are looking a potential laundry list of items that shoudl be looked at, are there any items that i may be missing? Any help would be great.

1. Spark Plug Service light, I assume the spark plugs have never been changed
2. Brake fluid flush?
3. Coolant System flush?
4. Automatic Trans flush?
5. Rear Differential
6. Cabin Air filter

NO service records? You checked a genuine BMW dealer?

If really no records, you should find the fish that's creating that smell around your car!
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:05 PM
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nothing besides the standard oil changes and vehicle checks
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:54 PM
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You have a complex retractable hardtop. I would strongly suggest putting a suitable rubber treatment like Gummi Pfledge on all seals. I would also suggest lubricating all hinge points for the top as well. See the sticky on perserving your top at the beginning of this section. Also at 47K miles I would do a drain of the AFT in this case LifeGuard 6 or Mercon SP and refill.
Mercon SP can be sourced at O'Reilly's and the LG6 at this location for the best price (that I know of anyway)
http://www.thectsc.com/index.php?p=p...id=10&parent=0

Yes I would guess plugs need replaced and a good idea to do the coolant flush and diff change as well as a brake flush.
I am sure you are aware that intake valves will need cleaned and that the water pump will fail most likely in the next 20K miles or so. I keep a new water pump and tstat in my trunk just in case as I have 58K miles.

Welcome from one vert driver to another...
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:16 PM
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Nice car. The only other thing I can think of is the serpentine belt, but I don't think they recommend changing that until 60K. I understand that some early e90s had issues with the belt rubbing and breaking prematurely so it might be a good idea to inspect it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:15 PM
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My car is a 3/2007 build date and never had any issue with the serp belt but that might be just luck.
Great car by the way looks excellent...
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