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Old 02-20-2013, 07:32 AM
nc_bmw nc_bmw is offline
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BMW N52 Aluminum bolt issue

I am seriously considering the purchase of a 2007 Z4 3.0si manual. I am also seriously reconsidering based on the issue outlined here:


My understanding is the issue was fully resolved in 2007-later, however the local indy mechanic is suggested avoiding anything earlier than 2008. Has anyone seen this issue on a 2007 N52 (or later for that matter)?_a_
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:42 PM
rsutoratosu rsutoratosu is offline
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according to this, up to 06 n52
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:26 PM
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Forget about the what if's. You'll be missing out on a wonderful great driving roadster. mid-60s forecasted here this weekend. I'm counting the minutes...

2007 3.0si w/Sport Pkg, Navi, Leather, Strut brace, garage door opener and delete airbag warnings on sun visors
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:25 PM
impreza276 impreza276 is offline
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If you are afraid of mechanical problems then don't buy a Bimmer, buy a Corolla instead. No two ways about it.

You may be lucky and get an angel of a car, or find your self with a few thousands worth of maintenance issues. A good CPO or warranty may help, or you could opt for the Scion FR-S convertible that has just been shown at Geneva.
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