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I figured I'd make a thread for my new ride.

Was looking for a low mileage 535i here in Dallas. Took a bit, since most cars in my price range were 90K+ miles.

Found a 2008 535i with 51k miles at a local dealer. Paid 16k for it.

2 owner car. Sport Package, Navigation, HD radio, Premium Package.

Paint is good, but it does have a few small dings and some paint damage to the front bumper. Since I will most likely get a M-tech bumper it doesn't really matter. Interior was perfect.

Had to do some basic maintenance since maintenance history was unknown.

1. Motorized Sunshade broken, dealer I bought it from got me the entire assembly, but i had to install it. What a pain in the ass, had to remove rear seats and all the trim and the rear shelf. 4 hours total. Works now.
2. Amsoil 5w40 european formula oil change, since I didn't know when last oil change was done
3. New air filter, new cabin filters, new spark plugs.
4. Replaced Low pressure fuel sensor, had a code for it
5. Walnut Blasting - Bought the wand attachement and did it myself.
6. Headlights polished due to them being hazy, replaced the headlight rubber trim because it was sticky and falling apart.
7. MHD tune after walnut blasting, for some free horsepower, running 16psi boost, will need intercooler soon to keep IAT's in check.

Still need to replace passenger mirror, since when I unfold it it goes past normal position and I can't adjust it back. Locating pins seem to be worn out.
Got new downpipes with no cats, waiting to be installed. Need also new floor mats.

Ordered new Bavsound front speakers, to get better sound, since the basic hifi setup sounds awful. Next will be a Helix Match P82DSP amp with technic harness.

CiC retrofit later this year.

Did some Coding also, deleted seatbelt chime and navigation warning. Unlock doors on key removal. Got ISTA/D running on my laptop and also Icarly and MHD on my phone for on the road.

Some more performance parts on the horizon.

Here are some pics from the dealership before I picked it up.







 

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Congrats MHD is the way to go, i would look into FMIC more than the Dp's, keep us up to date
 

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I figured I'd make a thread for my new ride.

Was looking for a low mileage 535i here in Dallas. Took a bit, since most cars in my price range were 90K+ miles.

Found a 2008 535i with 51k miles at a local dealer. Paid 16k for it.

2 owner car. Sport Package, Navigation, HD radio, Premium Package.

Paint is good, but it does have a few small dings and some paint damage to the front bumper. Since I will most likely get a M-tech bumper it doesn't really matter. Interior was perfect.

Had to do some basic maintenance since maintenance history was unknown.

1. Motorized Sunshade broken, dealer I bought it from got me the entire assembly, but i had to install it. What a pain in the ass, had to remove rear seats and all the trim and the rear shelf. 4 hours total. Works now.
2. Amsoil 5w40 european formula oil change, since I didn't know when last oil change was done
3. New air filter, new cabin filters, new spark plugs.
4. Replaced Low pressure fuel sensor, had a code for it
5. Walnut Blasting - Bought the wand attachement and did it myself.
6. Headlights polished due to them being hazy, replaced the headlight rubber trim because it was sticky and falling apart.
7. MHD tune after walnut blasting, for some free horsepower, running 16psi boost, will need intercooler soon to keep IAT's in check.

Still need to replace passenger mirror, since when I unfold it it goes past normal position and I can't adjust it back. Locating pins seem to be worn out.
Got new downpipes with no cats, waiting to be installed. Need also new floor mats.

Ordered new Bavsound front speakers, to get better sound, since the basic hifi setup sounds awful. Next will be a Helix Match P82DSP amp with technic harness.

CiC retrofit later this year.

Did some Coding also, deleted seatbelt chime and navigation warning. Unlock doors on key removal. Got ISTA/D running on my laptop and also Icarly and MHD on my phone for on the road.

Some more performance parts on the horizon.

Here are some pics from the dealership before I picked it up.







I think you did great. I really debated doing what you did, or getting what I got, which was a newer one with the CPO still well in force. At the end of the day I would have probably been ahead in $$ doiong what you did, but I found the car with what I wanted on it, and bought it.
 

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Got alignment done today and wasn't too happy. The front right is at -1.2 and can't be adjusted into spec. Spec is max -0.8, not a huge deviation, but still something is off. Not sure if the strut is bent or control arm or spindle itself. Anyone with a similar issue?
 
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