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fr0ggerrr 03-13-2011 05:42 PM

New & proud e46 owner [My project]
 
Hello all,

I just came back from deployment in Afghanistan, and i needed a new daily driver. I ended up finding this little gem for just over 9k USD: 2004 325xi All options, and in excellent condition. Here is the stock car, right out of the dealership:

http://i.imgur.com/Oap45l.jpg

I am planning on dropping around 4-5k USD on this little guy. I will be doing a full tune-up this week, is there anything in particular that I need to be looking out for?

Out

tesko.pk 03-13-2011 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fr0ggerrr (Post 12917879)
I am planning on dropping around 4-5k USD on this little guy. I will be doing a full tune-up this week, is there anything in particular that I need to be looking out for?

Out

Spark plugs, oil change & oil filter, fuel filter, air filter (or a new cold air intake), cabin air filter, wiper blades.
Depending on mileage, look at replacing the entire cooling system, they're a weak point on these cars. Check the function of all your power windows, if you here any snapping/crunching noises, or if they move quite slowly, you'll need to replace the regulator(s).
XI's have some known issues, check out the XI Subforum for more info, I'm no expert. If you plan on modifying the suspension be aware that MOST parts won't work on an XI, unless they state they do.

Nice ride, enjoy it!

Wisco123 03-13-2011 11:07 PM

Good idea ping with a BMW sir

Thanks for serving!

fr0ggerrr 03-14-2011 04:30 AM

Hey thanks for the pointers, yes the regulators already wend down, i'm in the process of fixing these. Look for my thread on the e46 xi subforums


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