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Old 09-12-2010, 06:07 PM   #58
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Boston
Posts: 20
My Ride: 325xit
I have a 2002 325xit, 5 speed, bought new. New England driving and now at 110k. Mostly, I've had to deal with the normal wear and tear maintenance items. I've been very happy with the car except for some annoyances. The CV outer boots keep splitting or getting punctured. After about 4 yrs had to replace both rear springs. Did the Final Stage resistor thing and thermostat. The moonroof shade needed the slider clips replaced and it may be time to do that again. At 100k, replaced spark plugs and this totally corrected a mild low rpm/speed stumble that had developed. Recently had to do the rear shocks. A couple of weeks ago the lower spring perch on the front right strut assembly failed due to rust. Broke the pinch bolt trying to replace the strut and its been a nightmare to deal with in my home garage. (Terrible design for such a critical bolt.) Almost all equipment is as original in the car, but dealing with the front strut has me wondering if I'm in for some expensive fixes.
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