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Old 04-08-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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New Owner 03 330ci

Been searching around on the forums and thought i would introduce myself. First time BMW owner-needed a commuter that was fun to drive.

Have an 03 330ci silver in color. 110k miles and great service records until the previous owner got ahold of it 15k miles of neglect that im going to enjoy fixing!

Pre-purchase inspection showed
Needs intake boots upper/lower
Valve Cover gasket leaking
Oil Filter Housing leaking
Radiator Leaking at top, expansion tank looks good
Oil separater is leaking
and the drive belts are worn

shop that did pre-service inspection was also the shop that did all the maintenance on it for the original owner-said it was in great shape other than the maintenance items that needed to be taken care of. Nothing worried me and was able to get it at a great price for my area.

Excited to get my hands dirty and follow a few DIY's on here, but i'll also let the shop deal with some of it as well.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #4
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thanks for the welcome guys! All the maintenance has been brought up to date-and some new shiny things are on their way-like a set of ST coilovers going to go ahead and do a front suspension refresh while i have things apart, should be in great shape within the next few months. The DIY's and knowledge on this forum has been incredibly valuable thus far.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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Well post pics of your car!
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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Well i snapped a picture today while i was at the office. This is after a full detail, wax is DODO juice Light Fantastic-one of my favorites for silver metallic or white pearl paint. Still need to set final ride height for the ST's as well. And its just a basic iphone pic so dont judge too harsh

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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