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Old 07-11-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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My Ride: 04 M3 CV Mystic Blue
10th Year anniversary!

Bought it 7/10/2001 with 10 miles on it. Now....


Few minor issues, but the engine & (auto) tranny are still going strong.
Quick review of things I had to do:
cooling system (exp tank) x 3
brakes/rotors x 5
CAB x 2
passenger window regulator
windshield x 3
batteries x 2
Vanos replacement $2000 ouch. I messed up during the fix so dealer got involved.
oil/filter twice a year for 10 years
O2 pre-cat sensors
power steering reservoir & pump
spark plugs every 60k

I replaced the tranny oil at about 150k miles and it's still good. Planning to do another one at 200k miles.
Never took the car in for inspections after warranty expired.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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Great work. Please update this thread with more detailed history of your car so people can see the long term maintainence.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:40 AM   #3
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Hi. Why did you have to replace the expansion tank three times?
What about the other parts of th cooling system?
At what mileage did the power steering go out?
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:01 AM   #4
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Congrats man! I'm coming up on 170k and have much the same maintenance as you, except only one brake job and no rotors. Hmm. I think I know what I'm doing this summer...

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Old 07-12-2011, 01:14 AM   #5
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Windshield x3?!

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Old 07-12-2011, 01:16 AM   #6
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I'm going out on a limb and saying rocks/stuff hit it and cracked it... call me crazy.
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