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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 07-24-2019, 11:24 PM   #21
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Welp, we mark one year and 15,000 miles. What can I say - largely uneventful but that's what makes it noteworthy. I've topped off the oil about three times, but have topped off the coolant more times then I care to share (honestly about 5 times). I don't get a low coolant light which is most concerning. It seems that the automatic transmission cooler is what is leaking, along with the drain plug O-ring. I'm replacing that tomorrow.

I fixed my oil leak, which was self induced. I replaced the valve cover gasket, and according to my friend that helped me, I did such a poor job that the VCG is most likely why I've had to top off my oil so often.

While I was in there, I also did my spark plugs. I have my fuel filter on standby as maintenance, and I'm waiting on the O2 pilot mod because if I'm not drinking oil, I don't want to put unnecessary pressure on the piston rings.

On the flip side, I grabbed my CSL wheels from the 328...they're rough. There is also a bunch of erm...clutch hydraulics around these days...
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:27 PM   #22
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I also want to share that my mom has officially joined the BMW family and I can't wait to share her ride once we do a photo shoot.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:39 PM   #23
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I also want to share that my mom has officially joined the BMW family and I can't wait to share her ride once we do a photo shoot.
Excellent! My parents picked up a G20 back in March. Dad is in love with it. I don't care for it as much as my E46 but I do have to admit, it's very nice. They've stepped up their game from the F30. Did your mom get a new, or a used BMW?

Good to hear about the oil, btw. Even with the oil leak, 1 quart per 5,000 miles is impressive. I wish I could go that long without burning oil, and I've been running O2Pilot for almost 3 years. Of course, I believe I also have a small, self-inflicted VCG leak and a small OFHG leak.

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Old 07-26-2019, 12:30 AM   #24
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Very cool! She grabbed a CPO, it's the way to go in my opinion. I'm not ready to reveal which, but I will this weekend on a fun trip we're taking.

I agree that I was lucky with my rate that I leaked oil, but I also believe it may go away completely given my sh*tty job on the VCG
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