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      01-06-2013, 03:56 PM   #67
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btw my cousin's E36 M3 went over 230k...it did cost a pretty penny to get it there....any car can go a great distance when cared for. One reason we don't often see high mileage BMWs is $0/$0/$0/$0....
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      01-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #68
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Sammk, here's the valve train at 100,000. No sludge back then, and no sludge now.

And this is a pic of my Wife's Z3 valve train in April 2012 when I did the gasket. The Z3 has BMW OCI's around 10,000 miles and he car sits quite a bit and gets driven once or twice a week at about 40 miles a trip.
Thanks! Both motors look great from the top (though the E9x is hard to tell)..

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I thought I was the only fanatic to maintain an Excel spreadsheet of the car's story. Until I met you.. I also track the calculated mileage each tankful and I've not missed one on both my cars. Sound familiar!?

Some day, when my car grows up, it'll be like yours..
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      01-07-2013, 06:10 AM   #72
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I thought I was the only fanatic to maintain an Excel spreadsheet of the car's story. Until I met you.. I also track the calculated mileage each tankful and I've not missed one on both my cars. Sound familiar!?

Some day, when my car grows up, it'll be like yours..
Quite! Now how about the bike? My 60,000 mile Valkyrie has a log book too. Sad isn't it?

Thanks to everyone for taking interest.

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Quite! Now how about the bike? My 60,000 mile Valkyrie has a log book too. Sad isn't it?

Thanks to everyone for taking interest.

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Valkyrie? That beast! You sure seem to like the I-6 engine layout! I'm sure the bike is in great shape with all your attention to detail. My Katana is not a serious bike like the Valkyrie, it's smaller and less powerful, it does have its own log book though..
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Quite! Now how about the bike? My 60,000 mile Valkyrie has a log book too. Sad isn't it?

Thanks to everyone for taking interest.

Peace.
Ok, ok, I also kept an excel sheet of my 118i for about 130,000km until I moved to the US. Good to know I'm not the only nerd. Could't be bothered about keeping an excel sheet of my E90 consumption after I calibrated the OBC such that the error is within 1%. I must say that I always track consumption there though although I know that it's never really a surprise. Not as easy (and quick) to keep up with the bike's consumption. Especially when traveling with a group or on holiday where there are only automatic prepay pumps... Compliments on your great work, though.
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What about brakes, just rotors and pads? If yes, how long did they go? Always factory parts?
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Thanks guys. If you read some of my posts you can get the whole story, but to just put it together...

The car is a 2006 325i with a manual trans. I ordered it in April 2006 with just the Sport Package, HIDs, and BlueTooth (BMW assist) and it was delivered mid-May 2006. I like a basic car that drives well and don't need all the luxury crap.

I hit a deer at 12,500 miles and had $4,500 of crash damage. I swapped to non-runflats on a non-staggered 8.5 x 18 wheel set up using high-performance all-season radials at 22,000 miles. At about 80,000 miles the A/C pump died (I attribute it to poor craftsmanship from the deer crash repair where I think they left the system open too long or allowed dirt to get in the system). The T-stat went at 135,000 miles and the waterpump at 150,000. I'm on my 7th set of tires - including the original set from the factory. The driver's seat foam wore out and the torso cover started to rip so I had the seat rebuilt with OEM parts at 167,000 about a year ago.

I replaced the suspension with OEM BMW sport suspension parts at 182,000 when the kit went on sale a few years ago (I stored the parts kit for a few years), and had the alignment checked and re-set. I replaced the thrust arms at that time with M3 parts (the front was starting to shutter upon braking). I did brakes at 75,000 and again at 185,000 miles.

All the other maintenance has been at BMW specified intervals and CBS intervals; i.e. plugs, trans, diff and coolant every 100,000 (I did mine around 75,000 just becuase that's when I had time for a full day of maintenance time). My OCI has averaged about 17,500 miles and my total inception-to-date MPG has been 27. I've kept records of every gas fillup. I always fill the tank full and usually at the same gas station (Shell) and pump.

My total cost of ownership to-date has been $76,500 (purchase, loan cost, fuel, and maintenance). Lastly, I should say that I have my own auto shop at home complete with a lift and air tools (just as a hobby), so I do almost all my own maintenance and repairs. I had a dealer repair the A/C since the car was not that old when it died and I didn't trust an independent to work on a fairly new E90. I didn't trust myself to do it since the A/C compressor is almost $1,000 and if you don't load it correctly with oil and Freon you can blow the pump right off the bat.

I have to say I just love this car, I drive it 160 miles a day round trip to work. I don't drive it much on the weekends. My commute is ideal; it's 40% back roads that I hammer all the time and 60% interstate (stop and go) and dual lane (easy cruising). The last 3 miles to my house is basically a race track with no traffic and the car usually is burning hot when I park it at night.

I have never intended to sell it. I use my cars up and replace them with new ones.

My last BMW was a 1989 E30 that I took to 250,000.
Vanos sensors?

Passenger seat airbag seat sensor?

Doorlock actuator?
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What about brakes, just rotors and pads? If yes, how long did they go? Always factory parts?
Always do oem pads and rotors.
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Vanos sensors?

Passenger seat airbag seat sensor?

Doorlock actuator?
Vanos solenoids - clean and swap every 60K
No air bag sensor
No doorlock issues
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Always do oem pads and rotors.
Good call.

When the times comes, I'm thinking of "upgrading" to 335i hardware (pads, rotors, calipers, etc).
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      01-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #84
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How much did you pay for the car new if you don't mind me asking. Just wondering how much of the 75k (your cost of ownership) was the car vs the amount money spent to maintain it?
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How much did you pay for the car new if you don't mind me asking. Just wondering how much of the 75k (your cost of ownership) was the car vs the amount money spent to maintain it?
Cost data thru 194,500 miles (I haven't updated my spreadsheet for a month or two:

Vehicle Cost ---- $39,554 purchase price plus loan cost
Maintenance --- $13,637 includes A/C repair of $2,400 and seat rebuild of $1K
Fuel Cost ------- $23,306
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Excellent!!

I am at 110k now and have every intention to keep on going until 200k. Pretty much like you, no major repairs so far just maintenance. I love my beast, even though it's a 328xi.

Unlike you, I have zero commute and drive for fun on the weekends. ( a lot of "up north" trips- Michiganders will understand)

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