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      11-06-2013, 09:10 AM   #287
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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.
Hello. Love the story. That's love man!

I like to have a lift at home also, would you mind sharing your setup at home (especially the lift)? Would you kindly post up pics? thanks
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      11-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #288
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Thought it was going to be a 335 :/. Thats great though, good luck with the next 100k.
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      11-06-2013, 01:56 PM   #289
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Congrats on the mileage! Im currently at 92k miles on my 335i and with as much money as I sunk into it to get everything running perfect...I hope to keep it to atleast the 200k mile stone
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      11-06-2013, 02:39 PM   #290
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was just going to say. We would never see this in a 335. You would go through 4 set of turbo's 6 fuel pumps and at least 4 carbon build up removal and a hole in your wallet so deep you can almost f#$%# it.
LMAO this made me laugh my ass off.

Great news, I plan to keep this car as long as possible ( only at 53,xxx) and grabbing a e92 335 in the coming years
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      11-06-2013, 02:41 PM   #291
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This guy has 212k miles on his 2007 335i. Given, he is looking for a new car as his 335i is on its last legs:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=904944
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      11-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #292
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Hello. Love the story. That's love man!

I like to have a lift at home also, would you mind sharing your setup at home (especially the lift)? Would you kindly post up pics? thanks
I'll dig up some pics later for you. But basically I built a 30 x 26 pole building, which is a barn-style building with a concrete floor and the main service area is 18 x 26 where the lift is. The other side is 12 x 26. Above the 18 x 26 space is a loft. I got the plans off the internet for $45. The plans are ASA-certified plans and should pass most county building codes. The lift requires a 12-foot ceiling height, so I had to modifiy the plans and we made the ceiling 14 foot inside the 18 x 26 shop area. The floor is a minimum 9" everywhere but about 15" thick under the lift (just to be safe). The lift really only requires a minimum of 4" of high-pressure concrete. The roof of the barn is steel and the siding is 1/2 OSB covered with HardyPlank concrete siding.

Inside I have a Rotary SPO-A10, which is an asymetrical 2-post lift with a 10,000 pound capacity. It is one of the most popular commerical lifts on the market. It cost $3,500 installed in December 2004. I have a Ingersol-Rand SL55 air compressor. The shop is heated with a 65,000 BTU Hot Dawg shop heater that hangs from the ceiling in the corner and with a 100 gallon propane tank for the fuel source.

Thanks for asking. Once you have a lift, you never go back to crawling under a car. Hell, I even lift them just to wax the doors.
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      12-15-2013, 06:36 AM   #293
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good write up. Good to see ! just goes to show, if you take care of the car right with correct service intervals and recommended oils... they will last a long time.

I've got a bit of a thing for high milage BMW's... don't ask why.

My E90 is currently on 94,000. My goal is to get it to at least 150,000 and then keep the miles climbing until I run it into the ground.

Congratulations on the 200,000 milestone.
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      12-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #294
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I'll dig up some pics later for you.
I only read page one and this was my question too In for pics! Sounds like a fantastic shop and coach house.
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      01-20-2014, 07:25 PM   #295
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What's current reading? I guess should be around 230,000 by now...
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      01-20-2014, 09:19 PM   #296
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What's current reading? I guess should be around 230,000 by now...
238,200 miles as of my fill up tonight on the way home.
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      01-20-2014, 09:20 PM   #297
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I only read page one and this was my question too In for pics! Sounds like a fantastic shop and coach house.
Well here's one from 2006 sometime I guess.
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WOW. Looking forward to the 200,000 mark. I have a long way to go sitting at 50,000. I truly enjoy my E90.
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      01-31-2014, 01:16 PM   #299
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I have an 08' 335xi with 75,000 and I want to get to 200,000. Why are so many people saying that is a foolish goal!? My BMW mechanic says these forums are great for learning but full of fear mongering and as long as I don't mod up the car and drive like a 17 yrs old I should have every reason to see 200k.
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Can't believe it took 14 pages of posts to get a picture - and a really old one at that! Congrats on the milestone, but it should be a requirement that all 200k-Club announcements begin with pics of the car!

I've owned a couple of 200K-Club cars over the years. Here's one. The other was a '77 320i, which I'll have to go find the pic offline somewhere.
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Thought it was going to be a 335 :/. Thats great though, good luck with the next 100k.
there was one earlier this month that it that.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=935010
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      01-31-2014, 10:20 PM   #303
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Well check out this post for a little tidbit of information once you hit 200,000:

I discovered this little software programming gem by our beloved BMW AG at 225K this past August.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=926864
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      02-01-2014, 07:43 AM   #304
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Can't believe it took 14 pages of posts to get a picture - and a really old one at that! Congrats on the milestone, but it should be a requirement that all 200k-Club announcements begin with pics of the car!

I've owned a couple of 200K-Club cars over the years. Here's one. The other was a '77 320i, which I'll have to go find the pic offline somewhere.
I'm not sure what a picture would tell you. It looks like a black 2006 E90 with replica CSLs and it's usually dirty as crap anyway. The pic I posted up above was a picture of my shop that someone requested, not the car.

Here's the latest pic I think I have from August 2013. I was replacing the oil sensor...
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Man that is an awesome lift. I wish I had room for something like that. Loved the old Honda scrambler. That would be nice restoration project.
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I am in love with my 08' 335xi ... I have every intention of getting her to 200,000 and this thread is making my month! (needed love since also a Bronco fan since 1984)
Should I start changing oil at 5k rather than the recommended 17K?
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I am in love with my 08' 335xi ... I have every intention of getting her to 200,000 and this thread is making my month! (needed love since also a Bronco fan since 1984)
Should I start changing oil at 5k rather than the recommended 17K?
No. The car knows and BMW engineers know how to program the oil change intervals.
Sometimes you have to trust the guys who designed the cars.
If you track your car, that's a different story altogether.
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No. The car knows and BMW engineers know how to program the oil change intervals.
Sometimes you have to trust the guys who designed the cars.
If you track your car, that's a different story altogether.
Right ... Trust the engineers ... good advice
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