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      01-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #48
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Drives: E90 & Z4 Coupe
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

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Originally Posted by sammk View Post
Good man..!

Congrats on keeping up the car so well, and nice write-up of the history. Hope it continues to drive well for as long as you own it..

It's good to know that the car has been by and large reliable.

And if you ever pull the valve cover at any point, would love to see the insides. I believe that the BMW OCI does a good job as long as you stick to the right oil and filter, and seeing pics of your head would be a good reaffirmation.

BTW, I betcha BMW would be willing to buy that car back for analysis and hook you up with an F30.. Single-owner car, clean history and regular maintenance on schedule..
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.
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Last edited by Efthreeoh; 01-06-2013 at 09:16 AM.