Thread: 2007 335ix 6MT
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      05-13-2019, 10:07 AM   #1
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Drives: E92 335is, 6MT
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2007 335ix 6MT

I'm in the market for a new daily and looked at a 2007 E90 335ix 6MT this weekend, the car is 100% stock and is pretty base with just heated seats and xenon/adaptive headlights. Car has 100k miles but the CarFax doesn't list a single maintenance service, not even an oil change. The current seller has the original window sticker, but not a single service record from the 100k miles.

2007 was the first year of the N54 and we all know the issues that came with the early N54s; HPFP, injectors, turbos, water pump, various gaskets, etc. The car is a 2 owner, and the first owner owned the thing for the first 90k miles. I test drove the car – it ran beautifully and idled steady, no WG rattle, strange noises or visible oil leaks. The car shows two recent maintenance inspections, one at BMW of Warwick and another at South Shore BMW in MA.

I’m so perplexed by the lack of service history, what are your guys’ thoughts on this? What options do I have to learn more about this car's history? I’m thinking the original owner was a BMW master tech and self-serviced the car its whole life, but this might just be wishful thinking.

2011 E92 335is, Space Grey/Coral Red, 6MT.
Mod list for diagnostic purposes: JB4+MHD BEF, 17psi. BMS DCI, VRSF 7" Street FMIC, VRSF CP, VRSF DPs. NGK plugs gapped 0.022", Delphi S55 coils. 93 octane unless noted otherwise.

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