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Old 10th July 2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Highest Mileage E9x M3?

Plenty of threads on low mileage examples. Mine is just under 50k at the moment but saw an E92 for sale earlier with 138k on the clock.

Anyone better that and still going strong?
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Old 10th July 2018, 12:19 PM   #2
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Aren't there a few in the US with 200k+
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Old 10th July 2018, 12:23 PM   #3
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138k is good going!!

A friend of mine has a 2007 with ~93k on it.. as far as I know, he hasn't had any rod bearing issues and it's used as his daily with some fairly quick weekend/evening hooning too. Well cared for car, serviced on time, run on good fuel, warmed up properly etc.
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Old 10th July 2018, 02:35 PM   #4
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My June 2008 E93 is currently at 92K and I have enjoyed putting every single mile on it!

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I'm not at 130k+, but mine will turn 102k on the drive home tonight
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Old 10th July 2018, 06:32 PM   #6
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125k on mine and it gets driven hard on track a lot.
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Thinking of selling Neil?
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I saw a frozen black with over 150k on a while back. One owner car, and no horror stories.
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I worked on a members car about two years ago with 187k miles on it. Apart from a pair of actuators it had been fault free from new. It must be on over 200k miles now.
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....and plenty more here.... https://www.m3post.com/forums/showth...682601&page=55
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These mileage threads make me laugh. What do you think happens when they hit 100k?

All the wheels fall off the engine explodes?!

Modern cars should all be good for 200k without major issue IMO.
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No chance, mate. Thoroughly enjoying ownership. Was a little dubious prior to buying but the looks, noise, practicality and overall sense of awe is hard to replicate with any other car, IMO.

Just buying more bits and pieces now, but purely cosmetic, due to warranty.
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I recall there was a UK e92 M3 on ebay a few months ago with 197k, it was mentioned on the forum and someone calculated the rough fuel costs LOL
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I saw a frozen black with over 150k on a while back. One owner car, and no horror stories.
Well, I'm Frozen Grey, 130k..and no horror stories. Original Actuators, Brake Discs and yes, Rod bearings

(I've done 107k of that total too)
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Well, I'm Frozen Grey, 130k..and no horror stories. Original Actuators, Brake Discs and yes, Rod bearings

(I've done 107k of that total too)
Impressive and bodes well.
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Well, I'm Frozen Grey, 130k..and no horror stories. Original Actuators, Brake Discs and yes, Rod bearings

(I've done 107k of that total too)
Very nice!! Would mind sharing your driving habits?

Do you have a particular warm up method?
Typical drive time? ie no short runs etc?
Service intervals?
Any track days?
Do you drive it hard? Often high in the rev range etc?
Any particular oil type you insist on?
Anything else of note?
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Old 11th July 2018, 01:42 PM   #17
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Mines on 93k. Had one of the actuators changed in 2014 but other than that it's going very well. No rod bearings done either.

No track days by me in this one but can't speak for previous owners....

I bought it on 80k with a mixture of main dealer and specialist history. There was a stamp missing in the book but they provided the main dealer invoice for it so I was happy with that.

It's nice that there's a thread that opposes the rod bearing fans who like to get them done at 50k. Just goes to show that these cars will go on and on if they're looked after right.
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Old 11th July 2018, 05:35 PM   #18
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Mine is on 73,000 miles I know it's not that high on a 58 plate but just driven to the Classic Le Mans and back and we weren't hanging around if you know what I mean, didn't miss a beat.
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Old 12th July 2018, 08:56 AM   #19
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Very nice!! Would mind sharing your driving habits?

Do you have a particular warm up method?
Typical drive time? ie no short runs etc?
Service intervals?
Any track days?
Do you drive it hard? Often high in the rev range etc?
Any particular oil type you insist on?
Anything else of note?

Nothing out of the ordinary.
2011 Competition Pack DCT (Nov 2010 Build Date)
FBMWSH.
I do an intermittent oil and filter change every 7-8k (so roughly half way between main dealer services). I always wait until ECP or someone has a 50% 'flash sale' as they seem to do every other day and buy oil and filters that way. Cheap as chips...sort of. I think I usually pay around 35 quid each for 4litre bottles.

Castrol Oil. Edge Titanium 10w-60. Have used this since new. I bought the car AUC at 23k miles and i know BMW were using Castrol at that time when servicing. I have continued since. I think maybe once they used their 'own brand' which I believe is Shell now? before i realised they had changed suppliers, anyway, I've insisted on Castrol since, going so far to supply my own oil.

Have followed the same warm up procedure religiously. Start car and just take it easy until the oil is 75/80 deg c, keeping revs below 3k.

Have periodically done a few track days and had a trip to the Ring twice, but just for fun really. Never 'really' pushed the car in that respect.

Lots of short runs (school pick ups, shops etc) but also lots of motorway miles, although that has come down a lot recently.

Co-incidentally, while doing the big miles, my battery lasted 7 years... as soon as I dropped milage and using the car for long trips so much... car started throwing battery related codes regularly, so I've recently changed that.

As far as 'driving hard' probably not. As I said, I warm up 'properly'. And by that I mean I start the car and move off after around 20 seconds, so everything is getting warmed up. Remember, the Diff and Gearbox have oil in too, no point in sitting in your car warming up the engine for a couple of minutes like some do, then flooring it... your diff and gearbox are stone cold!
Get them moving slowly and warming up at the same time as the engine, not playing catch up!

That's what I've done anyway and it seems to have looked after me, all common sense stuff really.

I've had a brake vacuum sensor go this year and I'm about to replace the 4 lambda sensors, for no other reason than they are nearly 8 years old and 130 thousand miles!

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Nothing out of the ordinary.
2011 Competition Pack DCT (Nov 2010 Build Date)
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I do an intermittent oil and filter change every 7-8k (so roughly half way between main dealer services). I always wait until ECP or someone has a 50% 'flash sale' as they seem to do every other day and buy oil and filters that way. Cheap as chips...sort of. I think I usually pay around 35 quid each for 4litre bottles.

Castrol Oil. Edge Titanium 10w-60. Have used this since new. I bought the car AUC at 23k miles and i know BMW were using Castrol at that time when servicing. I have continued since. I think maybe once they used their 'own brand' which I believe is Shell now? before i realised they had changed suppliers, anyway, I've insisted on Castrol since, going so far to supply my own oil.

Have followed the same warm up procedure religiously. Start car and just take it easy until the oil is 75/80 deg c, keeping revs below 3k.

Have periodically done a few track days and had a trip to the Ring twice, but just for fun really. Never 'really' pushed the car in that respect.

Lots of short runs (school pick ups, shops etc) but also lots of motorway miles, although that has come down a lot recently.

Co-incidentally, while doing the big miles, my battery lasted 7 years... as soon as I dropped milage and using the car for long trips so much... car started throwing battery related codes regularly, so I've recently changed that.

As far as 'driving hard' probably not. As I said, I warm up 'properly'. And by that I mean I start the car and move off after around 20 seconds, so everything is getting warmed up. Remember, the Diff and Gearbox have oil in too, no point in sitting in your car warming up the engine for a couple of minutes like some do, then flooring it... your diff and gearbox are stone cold!
Get them moving slowly and warming up at the same time as the engine, not playing catch up!

That's what I've done anyway and it seems to have looked after me, all common sense stuff really.

I've had a brake vacuum sensor go this year and I'm about to replace the 4 lambda sensors, for no other reason than they are nearly 8 years old and 130 thousand miles!

This is exactly what I do (less the track time) so the routine has obviously worked for you. Glad to hear good news on mileage if well cared for....
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