This is my first ever petrol car (I'm almost 30yrs). I'm exchanging my heavily modified BMW E92 335D for this V10 as a stop gap before I jump bck into something more sensible but really just wanted to try my hands, and what better way than to do so, I thought. The exchange of my car for this suited me perfectly - recently married, no kids and mrs happy for me to jump on this, which makes all the more sense lol!
Anyways, I believe this car might already have been floating on the forum pages few years back. A friend of mine had purchased it - Indianapolis Red but quickly had it wrapped to a Matt Metallic Blue colour, which still lives on. I have the choice to either keep the wrap or take it off and get it nicely detailed.
It's had ALOT of work done under warranty and I'll be getting the Tier 1 BMW warranty soon as I take her into my hands. It's covered 61.5k mileage but has already had the following done under my friends approx 10k ownership. I'm sure I can get a full list of the work it's had done before and after that but there what I know:
Feb 2014: Replaced Battery & +ve battery cable @ 45,375
Mar 2014: Replaced fuse in alarm system as causing battery drain @ 45,474
Apr 2014: Replaced clutch and clutch salve cylinder @ 45,732
Apr 2014: Replaced VANOS hub and solenoid valves on engine bank 1 @ 45,732
May 2014: Testing for engine revs dropping, no faults stored/recorded @ 46,253
Jul 2014: Replaced both engine idle actuators @ 47,979
Aug 2014: Replaced all hydraulic valvle clearance compensators, exhaust solenoid valve, coolant temperature sensor, throttle valve assemblies (cylinders 1-5) & throttle body bellows (cylinder 3,5,9)
The above is a much simplified summary of the work that was carried out by BMW themselves and I know after he sold it, it went to another friend of mine who's had pretty much trouble free driving, other than the usual servicing!
Half of that stuff was replaced as BMW were trying things to find a solution to the original issue my friend had - loss of power - so its actually good as the car was pretty much getting rebuilt under warranty.
Wrapped in Matt Metallic Blue
Eisenmann Race Exhaust
BC Forged HB29 20" 2 piece wheels
Side Skirt Extensions
Lowered on H&R springs all round
Private Plate - M6 UGO
I'll be on here regularly to read and enjoy other people's build. Sneak Peak for now.