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Default Buying used 2008 335i sedan. Anything to look out for? - 09-17-2021, 11:53 AM

I'm buying my first BMW. I narrowed it down to the 2008 335i and am open to both private owner and dealers. These cars are in the $17k-$23k range with 40k miles- 75k miles. Sport, premium, cold weather and navigation packages. I've driven a ton and have decided to go for the sedan.

This will be my first time buying a used car. If you were to buy this car, what would you look out for? Thanks!https://19216811.cam/ https://1921681001.id/

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Default 09-19-2021, 05:08 AM

There are endless answers to this question with a quick search. Still, Ill answer with a little less analysis.

Injectors - Find a car with Index 11 or 12. Index 12 is ideal as they very rarely have problems.

Turbos - Maybe replaced before. If not, they are probably tired on a 12+ year old car.

HPFP - Probably OK if replaced after 2013'ish.

Oil leaks - Valve cover, oil filter housing, oil pan gasket (highly recommend full replacements and not just gaskets with the exception of oil pan, maybe)

-Cooling system - water pump, expansion tank, radiator, coolant hoses (basically entire cooling system)

-Walnut blast

-O2 sensors

-Drive belt kit

Probably missing some things. 10+ year old N54's will require some TLC. Awesome cars and engines if you don't mind intensive preventative maintenance. Horrible cars if you want to throw mods at them without addressing at least some of this.

2007 335i - JB4 + MHD BEF, RB Twos Plus, PI + Stage 3 LPFP, 100% E85, BMS DCI, VRSF **, VRSF 7.5" FMIC, VRSF CP w/ TiAL BOV, MMP inlets, VRSF aluminum outlets, XHP Stage 3, TC Kline SA, M3 F/R control arms
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