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      10-28-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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"New" 2008 135i and new 1addict!

Hey guys/gals! New owner of a 2008 Montego Blue 135i w/24,ish k miles and new member of the forums(have been lurking/reading up for a while now).

Was impressed with the car, power comes in nice and smooth, car felt well planted with regular road driving. Was a pretty clean car inside and out, couldn't resist! Really only concern with my new purchase is the reliability..seems like some people on here have horror stories and others have minimal issues?? I'm a little concerned about the HPFP, but seems like this issue has effected less and less people lately? Only concerned b/c it will be my DD.

Anyway, Feel free to give me a heads up on what to watch out for to keep the thing running! I plan on doing a few exterior mods in the near future, but for right now am thinking about keeping engine mods to a minimum(Car is still under warranty.. am considering doing the extended warranty?? thoughts?) I'll try to add some pics in a few days.

Thanks guys!

ps. Im in the Indy area, anyone else around Indy? (haven't seen many 135i's at all)
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      10-28-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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Nice color choice! I got my 1er earlier in the summer.

Keep your car up to date with HPFP and injectors. Find out if it has the old or new software. (the new seems to detune the car)

Nice find! Enjoy it!
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      10-28-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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Welcome! Congrats on your new purchase -- my second favorite color!
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      10-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #4
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Congrats on the purchase! have fun and be safe...stay away from mods I was going to limit them or none at all and once I started I couldn't stop. Still going at this point.
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Congrats on the new ride! An welcome.
Your going to love it.
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      10-30-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! First weekend with it and I'm really enjoying it!

It got a new HPFP about 3 or 4 months ago (old one didn't fail, previous owner just decided to have the new one put in with the recall). Not sure about the software update but from my readings it appears like the new software was installed. I hear the pump prime when I unlock and open the door, also power delivery to 1/2 throttle just feels like maybe it was dialed back. Once WOT though, car is a rocket.

Window tint going on sometime this week, In the market for nice winter tires and rims.. and maybe an aftermarket exhaust soon!

@ ken1137, I hear ya! Mods are a love hate relationship.. love them on the car, hate the bank balance!
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