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      07-27-2019, 10:59 AM   #1

Drives: BMW 128i
Join Date: Jul 2019
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Buying a BMW 128i

Hi ya'll,

I'm new here, I am planning on purchasing a BMW 128i, and I wanted to know all the issues it can have, and what I need to do for preventive maintenance. I currently own a 2012 VW GTI, but now I'm looking for something small naturally aspirated and fun.


P.S I live in Canada
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      08-07-2019, 09:33 AM   #2
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Drives: 128i convertible
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lexington, SC

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It could have lots of issues but the only repair I've had to have done on mine is a new alternator. I have about 93,000 miles on it. You may want to look for Mike Millers maintenance guide for suggestions on maintenance. I change the oil and filter every 5,000 miles (plenty often) and have changed the transmission fluid twice, rear end once. Brake fluid is overdue at this point but has been changed a couple of times.
128i Convertible, MT, Alpine White, Black Top, Taupe Leatherette, Walnut, Sport
Ordered 5/22/09, Completed 6/4/09, At Port 6/9/09, On the Georgia Highway 6/13/09, Ship Arrived Charleston 6/24/09 at 10pm, PCD 7/21/09
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