2008 BMW E90 M3

$23,000 - 156k miles - DCT - San Diego, CA

Interior: Bamboo Beige/Brushed Aluminum

Exterior: Jerez Black

Title: Clean California Title in hand

RB’s & TA’s have been replaced

Recent Maintenance (ALL within last 1,650 miles):

  • (Graf) Water Pump @ 154,479 miles

  • (Rein) Upper/Lower Radiator Hoses @ 154,479 miles

  • (BMW) Coolant x2 Gallons @ 154,479 miles

  • (VNE/BMW) Coolant Temp Sensor @ 154,479 miles

  • (Victor Reinz) Water Pipe O-Ring x4 @ 154,479 miles

  • (Mahle) Thermostat @ 154,479 miles

  • (BMW) Brass Expansion Tank Bleed Screw @ 154,479 miles

  • (LiquiMoly) Oil Change Kit @ 154,479 miles

  • (BMW) Oil Pan Gasket @ 155,226 miles

  • (BMW) Valve Cover Gaskets x2 @ 155,226 miles

  • (BMW) Timing Cover Gaskets x2 @ 155,226 miles

  • (Bosch/BMW) Fuel Injectors w/ Clips x8 @ 155,226 miles

  • (BMW) Engine Mount x2 @ 155,226 miles

  • (NGK/BMW) Spark Plugs x8 @ 155,226 miles

  • (LiquiMoly) Oil Change Kit @ 155,226 miles

  • (BMW) Oil Pickup Tube Gaskets x3 @ 155,226 miles

  • (ACL/ARP) Rod Bearings/Conrod Bolts @ 155,226 miles

  • (Continental) A/C P/S Drive Belt @ 155,226 miles

  • (Continental) Water Pump Drive Belt @ 155,226 miles

  • (Slon) Vanos Gear Snap In Covers @ 155,226

(ALL items purchased from FCP Euro other than Rod Bearings & Slon Vanos Gear Covers, so almost everything has the lifetime warranty)

  • Driveshaft makes cowbell noise, either needs a rebuild or to purchase/replace with a new one

  • DCT pan seeps oil (common area to upgrade with aftermarket pan)

  • Possible “increased emissions” indicator. I had replaced the cooling components above thinking they were the cause, the code came back after a couple weeks, however after replacing the valve cover gaskets last week and clearing codes, the code HAS NOT returned, so I may have fixed the issue while I was in there.

  • KW HAS Adjustable lowering spring kit w/ EDC still enabled

  • Turner Motorsport Wheel Stud Kit

  • Wheel spacers x4 (Currently only using 2 in the rear)

  • LUX 180 Headlight/Angel Eye bulbs

  • (Hardly call this a mod lol) Previous owner cut the muffler off, i STILL have it and you’re welcome to take it, just know its pretty loud until then

  • I purchased everything to do the LCI trunk conversion (trunk, inner tails, outer tails), inners are used as is the trunk, which is also not painted Jerez Black yet, but the outers are brand new BMW LED lights, would love for you to take it all with purchase

  • Alcantara DCT boot with Gloss Black painted bezel


Asking price: $23,000 OBO

Contact: Anthony

Email: anthonyblancett22@gmail.com

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Direct sales listing from owner -


FOR SALE: 2008 BMW E90 M3


Price: $23,000 OBO (Price is negotiable, please read ENTIRE ad before coming at me for the price due to mileage)

Mileage: 156,100

Transmission: DCT

Interior: Bamboo Beige/Brushed Aluminum

Exterior: Jerez Black

Title: Clean California Title in hand

Current Location: San Diego, CA

RB’s & TA’s have been replaced (Previous owner replaced TA’s with OEM, read below for when I replaced RB’s)

Options @ time of original purchase: See attached photo


Recent Maintenance (ALL within last 1,650 miles):

  • (Graf) Water Pump @ 154,479 miles

  • (Rein) Upper/Lower Radiator Hoses @ 154,479 miles

  • (BMW) Coolant x2 Gallons @ 154,479 miles

  • (VNE/BMW) Coolant Temp Sensor @ 154,479 miles

  • (Victor Reinz) Water Pipe O-Ring x4 @ 154,479 miles

  • (Mahle) Thermostat @ 154,479 miles

  • (BMW) Brass Expansion Tank Bleed Screw @ 154,479 miles

  • (LiquiMoly) Oil Change Kit @ 154,479 miles

  • (BMW) Oil Pan Gasket @ 155,226 miles

  • (BMW) Valve Cover Gaskets x2 @ 155,226 miles

  • (BMW) Timing Cover Gaskets x2 @ 155,226 miles

  • (Bosch/BMW) Fuel Injectors w/ Clips x8 @ 155,226 miles

  • (BMW) Engine Mount x2 @ 155,226 miles

  • (NGK/BMW) Spark Plugs x8 @ 155,226 miles

  • (LiquiMoly) Oil Change Kit @ 155,226 miles

  • (BMW) Oil Pickup Tube Gaskets x3 @ 155,226 miles

  • (ACL/ARP) Rod Bearings/Conrod Bolts @ 155,226 miles

  • (Continental) A/C P/S Drive Belt @ 155,226 miles

  • (Continental) Water Pump Drive Belt @ 155,226 miles

  • (Slon) Vanos Gear Snap In Covers @ 155,226

(ALL items purchased from FCP Euro other than Rod Bearings & Slon Vanos Gear Covers, so almost everything has the lifetime warranty)


Maintenance Items to be Addressed:

  • Driveshaft makes cowbell noise, either needs a rebuild or to purchase/replace with a new one

  • DCT pan seeps oil (common area to upgrade with aftermarket pan)

  • Possible “increased emissions” indicator. I had replaced the cooling components above thinking they were the cause, the code came back after a couple weeks, however after replacing the valve cover gaskets last week and clearing codes, the code HAS NOT returned, so I may have fixed the issue while I was in there.

  • Center console buttons falling off (common issue with age, $50 fix from amazon)

  • Paint could use a refresh, especially on the front bumper

  • Couple of small dents, but can be handled with PDR

  • Pass side mirror cover & pass side skirt scuffed, previous owner claimed that they happened together but said carfax reported it as 2 separate occasions, either way vehicle has a CLEAN california title with no other signs of damage

  • Drivers outer bolster showing heaving signs of aging (see photo)

  • Rear interior vents damaged (was like that when i got the car

  • Headlight wire shielding coming apart (guess its pretty common for the older M3’s) which caused the pass side angel eye to be commanded off via the Footwell Module, as a result i unplugged the drivers side as well. Both bulbs work, the Footwell Module needs to have the fault cleared after either the wires are fixed or the headlights are replaced if you don’t want to repair the wires


Mods:

  • KW HAS Adjustable lowering spring kit w/ EDC still enabled

  • Turner Motorsport Wheel Stud Kit

  • Wheel spacers x4 (Currently only using 2 in the rear)

  • LUX 180 Headlight/Angel Eye bulbs

  • (Hardly call this a mod lol) Previous owner cut the muffler off, i STILL have it and you’re welcome to take it, just know its pretty loud until then

  • I purchased everything to do the LCI trunk conversion (trunk, inner tails, outer tails), inners are used as is the trunk, which is also not painted Jerez Black yet, but the outers are brand new BMW LED lights, would love for you to take it all with purchase

  • Alcantara DCT boot with Gloss Black painted bezel


Discussion:

I'll attempt to be brief, I purchased this car last September 2021 from Seattle, Washington and drove it back down here to San Diego, CA. The mileage at the time of purchase was 152,842, and since bringin it home, I have replaced everything myself (I'm an ASE certified master technician) with all items I had listed above. According to a friend/BMW employee, this car was pretty much fully optioned out from what I can tell (see photos above). The reason for selling is simple, as much as i do enjoy this car, im looking to purchase my first home very soon, and at this time i don't need a project car, so now that the majority of the major maintenance/preventative maintenance is handled, it's as good a time as ever to let it go.


I'm sure I'm missing a few things but if you made it this far, thank you. I did my best to be as transparent as possible but if you have any other questions or wish to see more photos/videos, feel free to DM me.


Again the PRICE IS NEGOTIABLE. However, this price isn't a reflection of the “mods”, as we all know mods don't add value, but i'll argue day and night about a car that has serious/expensive maintenance & preventative maintenance done vs. a car that does not. Lots of known potential issues have been addressed such as the Slon Vanos Gear Covers, all new BMW fuel injectors, Rod bearings, & Throttle actuators. So please consider the amount of work you'll save yourself and then try to understand the price I'm posting the car for. If you don't like the price then thankfully you don’t have to buy it, but please leave your negative comments to yourself.


If you skipped to the bottom, ill strongly advise you to go back and read the entire post before commenting, thank you!


** Price is negotiable **

** Price is OBO **

** $23,000 for a higher mileage M3 is understandably high in today's market, so if it wasn't clear, I’m willing to work within reason on the price lol **



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