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Old 06-03-2013, 03:59 PM
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No service records?.....

I just purchased a 2005 4.8is and I checked the service record and it only has oil change done all these years....well thats what the service record says.

The vehicle run extremely well, but should i be worried about anything?
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Congrats on the purchase!

what is the mileage on the car?
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Congrats on the purchase!

what is the mileage on the car?
Thanks. love this machine.

it has 57,500
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Change your oil anyway.. right after you bought it and new filter.

5w-30 Castrol Synthetic Edge ( Black bottle/Jug ).

Do not follow BMW interval of 10-15k mile oilchanges or whatever it is..

Change it every 5k at most 6k. I have a 4.8is also, and have the smoking problem... I suspect its cause PO followed dumb BMW intervals which contributes alot to this problem, and it was a Connecticut car.. so probably short trips in the cold winters, contributed even more with engine not to temp, and the ccv and all that.
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this car too is a ct car. im wondering if the previous owner is on here.

but im surprise it has no other service history. like brake job or coolant change or so.

im happy that it has no other service history however, which means it hasn't had no problem
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:40 PM
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If you are referencing BMW service records, perhaps he didn't have his work done by a dealer.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:58 AM
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I see a few of these evidently V8's (4 exhaust pipes) that smoke after starting to move after a red light.....Hmmmm...never seen a 3.0 do that..<vbg>
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Congrats on the X. As already stated, the PO might have it serviced at a private Indy.

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All OP wanted to know is if he made a wise purchase. It is not about a contest of which is better a 6 or 8 cylinder.

Yes, at 57,000 mi. you made a great purchase. Hard to find one with that few miles. It is VERY unlikely that an owner of a 4.8 would be the type to ignore service intervals. The engine offers great performance and the suspension great handling. Generally, a 4.8 will be loaded with all the bells and whistles. The pricey issues of an X usually start somewhere near either side of 100,000mi. Most love their 4.8 so much they trudge through that time and keep enjoying the vehicle. You will meet many of them here. Note, there is a forum for 4.6 and 4.8 owners here. What color is it? Congratulations on your purchase!!!
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My Maintaince Folder is about 2-3 thick ! I kid you not :-/
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