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Old Sat, May-27-2017, 04:21:21 PM   #1
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Default Need input on purchasing 2009 E92

Hello I'm thinking of buying an 2009 e92 m3, the car has around 133,000 miles. Its currently in limp mode the seller says that its the throttle actuator bank two. Thats not what I'm worried about because the rod bearing have never been changed. The price is irresistible and I don't want to miss out on this great deal. At 133,000 miles could the engine be in limp mode from the rod bearings? Im not trying to purchase a car that will need a new engine. I plan on doing the rod bearings when I get the car, but at 133,000 miles with them not ever being done it make me wonder. I came from a e36 m3 looking into an e92. Im not to familiar with these cars so if I don't sound reasonable give me some slack. Thank you.
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Default Re: Need input on purchasing 2009 E92

It can end up in limp mode due to variety of reasons but it would not be rod bearing. take it to dealer and have them run a diagnostic for you.

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Default Re: Need input on purchasing 2009 E92

I agree. Rod bearing issues typically throw no codes but eventually cause catastrophic failure. Some cars have gone 250k miles with no issues while others have failed in 20k miles. I recommend changing them. I think throttle actuator replacement is the likely issue. A VDO unit is about $550 each and takes a couple of hours to change. At 133k, I would change both.

I would have a dealer scan the key to get the service history. I would also want to know the title history from the VIN.
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