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Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« on: February 06, 2014, 03:36:03 PM »
A couple days ago I picked up a 2009 M-sport 135 . Alpine white with Red leather interior.
It'll be a work in progress.  It was involved in a front end collision and has a salvage title.  I'm still deciding what route to go:

a) repair and keep it (although my wife wouldn't understand why I need 2 garage queens
b) part it out (I previously parted out a 330 and a 335)
c) Sell it as is.

So far, I've seen a bunch of mods.

a) Exhaust, midpipes and downpipes.
b) Chargepipe and blowoff valve
c) intercooler
d) oil catch can
e) dp fix
f) M3 cluster swap (Previous owner DID NOT do this right)
g) Carbon fiber diffuser
h) Carbon fiber lip (painted AW)

a bunch of other misc. things.   It runs great.  The car has been disassembled so I can see exactly what it will need.
Frame seems untouched, however the engine cradle was damaged on the driver's side. It'll need a new engine cradle and basically replace all of the front drivers side suspension. (that was where the impact was)

Airbags are all good. No problems on the interior.

Originally I purchased it to part out, but I think its actually worth it to repair and get it inspected/registered.

Here are some pics.  I'll update this thread as I do more work.
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 03:37:00 PM »
more pics..
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 03:38:05 PM »
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 04:29:29 PM »
So awesome that it turned on without a problem!  ???
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 06:35:41 PM »
Interior looks good,

Could be an awesome project car!
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 07:03:07 PM »
That interior is defiantly my favourite colour! :D :D :D
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 07:03:58 PM »
I like the color combo that's for sure.
 I have to get rid of all the plastidip garbage on the rest of the car.
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 07:14:40 PM »
And the vinyl and blue lights please!!!
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014, 07:22:01 PM »
The black on the side is that plastidip shit.
He also did pin stripes.
The roof is plastidipped too.
and so was the trunk.

The wheels were also plastidipped.   The hood and fenders had some too.
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 07:23:24 PM »
So what was not plastidipped? haha
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2014, 07:25:27 PM »
So what was not plastidipped? haha
The mirrors too.
The worst part is.. the stuff on the body is too thin and doesn't come off easy.  It rips in tiny tiny pieces.
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2014, 07:29:20 PM »
So what was not plastidipped? haha
The mirrors too.
The worst part is.. the stuff on the body is too thin and doesn't come off easy.  It rips in tiny tiny pieces.

Just use some paint thinner, should come right off
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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2014, 08:27:11 PM »
What did you pay if you don't Mind me asking?

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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2014, 08:28:31 PM »
What engine management system do you think it has?

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Re: Picked up a 2009 135i - project car
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2014, 10:05:10 PM »
What did you pay if you don't Mind me asking?

Once i decide what i'm doing.. I'll say :) It was purchased from the insurance comapny.  A friend has an account. I use it whenever I find something I like.

What engine management system do you think it has?

That I don't know..  I did find the previous owner's 1addict's profile.  Looked like he had a few different tunes. VB2 and VB3 I believe. However, I don't see anything that shows it's still in there.  I do see a DP Fix but that's it.
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