Mechanical Maintenance June 2012 to the present, other than oil/filter:
(a) a new grommet for the antenna was installed. The old one had apparently rotted away.
(b) soon after purchase in June 2012, had the car gone over by the BEEMER CLINIC, in Fletcher, NC (belts, hoses, fluids). Beemer Clinic installed a new water pump, new top radiator hose, new fan belt idler pulley, new gasoline filter.
(c) correcting some of the problem bits ignored by its previous owner, the front-corner top triangle-plug window seals were defective, resulting in a very wet floor and a defective impact sensor under the passenger seat. Beemer Clinic found the consequences of my roof leak - mold under the carpet. Dried out the car and replaced the drowned impact sensor
(d) Three months after purchase some asshat sliced open the roof at 3am to get at a package. The new top ($2600) is leakproof.
(e) GERMAN AUTO WERKS of Asheville (brake fluid flush, rotation (yaw) sensor replacement, help with gauge cluster replacement)
----- My tach worked only intermittently. Sent it to a gauge repair place in California. $100+shipping, no help. Bought a used cluster, switched code plugs. All gauges work now, but I have the little tamper light showing.
(f) JOYNER BMW REPAIR in Asheville (Bilstein shocks, front control arm bushings)
(g) IMPORT AUTO PERFORMANCE in Asheville (thermostat, radiator).
On the WWW, Route 129, our local challenge: The "Dragon",
an 11-mile, 318-turn twisty run down the Smoky Mountains near
Deal's Gap between NC and TN is a fantastic ride in a sports car.
The video comments re the TN police are a hoot.