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The following list summarizes all known service activities performed on this vehicle since it was first purchased new in 1990. Obviously, there are a few gaps in the records - especially in those furnished by previous owners (a realistic expectation for a car that is 11 years old). However, the overall account of the car's service history should demonstrate conscientous and responsible ownership thoughout the car's life. All of the items below can be verified with service receipts, invoices, dealership stamps, or other means of confirmation.

Records from when I purchased the car in March of 1998 through the present are 95% complete, and provide the most meaningful data for determining the current condition of the car (as I have owned it for the past 58,000 miles).

Mileage Date Service Provider/Location
173,167 08.06.01 Self, VA
Replace coolant level sensor
Replace passenger-side brake light bulb
Replace passenger-side rear parking light bulb (in bumper reflector)
172,331 07.15.01 Self, VA
Drain and refill oil; replace filter (Mobil 1 15W-50)
169,198 05.17.01 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Replace & calibrate cruise control throttle cable
Replace brake fluid reservoir grommets
169,130 05.14.01 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Replace auxiliary waterpump (updated design)
Replace updated auxiliary waterpump mount, clamp, & fasteners
Refill and bleed coolant
168,000 04.28.01 Self, VA
Replace all floormats
Replace brake light switch
Replace windshield wiper blade assemblies
Replace windshield wiper arm caps
Replace HVAC intake grill clips
167,476 03.31.01 Dulles Park Amoco, VA
State Safety Inspection
Emissions Inspection
167,378 03.28.01 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Replace differential (open 3.46 final drive ratio) with 3.64 limited slip
Swap input shaft flange on housing
Pack CV joints at input shaft
Drain and fill differential (Mobil 1 75W-90 synthetic & friction modifiers)
Replace throttle cable
Adjust microswitch positioning for cruise control
166,950 03.13.01 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Inspection I
(Mobil 1 15W-50)
Mount and balance 4 new tires (Kumho ECSTA Supra 712)
Drain and inspect differential fluid (recommend replacement)
Fabricate bracket for oil pressure sensor (loose connector)
03.11.01 Self, VA
Replace gas shocks for hood and trunk
166,489 03.02.01 Fairfax Imports, VA
Buff minor surface scratches out of trunk lid
165,322 01.24.01 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Replace front passenger-side strut housing
Retrofit updated ABS brake sensor
Align suspension
Check oil pressure sensor for fault (loose connector)
164,868 01.06.01 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Diagnose excessive positive camber of front passenger-side wheel
Replace front passenger-side lower control arm
Replace front passenger-side thrust arm bushing (with 750iL part)
Pressure test cooling system (OK)
Check oil pressure sensor for fault (loose connector)
12.26.00 Self, VA
Replace thermostat
10.25.00 Self, VA
Replace Lamp Control Module (ProgRama upgraded LKM)
08.02.00 Self, VA
Replace front brake rotors (ATE Power Disc slotted)
Replace rear brake rotors (Balo BMW OEM)
156,559 07.14.00 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Diagnose no start/no run situation
Test fuel system, fuel pressure, main relay, and reference sensor
Replace defective reference sensor
156,492 07.06.00 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Drain and flush coolant
Replace heater control valve
Fill, bleed, and test coolant system
Check A/C charge (OK)
Adjust fan belts
Check cruise control for faulty brake or clutch switch
150,100 05.24.00 National Tire & Battery (NTB), VA
Mount and balance 4 tires on new M5 "Throwing Star" wheels
152,800 05.17.00 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Inspection II
(Mobil 1 15W-50, Mobil 1 75W-90, Redline ATF, ATE Super Blue)
Replace spark plugs (W8LCR)
Replace all accessory belts
Replace rear exhaust hangers
Remove seized spark plug and chase threads
Replace front and rear shocks (Bilstein Sport)
Replace front and rear springs (Eibach Pro Kit)
Replace front and rear sway bars (Eibach adjustable)
Replace rear Pitman arms, bushings, and control arm links
Align suspension
04.22.00 Self, VA
Replace passenger-side sun visor
150,377 04.01.00 Pineridge Texaco, VA
State Safety Inspection
150,130 03.26.00 Self, VA
Drain and refill oil; replace filter (Mobil 1 15W-50)
149,788 03.20.00 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Replace clutch assembly
Replace pilot bearing, clutch fork, flywheel seal, and rear crank seal
Replace driveshaft center support bearing
Replace exhaust manifold stud
148,463 12.07.99 National Tire & Battery (NTB), VA
Align suspension
148,440 12.07.99 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Replace front driver-side lower control arm
Replace upper radiator hose
Top up, bleed, and test coolant system
147,540 11.13.99 Self, VA
Replace 85 AH car battery
11.30.99 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Mount and balance 4 new tires (Yokohama A520)
144,113 08.28.99 Self, VA
Drain and refill oil; replace filter (Mobil 1 15W-50)
142,611 08.10.99 Chris BMW, GA
Diagnose faulty SRS airbag warning light
Replace SRS slip ring in steering wheel
07.10.99 National Tire & Battery (NTB), GA
Repair flat tire (Michelin Pilot SX MXX3)
06.24.99 National Tire & Battery (NTB), GA
Balance tire (Michelin Pilot SX MXX3)
140,093 06.17.99 Self, VA
Drain and refill oil; replace filter (Mobil 1 15W-50)
134,795 03.22.99 Self, VA
Drain and refill oil; replace filter (Mobil 1 15W-50)
134,788 03.22.99 Heritage Exxon, VA
State Safety Inspection
Emissions Inspection
132,194 02.08.99 Bavarian Imports, GA
Diagnose no start (engine cranks)
Test fuel injector pulse, spark, DME data stream, and main relay
Replace main relay
130,333 12.27.98 Self, VA
Drain and refill oil; replace filter (Mobil 1 15W-50)
128,690 12.01.98 Bavarian Imports, GA
Replace front driver-side window regulator
125,983 09.11.98 Auto Sportsystems Group, VA
Replace front passenger-side lower control arm
Replace exhaust manifold gasket
Balance 4 wheels/tires
Adjust accessory belts
Reset oil inspection lights
08.25.98 Self, TX
Install Valentine 1 radar/laser detector with concealed remote display
08.21.98 Self, TX
Replace HVAC limit switch (fan speed "sword" resistor)
08.02.98 National Tire & Battery (NTB), TX
Balance 4 tires (Yokohama AVS S4-Z)
119,735 06.24.98 Phoenix Motor Works, TX
Adjust valves and replace valve cover gasket
Drain and refill oil; replace filter (Mobil 1 15W-50; BG Quick Clean)
Replace fuel filter
Replace fuel hose
Replace clutch master cylinder
Flush and refill clutch circuit fluid (ATE Super Blue)
06.10.98 Motor Techtonics, TX
Replace and refinish front bumper cover (540i Sport with brake ducts)
Replace and refinish hood
Replace and refinish driver-side fender
Replace and refinish front grill assembly
Replace airbag & steering wheel cover
Replace driver-side headlight and foglight assemblies
Replace radiator
Replace A/C condenser
Replace cooling fan and shroud
06.08.98 Sun Tint, TX
Remove existing window tint
Install new window tint
06.04.98 Self, TX
Install Turner Motorsports (Jim Conforti) performance chip
05.21.98 Custom Sounds, TX
Install Clifford IntelliGuard 800-IQ alarm system
117,328 04.18.98 Phoenix Motor Works, TX
Inspection II
(Mobil 1 15W-50, Castrol SAF-XJ, Amsoil ATF, ATE Super Blue)
Replace spark plugs (W8LCR-Cu)
Replace all accessory belts
Replace oxygen sensor
Replace distributor rotor and cap
Replace guibo
Replace clutch slave cylinder
Replace "duck" gasket
Replace transmission flange lockplate and rear seal
Replace tranmission shifter plug seal
Replace windshield washer T-connector
04.13.98 Custom Sounds, TX
Install stereo head-unit (Alpine 7982)
Install CD Changer (Alpine CHM-S601)
Install 2 amplifiers (MTX Thunder Pro & Alpine V12)
Install crossover (MTX)
Install 2 subwoofers in sealed enclosure (JL Audio)
Replace all 4 5+1 component speakers (Diamond & Ecclipse)
Tune and calibrate stereo system
04.02.98 John Roberts BMW, TX
Replace master key & flashlight
Replace 4 door handle screws and 4 plugs (interior)
Replace 4 parking light blubs in bumper reflectors
116,500 03.27.98 National Tire & Battery (NTB), TX
Balance 4 tires (Yokohama AVS S4-Z)
03.25.98 Motor Techtonics, TX
Remove all body trim, lights, and bumper assemblies
Repair and prep all body panels
Mask, prime, and prep all body panels
Paint, bake, and buff all body panels (PPG paint in successive coats)
Re-install all body trim, lights, and bumper covers
Replace front windshield molding
116,030 03.17.98 Notary Public, TX
Sale and transfer of title to present owner
115,500 02.11.98 Phoenix Motor Works, TX
Pre-Purchase Inspection
12.12.97 National Tire & Battery (NTB), TX
Mount and balance 4 new tires (Yokohama AVS S4-Z)
07.??.97 TX
State Safety Inspection
??.??.97 TX
Replace steering rack assembly
03.27.97 Classic BMW, TX
Engine oil service
92,524 06.11.96 John Roberts BMW, TX
Inspection II
80,938 09.28.95 John Roberts BMW, TX
Engine oil service
72,465 03.09.95 John Roberts BMW, TX
Inspection I
69,236 01.23.95 John Roberts BMW, TX
Engine oil service
58,718 03.03.94 John Roberts BMW, TX
Inspection II
50,627 07.27.93 John Roberts BMW, TX
State Safety Inspection
Replace clutch master cyclinder
Replace clutch slave cyclinder
Replace exhaust heatshield
Repair exhaust
Engine oil service
48,442 05.17.93 BMW Center, TX
Engine oil service
45,587 03.22.93 John Roberts BMW, TX
Inspection I
04.20.92 TX
Engine oil service
29,721 02.05.92 BMW Center, TX
Engine oil service
23,974 10.05.91 BMW Center, TX
Inspection II
20,769 07.29.91 BMW Center, TX
Engine oil service
15,850 03.16.91 BMW Center, TX
Inspection I
10,512 11.15.90 Rountree BMW, LA
Engine oil service
8,233 08.28.90 Rountree BMW, LA
Engine oil service
06.22.90 Orr BMW, LA
Engine oil service
1,723 04.05.90 Orr BMW, LA
1200 Mile Inspection
7 01.30.90 Rountree BMW, LA
Pre-Delivery Inspection