Its been an OK start, the car wasn't perfect when I got it but I know the prior owner so was told about all the faults before I bought it, so went in with open eyes.
Luckily he had just bought his own garage so only sold this really to help fund that and buy some replacement equipment
Known faults when collected:
SMG Errors sometimes pop the car into the 'drive moderately' warning message.
Rear Silencers had been removed - sounds like an F1 car even on idle
No AUX Port - its a 2005 and this car wasn't sold with it from the factory.
Discs & Pads will need changing within a few thousand miles.
Passenger side seatbelt has to be plugged in even when no-one is sitting their or the dash moans
SMG Pump Replaced
OEM Rear Silencers from front box back purchased from eBay and the garage welded them on for me, a really neat job! Car is now sensible again
AUX Port fitted (£3.99 cable from HongKong) - now just need to sort the coding but having INPA issues with SP-Daten version - I have the latest by the order list of my car still throws an error after reading the VIN
Codings using Carly (I have the BMCable as well from owning an M3 previously)
Mirrors now fold on locking, unfold on unlocking
Indicators now display in HUD
Error Codes cleared from ECU - only 04F0 remains, more on that below
Car cleaned , took me 2 hours to rinse, foam, rinse, shampoo, wheel cleaner, rinse, wax, tyre dressing, wheels waxed and protected with sealant.
As it sits now it has 1 issue left to solve and that that when the revs drop coming to a junction sometimes I get the cog on the dash due to a 'pressure under-shot' error. Now the SMG Pump has been replaced I am thinking to replace the electronic motor that connects to it, or maybe the battery. The error log shows the rpm is always around 750rpm when it triggers and the battery voltage is at 12.5. I tested the alternator and its charging at 14.1 under normal driving.