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Collected my 159 a couple of days ago

Hi Guys,

I collected my new to me 2008 159 Ti 2.4 Qtronic on Tuesday night after waiting several days for the funds to be made available. I got the car for a very good price knowing there were a few faults with it. It is now in the paint shop getting a very minor ding removed and the wheels refurbed. I knew when I bought it there was a knocking coming from the front, is this likely to be top wishbones? Also where is the best place to buy a complete service kit from? I need the works, oil, oil filter, air & fuel filter, timing belt kit inc tensioners, water pump & pollen filter. Is there anything else I'm missing? I also noticed the passenger window only works from the passenger side switch, the drivers switch will lower it but won't raise it again, any suggestions?

The car drives nicely with a more supple ride than my E46 318 sport coupe, but not too soft to be unsporty. I really like the slush box although maybe not as smooth as some I'm more than ok with it. It will take me a while getting used to the offset driving position as the BMW's steering is directly in the middle of the drivers seating position. I'll be much happier though when I get all the servicing sorted.

I'm very much a DIYer so wish me luck in the next week or so.

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Might be worth changing gearbox oil too.
Switch sounds like a poor contact - gentle tease out and check connections and surfaces.
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